Broderick Crawford's Height
6ft 0 (182.9 cm)
American actor best remembered for films such as All the King's Men, Born Yesterday, Human Desire, New York Confidential and The Swindle.
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6ft 0in (182.9cm)
said on 27/May/16
Mmm, Rob are you sure on Richard Conte being just 5'8.25, or do you think perhaps he wore lifts at times? In new York Confidential if Conte was 5'8.25 Broderick looks no more than 5 ft 11. Now Broderick was an imposing guy, difficult to see under 6 ft. Perhaps Conte wore lifts?
Editor Rob: in that era, many stars at times would have given themselves a boost.
Bruce said on 17/Sep/14
Are you guys aware of the Hollywood term 'apple box'. Directors have shorter actors stand on apple boxes to equal to taller actors height. It's easier for the camera to frame the same. Therefore you really can't judge and actors height in a movie by who they're standing next to.
said on 18/Apr/14
Rob when did Mr. Know It All meet him? Is it possible he was older and had lost height by then? I thought actually he looked nearer 6'1" in films like Born Yesterday. I thought he looked 6'1"-6'1.5 next to a heeled Judy Holliday and 5'11" William Holden.
[Editor Rob: not sure when he met him]
tiny said on 12/Sep/12
he mostly played the 'tough guy' parts he was a big guy that could move as well.In the movie, i believe it was titled 'cafe of seven sinners' 40's era , Brod and john wayne clean out a south seas bar,towards the end of the fight scene,wayne gets knocked out and Brod throws wayne over his shoulder and hops out a window with no problem,Brod was strong due to his younger days on the docks,his presence on and off the set was big.
said on 11/Dec/10
Crawford was an imposing (aka "beefy") six footer in all his movies and TV. I saw him in a mid 1950's western recently, with 5'11" Glen Ford and 6'3" John Dehner, and he was definitely 6', but appeared larger. This is similar to character actors Barry Kelley and Fred Clark who were around 6'1", but always seemed bigger.
[Editor Rob: I saw All the King's Men the other day and he did have a big prescence about him]
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