|Edward G. Robinson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4½ in|
|Date of Birth||December 12, 1893|
|Date of Death||January 26, 1973|
Edward G. Robinson was a Romanian-American stage and screen actor, who ruled the roost in Hollywood’s Golden Age appearing in 30 Broadway plays and more than 100 films during his 50-year career span.
Edward G. Robinson was born on December 12, 1893.
Edward G. Robinson died on January 26, 1973, at the age of 79, in Los Angeles, California, United States due to bladder cancer.
Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania
Edward studied at Townsend Harris High School before going on to enroll at the City College of New York, where he had planned to become a criminal attorney. Edward also won a scholarship which led to him winning an American Academy of Dramatic Arts scholarship.
- Father – Yeshaya Moyshe Goldenberg (Builder)
- Mother – Sarah Guttman
- Siblings – He had siblings.
Edward G. Robinson’s net worth was ‘$100,000,000’ according to ‘Celebrity Net Worth’.
5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Edward has dated –
- Gladys Lloyd Cassell (1927-1956) – Edward tied the knot with stage actress Gladys Lloyd Cassell on January 21, 1927. The couple has a son named Edward G. Robinson, Jr. also known as Manny (b. 1933 – d. 1974). They legally parted ways on July 20, 1956.
- Jane Robinson (1958-1973) – He married dress designer Jane Robinson on January 16, 1958. They had resided in Palm Springs, California. The couple remained together until Edward’s death in 1973.
Race / Ethnicity
Edward had Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
Salt and Pepper
- He would mostly portray tough-guy roles as gangsters.
- Short stature
Edward G. Robinson Facts
- He was raised in the Lower East Side.
- Originally, Edward’s name was Menashe Goldenberg.
- It was while Edward was in the United States that he had his Bar Mitzvah at First Roumanian-American Congregation.
- Edward was 9 years old when his family relocated to the United States in 1903.
- One of his brothers was attacked by an anti-semitic gang while at a schoolboy pogrom. It was after the attack that Edward and his family decided to relocate to the United States. They arrived in New York City on February 21, 1904.
- It was after moving to the United States that he adopted the name, Emanuel.
- His 1949 appearance in House of Strangers earned him a Cannes Film Festival Award for “Best Actor for his performance”.
- After having attained his scholarship, he changed his name to Edward G. Robinson.
- He had served in the United States Navy during World War I.
- Edward made his debut Broadway appearance in Roi Cooper Megrue’s “Under Fire” in 1915. The following year, he was cast in his debut film, Arms and the Woman.
- He had been an outspoken public critic of fascism and Nazism, donating more than $250,000 to 850 political and charitable organizations between 1939 and 1949.
- Despite him mostly portraying gangsters in films, Robinson was a soft-spoken and cultured man.
- Edward was a passionate art collector, however, built up a significant private collection. However, after his divorce from his wife Gladys, he had to sell his collection to pay for his divorce settlement.
- During the 1950s, Edward suffered underemployment.
- On January 26, 1973, he passed away due to bladder cancer at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. His services were conducted at the Temple Israel in Los Angeles where actor Charlton Heston delivered the eulogy.
- In 1973, he was presented with an Honorary Academy Award.
- His son Edward G. “Manny” Robinson Jr. had 2 daughters, viz., Francesca and Shawn (b. June 7, 1966).
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