Wednesday, July 16, 2008

John Alexander

John Alexander was a character actor who worked mostly in theatre, on Broadway. His career started in the 1930s and continued until the early 1960s, when he last appeared on some tv shows.

I remember Mr. Alexander for his portrayal of the insane character 'Theodore Brewster' in the 1944 comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace", directed by one of my favorite directors, Frank Capra. Mr. Alexander played the role in the Broadway play some years earlier.

Mr. Alexander was living in a nursing home in New York City when I sent him this scene photo in 1980. I couldn't find any portraits, and from what I'd been told by some other collectors, Mr. Alexander no longer had any photos to send.

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