Edwin Carewe Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 March 1883Gainesville, Texas, USA
Date of Death 22 January 1940Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart ailment)
Birth NameJay Fox

Mini Bio (1)

Married petite actress Mary Akin when she was just 17 and he was 38. He was already married once - in 1905 but the records of that union are lost - and divorced. Carewe and Akin had two children during their first marriage, daughter Sally Ann (b. 1925) and son William (b. 1927). A third child with Mary, Carol Lee (b. 1932), happened during their second marriage.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: E.J. Fleming

Spouse (4)

Mary Akin (18 June 1929 - ?)
Mary Akin (13 May 1925 - 1928) (divorced)
? (1905 - ?) (divorced)
Mary Jane Croft (? - ?) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Carewe first arrived in Hollywood by train, but not as a passenger; he was a hobo, and had hopped into a boxcar hoping to get to warmer weather in Los Angeles.
Father of actress Rita Carewe
Brother of director/producer Wallace Fox
Brother of director/writer Finis Fox.
Silent film director, whose output was noted for pictorial quality. Started as a stage actor, in New York from 1910 as a member of the Dearborn Stock Company. He chose 'Edwin' as his stage name as tribute to famed thespian Edwin Booth. In films from 1912 with the Philadelphia-based Lubin company.
Before Edwin Carewe married Mary Akin, he was married to Mary Jane Croft. They wed in Toronto, Canada on the ninth of January, 1909. They had two daughters, Mary Jane Carewe and motion picture artist, Rita Carewe. They later divorced.

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