Laurel Cronin

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Laurel Cronin
Born October 10, 1939
Forest Park, Illinois, U.S.
Died October 26, 1992(1992-10-26) (aged 53)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Laurel Cronin (October 10, 1939 – October 26, 1992) was an American actress, singer and dancer.[1]


Cronin was born on October 10, 1939[2] to Frank and Elizabeth Lewis.[3] She had a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Jennifer.[3] She maintained a residence in Oak Park, Illinois for twenty years.[3]

Prior to her move to Los Angeles in 1990,[4] Cronin worked thirty-five years of her career in theatre based in Chicago.[3] In 1987, she won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mrs. Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer at the Court Theatre.[3] In 1980, she also appeared on Broadway in Passione.[3]

On October 26, 1992, Cronin died of cancer at the age of 53 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Laurel Cronin". Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Laurel Cronin". Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Smith, Sid (29 October 1992). "Actress Laurel Cronin, Off-loop Theater Star". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Laurel Cronin". Variety (magazine). 9 November 1992. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 

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