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Edward G. Robinson

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Source: Wikipedia

Edward Goldenberg Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg, Yiddish: עמנואל גאָלדנבערג‎; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was a Romanian American actor. A popular star during Hollywood's Golden Age, he is best remembered for his roles as gangsters, such as Rico in his star-making film Little Caesar, and as Rocco in Key Largo.

Fact file

  • Born: Emanuel Goldenberg December 12, 1893 Bucharest, Romania
  • Died: January 26, 1973 (aged 79) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Bladder cancer
  • Resting place: Beth-El Cemetery, Queens, New York City
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1913–73
  • Home town: Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City
  • Spouse(s): Gladys Lloyd (m. 1927–56) Jane Robinson (m. 1958–73)
  • Awards: Honorary Academy Award (1973) Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (1969)

Read more about Edward G. Robinson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Rieder: The Roger Ailes endgame
USA Today TV, 2016-07-20 18:49:41
“Mother of mercy! Is this the end of Rico?” Edward G. Robinson famously asks in the movie Little Caesar.         

Leonard Hirshan, Longtime Manager of Clint Eastwood, Dies at 86
Variety, 2014-02-01 19:51:12
Leonard Hirshan, the longtime manager of Clint Eastwood who also counted Edward G. Robinson, Greer Garson, Sophia Loren, Angela Lansbury, Sammy Davis Jr. and Bruce Beresford among his clients over the course of his six-decade career as an agent and manager, died January 31 in Beverly Hills of Merkel cell ...

ArtsBeat Blog: 'Kibitzer,' a Forgotten Play Doctored by Edward G. Robinson, Gets a Reading
NY Times Theater, 2011-12-07 20:45:42
After having the leading role in an early version of the play, Robinson contributed to a reworking of it.

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