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John Stuart (actor)

John Stuart
Born John Alfred Louden Croall
18 July 1898
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 17 October 1979(1979-10-17) (aged 81)
London, England
Occupation Actor

John Stuart, born John Alfred Louden Croall (18 July 1898 – 17 October 1979), was a Scottish actor, and a very popular leading man in British silent films in the 1920s. He appeared in two films directed by Alfred Hitchcock.[1]

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1]

His first talkie Kitty (1929) was a successful production. His last role was in the movie Superman (1978), as a Kryptonian elder. [2]

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London. [3]

His son Jonathan Croall is writing a book about the screen idols of the 1920s, including John Stuart. In a Guardian article 11 February 2012, "My dad, the silent film star", Jonathan Croall writes a tribute to his father, which offers much personal and professional background.[4][5] [6]

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  1. ^ a b Born: 18 July 1898, EdinburghDied: 18 October 1979, London (1979-10-18). "John Stuart | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Forgotten Stars: My Father and the British Silent Film World – review". Silent London. 
  3. ^ "John Stuart (1898 - 1979) - Find A Grave Memorial". 
  4. ^ by 123benjulius. "John Stuart Portrait of an Actor | Photo book preview | Blurb Books". Blurb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  5. ^ "My father, the silent film star". The Stage. 
  6. ^ "My dad, the silent film star". the Guardian. 
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