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John Alexander

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Biography

Newport, Kentucky, USA
Making his stage debut at age 16, John Alexander joined a Shakespearean repertory company and in 1917 appeared on Broadway in "The Merchant of Venice." Although he played many parts on both stage and in films, his best known role was that of the crazed Teddy Brewster--the son who thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt - in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), a part he played both on stage and in the movie. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Sheriff Ben Barnes

Calling All Husbands 1940

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Character: 'Teddy Roosevelt' Brewster

Arsenic and Old Lace 1944

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Character: Jim Conderley

Mr. Skeffington 1944

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Character: Warren Buckley

The Doughgirls 1944

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Character: First Trumpeter / Doremus

The Horn Blows at Midnight 1945

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Character: Lew Dockstader

The Jolson Story 1946

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Character: Col. McArdle

New Orleans 1947

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Character: Attorney Ambridge

Living in a Big Way 1947

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Character: Howard Shipley

The Marrying Kind 1952

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Character: C.F. Cartwright

Car 54, Where Are You? 1961

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Character: Jack Riker

Winchester '73 1950

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Character: Judd Forrest

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Charlie Wickes

Goodyear Playhouse 1951

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