Alan Crosland

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New York City, New York, USA
Born in New York City on August 10, 1894 into an upper-middle class family, the Crosland family soon moved to East Orange, New Jersey where Alan was reared. His family's finances allowed for him to spend part of his elementary education in England, where he acquired a curious Anglo-American accent that he would affect for the rest of his life. With a restless personality that was complimented by a sharp intellect and a smooth tongue Crosland had an uncanny ability of befriending even the most disagreeable people around him (a talent he would put to good use in Hollywood). Read more...