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Edward G. Robinson (1893 – 1973)

Born: Emanuel Goldenberg
December 12, 1893

Edward_g_robinsonEdward G. Robinson is probably best remembered for his gangster image that began with his role as Enrico “Rico” Bandello in Little Caesar (1931). In fact, Robinson’s likeness and voice have inspired numerous tough guy depictions in television and film through much of the 20thC. Appearing in over 100 films in his 50-year career, which ended with his appearance in Soylent Green (1973), Robinson appeared in three films which are recognized in the 1001 list, including: Little Caesar (1931), Double Indemnity (1944) and The Ten Commandments (1956). Though Robinson never nominated for an Academy Award, he was awarded an honorary Oscar that recognized his contributions to film in 1973 (Klaus Ming January 2013).

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2 comments on “Edward G. Robinson (1893 – 1973)

  1. SJHoneywell
    01/04/2013

    Love, love, love him. I’m pleased he sucked in his ego later in his career, allowing for great supporting roles as in Double Indemnity. If you’ve never seen it, check out Scarlet Street.

    • Klaus
      01/04/2013

      I don’t know much about Robinson’s life outside of his films. Thanks for the tip on Scarlet Street – I didn’t realize until now (looking it up), that it was based on La Chienne (1931). I’ll definitely add it to my list.

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