Laurel Cronin
Get Laurel Cronin essential facts below. View Videos or join the Laurel Cronin discussion. Add Laurel Cronin to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Laurel Cronin
Laurel Cronin
BornOctober 10, 1939
DiedOctober 26, 1992(1992-10-26) (aged 53)
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Awards1987 Joseph Jefferson Award

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]


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Hook Liza, Wendy's Housekeeper
1992 Beethoven Devonia Peet
1992 Housesitter Mary
1992 A League of Their Own Maida Gillespie (final film role)


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

External links

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes