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Edgar Selwyn (1875–1944)

What a life! Edgar Selwyn was born Edgar Simon on October 20, 1875, in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a child he and his family lived in Toronto, Canada, before moving to Selma, Alabama, where his parents died. He moved to Chicago at the age of 17 to seek his fortune, but Fortuna would not let the young man take her as his mistress. Penniless, one night he ... See full bio »

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 1942 Pierre of the Plains (based on a play by)
 1935 Baby Face Harrington (from a play by)
 1934 Chained (story)
 1933 Turn Back the Clock (screen play)
 1933 The Barbarian (play "The Arab")
 1931 Possessed (from the play "The Mirage" by)
 1929 The Girl in the Show (adaptation) / (added dialogue)
 1926 Dancing Mothers (play)
 1925 Night Life of New York (story)
 1925 The Crowded Hour (play)
 1924 The Mirage (play)
 1924 The Arab (play)
 1922 The Primitive Lover (play "The Divorcee")
 1919 For Better, for Worse (play)
 1918 Heart of the Wilds (play "Pierre of the Plains")
 1918 Dodging a Million (story)
 1917 Nearly Married (play)
 1916 Rolling Stones (play)
 1915 The Arab (story - play)
 1915 The Country Boy (play)
 1914 Pierre of the Plains (play "Pierre of the Plains")
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Stage Play: The King's Musketeer. Romance. Written by Henry Hamilton. Adapted from the famous romance, "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas père. Incidental music by Frank Howson. Directed by William Seymour. Knickerbocker Theatre: 13 Mar 1899- unknown (40 performances). Cast: E.H. Sothern (as "Raoul D'Artagnan, a youth from Gascony, ... See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Edgar and Ruth Selwyn divorced before his death in 1944. They had one son, Russell (nicknamed "Rusty"), who was born during Ruth's previous marriage to a man surnamed Synder, and who was adopted by Edgar during their marriage. See more »

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