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  • Category: Recording
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    6794 Hollywood Blvd
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  • Notes: Edward Arnold's star says recording, but he was a motion picture star. This is a replacement star. His original star was destroyed as part of the Mass Transit project in Hollywood and it is believed, that he was confused with Eddy Arnold, the recording star, when the replacement was made.

Edward Arnold

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Arnold on the radio show Three Thirds of the Nation, May 6, 1942

Edward Arnold was an American actor whose interest in acting sparked in his youth (he made his first stage appearance at the age of 12 as Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice). Arnold made his professional stage debut in 1907, co-starring with Ethel Barrymore in Dream of a Summer Night. He found work as an extra for Essanay Studios and World Studios before landing his first significant role in 1916's The Misleading Lady. In 1932, after a ten year break from film, Arnold made his talkie debut in Okay America!. However, it was not until his role as the American businessman Diamond Jim Brady in the 1935 film Diamond Jim that Arnold's stardom boosted. He later reprised the role in the 1940 film Lillian Russell.

In his career spanning six decades, Arnold appeared in over 150 movies. He was such a sought-after actor, he often worked on two pictures at the same time. With a booming baritone voice, jovial laugh, and piercing blue eyes, Arnold excelled at playing public officials and corrupt politicians, such as in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), as well as biographical personages, such as Louis XIII in Cardinal Richelieu (1935). In 1940, Arness published his much anticipated autobiography, Lorenzo Goes to Hollywood.

Edward Arnolds star is a mistake for he received his star in the Motion Picture category even though it has a Recording category symbol.

Fact file

  • Born: Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider February 18, 1890 New York, New York, U.S.
  • Died: April 26, 1956 (aged 66) Encino, California, U.S.
  • Years active: 1907 – 1956
  • Spouse(s): Harriet Marshall (1917-1927) 3 children Olive Emerson (1929-1948) Cleo McLain (1951- 195

Read more about Edward Arnold at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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