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Hume Cronyn Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Hume Cronyn Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth July 18, 1911
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Date of Death June 15, 2003

Hume Cronyn was a Canadian-American actor and writer who enjoyed a successful career in Hollywood with films likeĀ Shadow of a Doubt (1943), The Seventh Cross (1944), Under Capricorn (1949), There Was a Crooked Man… (1970), Crowded Paradise (1956), Cleopatra (1963), Cocoon (1985), Marvin’s Room (1996), etc.

Born Name

Hume Blake Cronyn Jr.

Nick Name

Hume

Hume Cronyn as seen in the 1950s
Hume Cronyn as seen in the 1950s (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

Hume was born on July 18, 1911.

Died

On June 15, 2003, he passed away from prostate cancer in Connecticut at the age of 91 years.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

London, Ontario, Canada

Nationality

Canadian, American

Occupation

Actor, Writer

Family

  • Father – Hume Blake Cronyn, Sr. (Businessman, Member of Parliament; 1864-1933)
  • Mother – Frances Amelia Labatt (1868-1941)
  • Siblings – Richard Hume Cronyn (Older Brother) (1894-1948), Verschoyle Philip Cronyn (Order Brother) (1895-1978), Honor Hume Cochran (Older Sister) (1899-1960)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Hume Cronyn had dated –

  1. Emily Woodruff (1935-1936) – He had a lavender marriage with a philanthropist woman named Emily Woodruff, who was a lesbian, from June 22, 1935, until their divorce in 1936.
  2. Jessica Tandy (1942-1994) – Hume tied the knot with actress Jessica Tandy on September 27, 1942. They raised 2 children together; a son named Christopher Cronyn and a daughter named Tandy Cronyn. The two stayed married until Jessica’s death from ovarian cancer on September 11, 1994.
  3. Talitha Pol (1969)
  4. Susan Cooper (1996-2003) – His 3rd marriage to playwright Susan Cooper lasted from July 20, 1996, until his death on June 15, 2003.
Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy seen at the Emmy Awards in 1988
Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy seen at the Emmy Awards in 1988 (Photo by Alan Light / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ due to his advancing age.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Short height

Hume Cronyn seen at the Academy Awards in 1990
Hume Cronyn seen at the Academy Awards in 1990 (Photo by Alan Light / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Hume Cronyn Facts

  1. He was a featherweight boxer and was nominated for the Canadian Olympic boxing team in 1932.
  2. Hume was honored with the title of ‘Officer of the Order of Canada’ for his services to the arts in 1988.
  3. He used to wear a glass eye later in life after he lost his real eye to optic cancer in 1970.
  4. Hume and his wife Jessica Tandy had each won Tony Awards for their individual performances. He received the award once while his wife was awarded 3 times in her career.

Featured Image by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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