Edward G. Robinson
Romanian-American film actor
Edward G. Robinson
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.
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Question of the Day: Evacuation - Patch.com
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Shoppers load up before Hurricane Irene, Thursday in Massapequa. On Friday night Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced mandatory evacuations in parts of the South Shore. Areas of Massapequa south of Merrick road are affected
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LIRR Announces Last Babylon Branch Trains Before Shutdown - Patch.com
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The Massapequa Long Island Rail Road station is located at Sunrise Highway & Broadway. It was originally opened in 1867 and re-built over the years. The Long Island Rail Road had announced the last trains to operate on the Babylon
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Village Board Tackles Flooding Issues - Patch.com
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Residents affected by the heavy rains on Aug. 14 flooded the Massapequa Park Village Board meeting this week to sound off about the problem. "At 6 am it was totally flooded," Georgia Gergenti, a resident of Philadelphia Avenue said
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Massapequa Feels Tremors From Quake. - Patch.com
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This map shows the area where the most intense shaking was felt. US Geological Survey Massapequa got the shakes Tuesday afternoon after feeling the effects of a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia,
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Renasant Corp. (RNST) CEO Edward Robinson Mcgraw buys 1000 Shares - GuruFocus.com
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(RNST) Edward Robinson Mcgraw buys 1000 shares of RNST on 08/05/2011 at an average price of $14.73 a share. Renasant Corp. has a market cap of $364.4 million; its shares were traded at around $14.54 with a P/E ratio of 53.9 and P/S ratio of 1.4
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Massapequa Mind Boggler - Patch.com
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Hello Mind Boggler fans. We're going for every news organization's dream with our latest photo puzzle. Specifically "Man Bite's Dog." All you have to do is tell us where you've seen the little blue
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Cheapest Gas in Massapequa - Patch.com
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As we head full swing into summer vacation season, you can still find gas for under $4.00 a gallon for regular gasoline at most stations in Massapequa. But if you're looking for the lowest price for
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Police Blotter: Underwear Theft - Patch.com
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The following information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions. On June 28, Victoria's Secret at the Sunrise
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New Massapequa BOE Holds First Meeting as Controversy Erupts - Patch.com
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Massapequa's new school board. (Top LR) TIm Taylor, Thomas Caltabiano, Gary Bennett; Bottom (lR) Jane Ryan, Maryanne Fisher. The first meeting of the revamped Massapequa school board seemed to go off
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Massapequa Chamber of Commerce Installs Board and Officers - Patch.com
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Massapequa Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Doria sworn in for a second term by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto. Phyllis Doria joked that she wanted to serve another term as president
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Massapequa Park Celebrates with Parade and Patriotism - Patch.com
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The village held it's annual parade Monday morning and the streets were awash with red, white and blue and crowded with residents. For many who live on the parade route which runs down Lake Shore
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Massapequa Park Keeps Fireworks Tradition Alive - Patch.com
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An impressive display of colors and explosions to celebrate the Fourth of July in Massapequa Park
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 79
    Robinson died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles of bladder cancer in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Services were held at Temple Israel in Los Angeles where Charlton Heston delivered the eulogy. Over 1,500 friends of Robinson attended, with another crowd of 500 people outside. His body was then flown to New York where it was entombed in a crypt in the family mausoleum at Beth-El Cemetery in Brooklyn. In October 2000, Robinson's image was imprinted on a U.S. postage stamp, its sixth in its Legends of Hollywood series. During the 1930s, Robinson was an outspoken public critic of fascism and Nazism, and donated more than $250,000 to 850 political and charitable groups between 1939 and 1949. He was host to the Committee of 56 who gathered at his home on December 9, 1938, signing a "Declaration of Democratic Independence" which called for a boycott of all German-made products. Although he tried to do so, he was unable to enlist in the military at the outbreak of World War II because of his age; instead, the Office of War Information appointed him as a Special Representative based in London. From there, taking advantage of his multilingual skills, he delivered radio addresses in over six languages to countries in Europe which had fallen under Nazi domination. His talent as a radio speaker in the U.S. had previously been recognized by the American Legion, which had given him an award for his "outstanding contribution to Americanism through his stirring patriotic appeals."
    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".
    More Details Hide Details He had been notified of the honor, but died two months before the award ceremony, so the award was accepted by his widow, Jane Robinson. From 1937 to 1942, Robinson starred as Steve Wilson, editor of the Illustrated Press, in the newspaper drama Big Town. He also portrayed hardboiled detective Sam Spade for a Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of The Maltese Falcon.
  • 1969
    Age 75
    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.'"
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  • 1960
    Age 66
    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.
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  • 1958
    Age 64
    In 1958 he married Jane Bodenheimer, a dress designer professionally known as Jane Arden.
    More Details Hide Details Thereafter he also maintained a home in Palm Springs, California.
  • 1956
    Age 62
    In 1956, however, he was forced to sell his collection to pay for his divorce settlement with Gladys Robinson; his finances had also suffered due to underemployment in the early 1950s.
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    In 1956 he was divorced from his wife.
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    The film was released in 1956, as was his psychological thriller Nightmare.
    More Details Hide Details After a subsequent short absence from the screen, Robinson's film career—augmented by an increasing number of television roles—restarted for good in 1958/59, when he was second-billed after Frank Sinatra in the 1959 release A Hole in the Head. The last-ever scene Robinson filmed was a euthanasia sequence in the science fiction cult film Soylent Green (1973); it is sometimes claimed that he told friend and co-star Charlton Heston that he, Robinson, had in fact only weeks to live at best. As it turned out, Robinson died only twelve days later.
  • 1954
    Age 60
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1942
    Age 48
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he played Paul Ehrlich in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) and Paul Julius Reuter in A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940), both biographies of prominent Jewish public figures. Meanwhile, throughout the 1940s Robinson also demonstrated his knack for both film noir and comedic roles, including Raoul Walsh's Manpower (1941) with Marlene Dietrich and George Raft, Larceny, Inc. (1942) with Jane Wyman and Broderick Crawford, Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944) with Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck, Fritz Lang's The Woman in the Window (1944) with Joan Bennett and Scarlet Street (1945) with Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea, and Orson Welles' The Stranger (1946) with Welles and Loretta Young. He appeared for director John Huston as gangster Johnny Rocco in Key Largo (1948), the last of five films he made with Humphrey Bogart and the only one in which Bogart did not play a supporting role.
  • 1939
    Age 45
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson went on to make a total of 101 films in his 50-year career. An acclaimed performance as the gangster Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandello in Little Caesar (1931) led to being further typecast as a "tough guy" for much of his early career, in works such as Five Star Final (1931), Smart Money (1931; his only movie with James Cagney and Boris Karloff), Tiger Shark (1932), Kid Galahad (1937) with Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart, and, in a sendup of his gangster roles, A Slight Case of Murder.
  • 1927
    Age 33
    Robinson married his first wife, stage actress Gladys Lloyd, born Gladys Lloyd Cassell, in 1927; she was the former wife of Ralph L. Vestervelt and the daughter of Clement C. Cassell, an architect, sculptor and artist.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had one son, Edward G. Robinson, Jr. (a.k.a. Manny Robinson, 1933–1974), as well as a daughter from Gladys Robinson's first marriage.
    He played a snarling gangster in the 1927 Broadway police/crime drama The Racket, which led to his being cast in similar film roles.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1923
    Age 29
    In 1923 made his named debut as E. G. Robinson in the silent film, The Bright Shawl.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1913
    Age 19
    He began his acting career in the Yiddish Theater District in 1913 and made his Broadway debut in 1915.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1903
    Age 9
    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."
    More Details Hide Details He grew up on the Lower East Side, had his Bar Mitzvah at First Roumanian-American Congregation, and attended Townsend Harris High School and then the City College of New York, planning to become a criminal attorney. An interest in acting and performing in front of people led to him winning an American Academy of Dramatic Arts scholarship, after which he changed his name to Edward G. Robinson (the G. standing for his original surname). He served in the US Navy during World War I, but was never sent overseas.
  • 1893
    Born
    Born on December 12, 1893.
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