Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson

Romanian-american Film Actor
Born Dec 12, 1893

Edward G. Robinson was a Romanian-born 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. Other memorable roles include Barton Keyes in the film noir Double Indemnity, Dathan in The Ten Commandments, and his final performance as Sol Roth in Soylent Green.… Read More

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1893 Birth Born on December 12, 1893.
1903 9 Years Old After one of his brothers was attacked by an antisemitic mob, the family decided to emigrate to the United States. Robinson arrived in New York City on February 14, 1903. "At Ellis Island I was born again," he wrote. "Life for me began when I was 10 years old." … Read More


1913 19 Years Old He began his acting career in the Yiddish Theater District in 1913 and made his Broadway debut in 1915.


1923 29 Years Old In 1923 made his named debut as E. G. Robinson in the silent film, The Bright Shawl.


1927 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He played a snarling gangster in the 1927 Broadway police/crime drama The Racket, which led to his being cast in similar film roles.
1930 36 Years Old One of many actors who saw his career flourish in the new sound film era rather than falter, he made only three films prior to 1930, but left his stage career that year and made 14 films between 1930–1932. … Read More


1939 45 Years Old In 1939, at the time World War II broke out in Europe, he played an FBI agent in Confessions of a Nazi Spy, the first American film which showed Nazism as a threat to the United States.
1942 48 Years Old He volunteered for military service in June 1942 but was disqualified due to his age at 48, although he became an active and vocal critic of fascism and Nazism during that period. … Read More


1954 60 Years Old His career rehabilitation received a boost in 1954, when noted anti-communist director Cecil B. DeMille cast him as the traitorous Dathan in The Ten Commandments.
The film was released in 1956, as was his psychological thriller Nightmare. … Read More
1958 64 Years Old In 1958 he married Jane Bodenheimer, a dress designer professionally known as Jane Arden. … Read More
1960 66 Years Old In noticeable contrast to many of his onscreen characters, Robinson was a sensitive, softly-spoken and cultured man, who spoke seven languages. Remaining a liberal Democrat despite his difficulties with HUAC, he attended the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, California.
1969 75 Years Old Heston, as president of the Screen Actors Guild, presented Robinson with its annual award in 1969, "in recognition of his pioneering work in organizing the union, his service during World War II, and his 'outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession.'"
Robinson was never nominated for an Academy Award, but in 1973 he was awarded an honorary Oscar in recognition that he had "achieved greatness as a player, a patron of the arts and a dedicated citizen... in sum, a Renaissance man". … Read More
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