Happy Birthday: Edward G. Robinson (1893–1973)

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edwardgrobinson.jpgEdward G. Robinson (1893–1973)

Born: December 12, 1893 in Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 26, 1973 (age 79) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Jane Robinson (16 January 1958 – 26 January 1973) (his death)
Gladys Lloyd (21 January 1927 – 20 July 1956) (divorced) (1 child)

If I were just a bit taller and I was a little more handsome or something like that, I could have played all the roles that I have played, and played many more. There is such a thing as a handicap, but you’ve got to be that much better as an actor. It kept me from certain roles that I might have had, but then, it kept others from playing my roles, so I don’t know that it’s not altogether balanced.

[on Double Indemnity (1944)] It was, in fact, the third lead. I debated accepting it. Emanuel Goldberg told me that at…

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