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Edward Pawley (1901–1988)

Edward Joel Pawley was a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and attended Manuel Training High School. He took drama classes in high school, and after graduation he worked for six months in his half-brother's traveling stage show (under canvas). He went to New York in 1920 to seek his fame and fortune. He acted in various shows both on and off ... See full bio »

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Each Dawn I Die
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 1943 The Desperadoes
Blackie (uncredited)
 1942 Eyes of the Underworld
Lance Merlin
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Larsen (uncredited)
 1942 Romance on the Range
Jerome Banning
 1942 True to the Army
 1942 Treat 'Em Rough
Martin (as Ed Pawley)
 1941 Hold That Ghost
High Collar (uncredited)
 1941 Hit the Road
Spike the Butcher
 1940 San Francisco Docks
Monte March
 1940 Texas Rangers Ride Again
Palo Pete
 1940 Flowing Gold
 1940 River's End
Frank Crandell
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Black Jack
 1939 Old Hickory (Short)
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1939 The Big Guy
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
 1939 Help Wanted (Short)
 1939 Unmarried
Swade (as Ed Pawley)
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky
Spike Cronin
 1939 Money to Loan (Short)
Calumette (uncredited)
 1939 The Oklahoma Kid
 1938 Tom Sawyer, Detective
Brace Dunlap
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
 1938 Sons of the Legion
Gunman Baker
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Chin Martin
 1938 Little Tough Guy
Jim Boylan (as Ed Pawley)
 1938 Prison Break
Joe Fenderson
 1938 You and Me
Dutch (uncredited)
 1938 Gun Law
The Raven
 1938 Dangerous to Know
John Rance
 1938 White Banners
Bill Ellis
 1937 The Last Gangster
Brockett (uncredited)
 1937 It Can't Last Forever
 1937 Hoosier Schoolboy
Captain Fred Carter
 1937 Mountain Justice
Tod Miller
 1937 Dangerous Number
Second Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All
 1936 Sworn Enemy
'Dutch' McTurck
 1936 Tough Guy
Tony - Gangster
 1935 King Solomon of Broadway
'Ice' Larson
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Clinton - Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1935 'G' Men
Danny Leggett
 1935 Mississippi
Joe Patterson
 1935 Helldorado
Miner (uncredited)
 1933 Bureau of Missing Persons
Waterfront Diner Wanting Sugar (uncredited)
 1933 Murders in the Zoo
Bob Taylor (uncredited)
 1933 Olsen's Big Moment
Joe 'Monk' West (uncredited)
 1932 Tess of the Storm Country
Ben Letts
 1932 Thirteen Women
Chauffeur Burns

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(1940s-'50s) Radio: Appeared (as "Steve Wilson") in "Big Town". See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[replying to a question, after his retirement, about his life in show business] I don't miss it at all . . . none of it.


He had one son, Martin H. Pawley, with his high school sweetheart, Martina May Martin, whom he married, divorced, re-married and divorced again. He married Broadway actress Helen Shipman in 1937, and remained with her until her death on 13th April 1984. See more »

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