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Ross Alexander (Alexander Ross Smith)

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition from Broadway teen player to young adult Warner Bros. film actor. His peers would include such Warner stalwarts as Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell and Errol Flynn. Off-camera, however, Ross, a closeted homosexual, became an acutely self-destructive young man whose career instability and domestic tragedy would take its toll. Read more...

Actor

Character: 'Oskie'

Flirtation Walk 1934

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Character: Lester Trout

Social Register 1934

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Character: Demetrius - In Love with Hermia

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935

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Character: Rims O'Neil

Maybe It's Love 1935

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Character: Barry Granville

Ready, Willing and Able 1937

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