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Laird Cregar

Samuel Laird Cregar (July 28, 1913 – December 9, 1944) was an American stage and film actor. Cregar was best known for his villainous performances in films such as I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and The Lodger (1944).

Cregar's screen career began in 1940 working as an extra in films. By 1941, he had signed a film contract with 20th Century Fox. Cregar quickly rose to stardom, appearing in a variety of genres from screwball comedy to horror. He was a popular actor until his death in 1944 at the age of 31.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 28th, 1913 (Philadelphia), Died December 9th, 1944 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-070653 10-in. 1/5/1942 Would it make any difference to you? Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Gale Robbins Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cregar, Laird," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109690.

Cregar, Laird. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109690.

"Cregar, Laird." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109690

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