Alan Crosland

Director, Actor, Producer
Best known for directing two sound barrier-breaking films; "Don Juan" (1926), with synchronized music, and "The Jazz Singer" (1927), the first "talkie. " Married to silent screen leading lady Elaine Hammerstein, whom he ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1894 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (18)

Song of the Flame 1929 (Movie)

(Director)

The Jazz Singer 1927 (Movie)

(Director)

Bobbed Hair (Movie)

(Director)

General Crack (Movie)

(Director)

Glorious Betsy (Movie)

(Director)

Great Impersonation (Movie)

(Director)

Massacre (Movie)

(Director)

Miami (Movie)

(Director)

Midnight Alibi (Movie)

(Director)

Old San Francisco (Movie)

(Director)

On with the Show (Movie)

(Director)

The Beloved Rogue (Movie)

(Director)

The Case of the Black Cat (Movie)

(Director)

The Furies (Movie)

(Director)

The White Cockatoo (Movie)

(Director)

Under the Red Robe (Movie)

(Director)

Week-Ends Only (Movie)

(Director)

Whirlpool (Movie)

(Director)
Production Management (11)

Picking Up the Pieces 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Production Manager

Stand By Your Man 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

The Greatest Gift 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Airport 1975 1974 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Amos (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Last of the Great Survivors (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Take Your Best Shot (TV Show)

Assistant Director

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Show)

Assistant Director

The Two Lives of Carol Letner (TV Show)

Assistant Director
Producer (3)

Miracle Landing (TV Show)

Co-Producer

One Police Plaza (TV Show)

Associate Producer

Single Women, Married Men (TV Show)

Associate Producer
Art Department (1)

General Crack (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Biography

Best known for directing two sound barrier-breaking films; "Don Juan" (1926), with synchronized music, and "The Jazz Singer" (1927), the first "talkie. " Married to silent screen leading lady Elaine Hammerstein, whom he directed in several films, and father of director-editor Alan Crosland Jr.

Relationships

Alan Crosland

Son
mother, Juanita Crawford

Juanita Fletcher Actor

Wife
Married 1917 Divorced 1921

Elaine Hammerstein Actor

Wife
Married 1925 Divorced 1930

Natalie Moorhead

Wife
Married Dec. 21, 1930 Divorced July 15, 1935

Milestones

1927

Directed the first talking picture, "The Jazz Singer"

1926

Directed the first feature with synchronized music, "Don Juan"

1917

Feature film directing debut, "Kidnapped"

1914

Short film directing debut

1912

Joined publicity department of Edison studios

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