George Cross (actor)

George W. Cross (c. 1873 - 12 August 1949)[1][2] was an Australian actor and casting director. For many years he was a leading actor, producer and director on stage, including a stint in San Francisco.[3]

He first came to Australia around the turn of the 20th century and at one time managed stage actress Nellie Bramley.[4] In 1910 he played Prince Olaf in The Prince and the Beggar Maid in a tour of Australia. In the 1930s, he was in charge of casting at Cinesound Productions where his discoveries included Jocelyn Howarth and Shirley Ann Richards.[5]

Selected CreditsEdit

Mr George W Cross leading man in the George Willoughby Company at The Theatre Royal in The Ever Open Door H8383


  1. ^ "The Sorlie Show". The Morning Bulletin. National Library of Australia. 2 June 1950. p. 4. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Former Matinee Idol Dead". Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 13 August 1949. p. 9. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  3. ^ "The Screen Film Productions Australia". The Mercury. National Library of Australia. 26 January 1943. p. 10. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Old Actor's Death". The Newcastle Sun. 12 August 1949. p. 4.
  5. ^ "Casting Directors Are Popular Men". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 31 October 1936. p. 36. Retrieved 8 January 2012.

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