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Edward G. Robinson (I) (1893–1973)


Edward G. Robinson arrived in the United States at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began work in stock, with his new name, in 1913. Broadway was two ... See full bio »

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Known For

Key Largo
Key Largo Johnny Rocco
(1948)
Double Indemnity
Double Indemnity Barton Keyes
(1944)
Soylent Green
Soylent Green Sol Roth
(1973)
Little Caesar
Little Caesar Little Caesar - Alias 'Rico'
(1931)

Filmography

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 1973 Soylent Green
Sol Roth
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Abraham Goldman (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
- The Messiah on Mott Street/The Painted Mirror (1971) ... Abraham Goldman (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
- The Courier (1970)
 1970 Song of Norway
Krogstad
 1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Elstyn Draper / Cameo
- The Mary Tree (1970) ... Elstyn Draper
- Panic (1969) ... Cameo
 1970 The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Movie)
Emile Pulska
 1969 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Lee Forestman
- U.M.C. (1969) ... Dr. Lee Forestman
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
Old Adams
 1968 It's Your Move
Sir George McDowell
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
Leo Joseph Smooth
 1968 The Biggest Bundle of Them All
Professor Samuels
 1967 Operazione San Pietro
Joe Ventura
 1967 Grand Slam
Prof. James Anders
 1967 The Blonde from Peking
Douglas - chef C.I.A.
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Edward G. Robinson
- Batman's Satisfaction (1967) ... Edward G. Robinson (uncredited)
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Edward G. Robinson
- Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiere (1966) ... Edward G. Robinson
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid
Lancey Howard
 1965 Who Has Seen the Wind? (TV Movie)
Captain
 1964 The Outrage
Con Man
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Simon Nurdlinger
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Big Jim Stevens (uncredited)
 1963 The Prize
Dr. Max Stratman
 1963 A Boy Ten Feet Tall
Cocky Wainwright
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Maurice Kruger
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Narrator
- Cops and Robbers (1962) ... Narrator
 1962 My Geisha
Sam Lewis
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
'Big Jim' Riva
- The Legend of Jim Riva (1961) ... 'Big Jim' Riva
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bert Alquist
- The Drop-Out (1961) ... Bert Alquist
 1960 Pepe
Edward G. Robinson
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
Theodore Roosevelt
 1960 Seven Thieves
Theo Wilkins
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Daniel Webster
- The Devil and Daniel Webster (1960) ... Daniel Webster
 1959 A Hole in the Head
Mario Manetta
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Victor Bers
- Heritage (1959) ... Victor Bers
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Harper
- A Good Name (1959) ... Harry Harper
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Oscar Bromek
- Shadows Tremble (1958) ... Oscar Bromek
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Dathan
 1956 Nightmare
Rene Bressard
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Baron / John Derwent
- A Set of Values (1955) ... Baron
- ..... and Son (1955) ... John Derwent
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Victor Amato
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Matthew Considine
- For the Defense (1955) ... Matthew Considine
 1955 Illegal
Victor Scott
 1955 A Bullet for Joey
Inspector Raoul Leduc
 1955 Tight Spot
Lloyd Hallett
 1954 Black Tuesday
Vincent Canelli
 1954 For the Defense (TV Movie)
Matthew Considine
 1954 The Violent Men
Lew Wilkison
 1954 Climax! (TV Series)
 1953 The Glass Web
Henry Hayes
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Wilfrid Robarts
- Witness for the Prosecution (1953) ... Sir Wilfrid Robarts
 1953 Big Leaguer
John B. 'Hans' Lobert
 1953 Vice Squad
Capt. 'Barnie' Barnaby
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Maurice Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")
 1950 Operation X
George Constantin
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Edward G. Robinson (uncredited)
 1949 House of Strangers
Gino Monetti
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
John Triton
 1948 Key Largo
Johnny Rocco
 1948 All My Sons
Joe Keller
 1947 The Red House
Pete Morgan
 1946 The Stranger
Mr. Wilson
 1945 Scarlet Street
Christopher Cross
 1945 Journey Together
Dean McWilliams
 1945 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
Martinius Jacobson
 1944 The Woman in the Window
Professor Richard Wanley
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Wilbert Winkle
 1944 Double Indemnity
Barton Keyes
 1944 Tampico
Captain Bart Manson
 1943 Destroyer
Steve Boleslavski (as Edward G.Robinson)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Marshall Tyler (Episode 2)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Avery L. 'Larry' Browne
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
'Pressure' Maxwell
 1941 Unholy Partners
Bruce Corey
 1941 Manpower
Hank McHenry
 1941 The Sea Wolf
'Wolf' Larsen
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
Julius Reuter
 1940 Brother Orchid
Little John Sarto
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Dr. Paul Ehrlich
 1939 Blackmail
John R. Ingram
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Edward Renard
 1938 I Am the Law
Prof. John Lindsay
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Dr. Clitterhouse
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder
Remy Marco
 1937 The Last Gangster
Joe Krozac
 1937 Kid Galahad
Nick Donati
 1937 A Day at Santa Anita (Short)
Edward G. Robinson (uncredited)
 1937 Thunder in the City
Dan Armstrong
 1936 Bullets or Ballots
Johnny Blake
 1935 Barbary Coast
Luis Chamalis
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Arthur Ferguson Jones
 1934 The Man with Two Faces
Damon Welles / Jules Chautard
 1934 Dark Hazard
Jim 'Buck' Turner
 1933 I Loved a Woman
John Mansfield Hayden
 1933 The Little Giant
Bugs Ahearn
 1932 Silver Dollar
Yates Martin
 1932 Tiger Shark
Mike Mascarenhas
 1932 Two Seconds
John Allen
 1932 The Hatchet Man
Wong Low Get
 1931 Five Star Final
Randall
 1931 Smart Money
Nick Venizelos
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Gangster (as Edward Robinson)
 1931 Little Caesar
Little Caesar - Alias 'Rico'
 1930 The Widow from Chicago
Dominic
 1930 East Is West
Charlie Yong
 1930 Outside the Law
Cobra Collins
 1930 A Lady to Love
Tony
 1930 The Night Ride
Tony Garotta
 1929 The Hole in the Wall
The Fox
 1923 The Bright Shawl
Domingo Escobar (as E.G. Robinson)
 1916 Arms and the Woman
Factory Worker
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "The Manufacturer"; final Broadway role) in "Middle of the Night" on Broadway. Written by Paddy Chayefsky. Incidental music by Lehman Engel. Costume Design by Motley. Lighting / Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey. ANTA Playhouse: 8 Feb 1956 25 May 1957 (on hiatus from 30 Jun 1956... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 8 Print Biographies | 14 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward G.Robinson | E.G. Robinson | Edward Robinson | Mr. Edward G. Robinson

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

To my mind, the actor has this great responsibility of playing another human being . . . it's like taking on another person's life and you have to do it as sincerely and honestly as you can. See more »

Trivia:

Other alumni of his P.S. 21 in Manhattan were George Gershwin, Paul Muni and US Sen. Jacob Javits. See more »

Trademark:

His short, squat frame See more »

Nickname:

Manny See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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