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
|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|
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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.
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