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Edward G. Robinson
Original name: Emanuel Goldenberg Robinson
Birth: Dec. 12, 1893
Bucuresti Municipality, Romania
Death: Jan. 26, 1973
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. He had a strong screen presence and is remembered for his roles as gangsters, which set standards for future tough guy actors. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts then began appearing in summer stock after he changed his name to Edward G. Robinson. He debuted on stage in 1915 and became a noted stage actor for many years before becoming a motion picture actor. The 1931 film "Little Cesar" brought him to the attention of the American public and his popularity increased. Playing tough guy roles in the 1930s, he decided in the 1940s to play good guys, mostly businessmen, federal agents and scientists. Some of his memorable films of that period are "The Sea Wolf" (1941) and "Scarlet Street" (1945) co-starring Joan Bennet. One of his notable performances was a war crimes commissioner in the 1946 film "The Stranger" which Orson Welles directed and starred in along with Loretta Young. In the 1950s Edward G. Robinson experienced many personal problems, including being falsely connected to communist groups and called before the House Un-American Activities Commission. He was later cleared of all accusations and suspicion. He was also forced to sell his prized art collection as part of a divorce settlement with his wife Gladys Lloyd. He continued working in films and also on television before his death in 1973. That same year he was given a posthumous Oscar award. He also authored a posthumously published autobiography entitled "All My Yesterdays" (1973). (bio by: r77ortiz) 
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  Gladys Lloyd Cassell Robinson (1895 - 1971)*
  Edward G. Robinson (1933 - 1974)*
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Beth El Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Buried in the Goodman mausoleum
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Roses♥~
 Added: Apr. 25, 2017
Thank you for your service to our country, and for all your efforts in film. I loved you in "A Boy Ten Feet Tall". Rest well - may HaShem, Our Lord above, bless you now and always!
- K. Williams
 Added: Apr. 23, 2017
You were probably the greatest actor of all time. I really enjoyed all the movies I've seen you in. You will always be remembered.
- Linda K. Crouch
 Added: Apr. 21, 2017
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