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Edwin J. Burke (1889–1944)

Edwin J. Burke, one of first New York playwrights to move to Hollywood after advent of "talkies", was born on 30 August, 1889, at Albany, New York. In 1910, after attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, he began his acting career playing lead roles for a local Shakespearean company. Later he became a stage director for a ... See full bio »

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  Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (adapted by - 1 episode, 1953) (play - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Thirteenth Chair (1953) ... (adapted by)
- This Thing Called Love (1952) ... (play)
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- This Thing Called Love (1948) ... (play)
 1940 This Thing Called Love (based upon the play by)
 1936 Song and Dance Man (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 The Littlest Rebel (screen play - as Edwin Burke)
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (script polisher - uncredited)
 1934 Bright Eyes (story - as Edwin Burke)
 1934 Now I'll Tell
 1933 Paddy the Next Best Thing (writer)
 1933 Hello, Sister! (retakes written by - uncredited)
 1932 Call Her Savage (screenplay - as Edwin Burke)
 1932 Down to Earth
 1932 Dance Team (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1931 Sob Sister
 1931 Auto Intoxication (Short) (story)
 1931 Bad Girl (continuity & dialogue)
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange (dialogue)
 1931 The Man Who Came Back (adaptation and scenario)
 1931 It Might Be Worse (Short)
 1930 The Dancers (adaptation - as Edwin Burke)
 1930 Man Trouble (dialogue - as Edwin Burke)
 1930 Harmony at Home (additional dialogue - as Edwin Burke)
 1929 This Thing Called Love (play)
 1929 Good Medicine (Short) (writer)
 1929 Love, Live and Laugh (dialogue - as Edwin Burke)
 1929 Woman Trap (play "Brothers")
 1929 The Girl from Havana (titles - as Edwin Burke)
 1929 Happy Days (dialogue)
 1929 Not Quite Decent (dialogue - as Edwin Burke)
 1929 Speakeasy (adaptation and dialogue - as Edwin Burke)
 1928 Plastered in Paris (dialogue - as Edwin Burke)
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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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