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 14 February 1903. … Read More


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


1916 22 Years Old He made his film debut in a minor uncredited role in 1916; in 1923 he made his named debut as E. G. Robinson in The Bright Shawl.


1927 33 Years Old Robinson married his first wife, stage actress Gladys Lloyd, in 1927; born Gladys Lloyd Cassell, she was the former wife of Ralph L. Vestervelt and the daughter of Clement C. Cassell, an architect, sculptor, and artist. … Read More
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


1938 44 Years Old …  He was host to the Committee of 56 who gathered at his home on 9 December 1938, signing a "Declaration of Democratic Independence" which called for a boycott of all German Products.
1939 45 Years Old He played FBI agent Turrou in Confessions of a Nazi Spy, the first American film which showed nazism as a threat to the United States in 1939, and Paul Ehrlich in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet and Paul Julius Reuter in A Dispatch from Reuter's, both Jewish Biography films of 1940.
1942 48 Years Old In 1942, he volunteered for military service and was sent to London.


1950 56 Years Old On three occasions in 1950 and 1952, he was called to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and was threatened with blacklisting. … Read More
1952 58 Years Old He humiliated himself by publishing an article with the title "How the Reds made a Sucker Out of Me" in October 1952, but was called to testify again before the House Un-American Activities Committee in January 1954. … Read More


1956 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1956 he was divorced from his wife.
1958 64 Years Old In 1958 he married 38-year-old Jane Bodenheimer, a dress designer known as Jane Arden.
1960 66 Years Old A liberal Democrat, he attended the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, California.
Robinson died of cancer in 1973, and is buried in a crypt in the family mausoleum at Beth-El Cemetery in the Ridgewood area of the borough of Queens in New York City. … Read More
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