Died Today: John Carradine (1906–1988)

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johncarradine.jpgJohn Carradine (1906–1988)

Born: February 5, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 27, 1988 (age 82) in Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Married to: Emily Cisneros (3 July 1975 – 27 November 1988) (his death)
Doris Rich (30 August 1957 – 10 December 1964) (divorced)
Sonia Sorel (13 August 1944 – 6 March 1957) (divorced) (3 children)
Ardanelle McCool (31 December 1935 – 14 March 1944) (divorced) (1 child)

[on Darryl F. Zanuck] Nobody liked working for Zanuck, the little goddamn Napoleon, always walking around with his polo mallet. Nobody had any respect for him except as an executive. And he was a good editor at one time, but he fancied himself a writer, and he was not a good writer.

[on Cecil B. DeMille] I was very fond of him. I never saw him direct an actor; his specialty was the camera. He simply hired the best…

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