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 Patrick “Paddy” Crean

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Patrick “Paddy” Crean

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 27 Dec 2003 (aged 92)
Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section 25B, Lot 314, SubLot 1
Memorial ID 8511797 View Source
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Actor and Fencer. Patrick Crean was born in London, the son of Major Thomas Crean, V.C. and his Spanish wife, Victoria Heredia. His first career was as a competitive fencer. During the 1930's, when he was working as an actor, he began choreographing fights for film and theatre. He often played Errol Flynn's stunt double and acted in eight films, notably as the Medical Officer in Charles Vidor's "A Farewell to Arms" and as Denisov in King Vidor's "War and Peace." From 1962 until his retirement in 1983, he worked as the fight arranger at the Stratford Theatre in Ontario and, occasionally, took small acting roles. In 1970, he performed a one-man show, "The Sun Never Sets," as Rudyard Kipling. He was married and divorced early in life, and had no children.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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Beloved Gentleman,
Actor, Adventurer,
Romantic, Swashbuckler
Father Of
Modern Fight Direction.
BACK:
"We all came home
from Paddy's wars"

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 15 Mar 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8511797
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8511797/patrick-crean : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick “Paddy” Crean (27 Jun 1911–27 Dec 2003), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8511797, citing Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find a Grave .