In 1949, Crawford was cast as the Huey Long character in All the King's Men, which not only won the Academy Award for Best Picture, but gained Crawford the Academy Award for Best Actor. The next year he starred in another smash hit film, Born Yesterday.
Having been caught up in only certain types of characters, Crawford's career suffered. He moved to television, most notably starring in the series Highway Patrol. He made several European films, but few more in Hollywood.
Crawford has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The one for motion pictures is at 6901 Hollywood Blvd., and the one for television is at 6734 Hollywood Blvd.
Broderick Crawford Facts
|Birth Name||William Broderick Crawford|
|Birthday||December 9, 1911|
|Birthplace||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Date of death||April 26, 1986 (age 74)|
|Height||6' (1m83) How tall is Broderick Crawford compared to you?|
|Awards||1950 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for All the King's Men)|
|1950 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for All the King's Men)|
|Down Three Dark Streets|
|Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection|
|Classic Westerns, 10-Movie Collection: When Daltons Rode / The Virginian / Whispering Smith / The Spoilers / Comanche Territory / Sierra / Kansas Raiders / Tomahawk / Albuquerque / Texas Rangers Ride Again|
|Goliath & The Dragon|
|A Kiss in the Dark|
|All the King's Men|