Alec Craig

Alexander Younger Craig Craig (30 March 1884 – 25 June 1945), was a Scottish 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 was born on 30 March 1884 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, the son of James Chapman Craig and his wife Isabella.[2]

Craig died of tuberculosis on 25 June 1945, aged 61, in Glendale, California, US.[2][3] He is buried there at Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery.[4]

Personal life

He married his wife Margaret L. (born 8 July 1888 in Dunfermline) in Edinburgh on 24 September 1919. They arrived in the US on 2 November 1919. They had a son James C Craig (born 4 December 1922, Berkeley, California). He became a naturalized US citizen on 14 July 1939.[5]

Partial filmography


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  2. "Alec Craig". IMdB. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. "Cast Member : Alec Craig". Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. "Alexander Younger Craig " Petition for Naturalization (1939)". Retrieved 15 April 2014.
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