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June 17, 2003 |
Hume Cronyn, the short, wiry actor with a drive for perfectionism who over a seven-decade career turned out memorable stage and screen portrayals of ordinary, often cantankerous characters, died of prostate cancer Sunday at his home in Fairfield, Conn. He was 91. Also a noted writer and director, he was perhaps most beloved as half of what had been an extraordinary acting team: His frequent collaborator in the theater and movies was Jessica Tandy, his wife of 52 years, who died in 1994.
December 15, 2001
Santa Claus takes two weeks off to recharge his batteries in Showtime's "Off Season," the first feature directed by actor Bruce Davison, who cast 90-year-old Hume Cronyn opposite 11-year-old Rory Culkin. In TV Times. Also, see review, F22.
December 21, 1997 |
Sunday "Live From the Lincoln Center" / 2 p.m. KCET Weary from all that Christmas shopping? KCET gives you the chance to unwind for three hours as Lincoln Center presents the Juilliard Opera Center's production of "Hansel und Gretel," with sets and costumes designed by illustrator Maurice Sendak. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Marquette and soprano Sari Gruber sing the title roles of this telecast, based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. **** "Alone" / 8 p.m.
June 18, 1995 |
The East was made for spring, and it is a supremely glorious spring day in Connecticut, almost cloudless, briskly breezy. The four dogwood trees along the drive--pink, white, pink, white--are in bud. In a week, Hume Cronyn says, taking a visitor for a stroll around the grounds, "they'll be magnificent." Forsythia are blooming along a stone wall behind the house, a two-story Dutch Colonial, and there are clusters of daffodils here and there. Workers are mulching the flower beds.
September 1, 1991 |
A TERRIBLE LIAR by Hume Cronyn (William Morrow: $23; 448 pp.) It's an awe-inspiring revelation, but true: With a slight allowance for relative years devoted to craft, Hume Cronyn is as adept on the printed page as he is on stage or screen. This memoir, written, he explains, at the incessant urging of writer Susan Cooper, is an articulate, insightful account of his journey from a privileged Canadian boyhood up to 1966.
August 16, 1991 |
TV Togetherness: Young Fred Savage of "The Wonder Years" and veteran Hume Cronyn will work together in a CBS holiday movie titled "Christmas on Division Street," about a friendship between an upper-class suburban youth and an elderly homeless man. . . . Art Garfunkel and Marvin Hamlisch, working together for the first time, will record the theme song for "Brooklyn Bridge," the new CBS series bowing Sept. 20.