American actor Richard Cromwell, sometimes known as Roy Radabaugh, was born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh on January 8, 1910.
With his roles in Jezebel (1938) with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda and again in John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, his career was at its height (1939).
Cromwell co-starred alongside Gary Cooper and Franchot Tone in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), which is perhaps where his popularity was initially cemented.
That movie was Henry Hathaway's first significant work as a director, and it was based on the well-known Francis Yeats-Brown book. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer received a Best Picture nomination from Paramount Studios in 1935, but Mutiny on the Bounty ultimately won the prize.
His father was an inventor. When Radabaugh was still in elementary school in 1918, his father unexpectedly passed away. Cromwell was one among the millions of victims of the “Spanish flu” epidemic.
Where is Richard Cromwell (actor) now?
Cromwell passed away on October 11, 1960.
LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh, the second of his mother Fay B. (née Stocking) and father Ralph R. Radabaugh's five children, was born in Long Beach, California.