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Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
1930s publicity photo
December 12, 1893
|Died||January 26, 1973 (aged 79)|
|Cause of death||Bladder cancer|
|Home town||Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City|
|Spouse(s)||Gladys Lloyd (m. 1927–1956)|
Jane Robinson (m. 1958–1973)
|Awards||Honorary Academy Award (1973)|
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (1969)
Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was a Romanian-American actor. He was known for his roles as Rico in Little Caesar and as Rocco in Key Largo. Other well-known roles include Barton Keyes in the movie Double Indemnity, Dathan in The Ten Commandments, and his final role as Sol Roth in Soylent Green. He won an honorary Academy Award in 1973, two months after his death. He was listed in the 25 Greatest Male Actors of All Time.
He studied at Townsend Harris High School and at City College of New York. He then studied to become an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His career began in 1913, ten years after moving to the United States.
Robinson was married to Gladys Lloyd from 1927 until they divorced in 1956. Then he was married to Jane Robinson from 1958 until his death in 1973. He had one son with Gladys and one step-daughter from his last marriage. Robinson was a Liberal Democrat.
- AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars
- "Edward G. Robinson, 79, Dies; His 'Little Caesar' Set a Style; Man of Great Kindness Edward G. Robinson Is Dead at 79 Made Speeches to Friends Appeared in 100 Films". The New York Times. 1973-01-27, Saturday. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F60A10FB3E551A7493C5AB178AD85F478785F9. Retrieved 2007-07-21. "Edward G. Robinson, whose tough, sinister appearance on movie screens concealed the soul of a gentle man, died today at the age of 79. Mr. Robinson succumbed at Mount Sinai Hospital where he had undergone tests in recent weeks. The cause of death was not immediately determined".