Alexander Younger Craig (30 March 1884 – 25 June 1945) was a Scottish-born American character actor, particularly known for his roles in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and National Velvet (1944). He was particularly known for portraying stereotypically tight-fisted Scotsmen.[1]

Alec Craig
Alec Craig in Career Girl (1944) 3.jpg
Criag in Career Girl (1944)
Born
Alexander Younger Craig

(1884-03-30)30 March 1884
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Died25 June 1945(1945-06-25) (aged 61)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Resting placeGrand View Memorial Park Cemetery
OccupationActor
Years active1934–1945
Spouse(s)
Margaret L. Craig
(m. 1919)
Children1

Early lifeEdit

Alec Craig was born on 30 March 1884 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, the son of James Chapman Craig and his wife Isabella.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

He married his wife Margaret L. (born 8 July 1888 in Dunfermline) in Edinburgh on 24 September 1919. They arrived in the United States on 2 November 1919. They had a son James C Craig (born 4 December 1922, Berkeley, California). He became a naturalized American citizen on 14 July 1939.[3]

DeathEdit

Craig died of tuberculosis on 25 June 1945, aged 61, in Glendale, California.[2][4] He is buried there at Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery.[5]

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hal Erickson (2014). "Alec Craig". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Alec Craig". IMdB. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Alexander Younger Craig " Petition for Naturalization (1939)". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Cast Member : Alec Craig". Threestooges.net. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  5. ^ *Wilson, Scott; Mank, Gregory W. (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. p. 163. ISBN 9780786479924.

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