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Date of Birth 12 July 1884Lyon, Rhône, France
Date of Death 25 July 1973Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Nickname Baba
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Edgar Stehli was born on July 12, 1884 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He was an actor, known for Seconds (1966), The Brothers Karamazov (1958) and The Edge of Night (1956). He was married to Emilie Greenough. He died on July 25, 1973 in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA.

Spouse (1)

Emilie Greenough (? - 25 July 1973) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Great granddaughter was the producer of her High School's production of Arsenic and Old Lace; Edgar created the role of Dr. Einstein in the Broadway production of said show.
Had two children with wife Emilie Greenough Stehli, Francis (Frank) Stehli and Emilie-Anne (Nancy) Greenough Stehli (married name is Knoerzer).
Was fluent in German, having lived as a boy in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the U.S. from 1888, he graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University in 1907, followed by a Master's Degree in 1908. Immediately after leaving university, he joined the Bayonne Opera Company. From 1916, he worked with Stuart Walker's touring Portmanteau Players, and, in 1924, in stock with the Provincetown Players.
Diminutive character actor with a penchant for dialects. He was most famous on radio as the voice of genial scientist Dr. Huer in the serial "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century". During the 1930's and 40's, he starred in many radio dramas, including "Crime Doctor", "Gang Busters" and "Inner Sanctum". On Broadway, he was best known for originating the role of Dr. Herman Einstein in "Arsenic and Old Lace".
Was the original actor cast in the Broadway production of Arsenic and Old. Lace as Dr. Herman Einstein opposite Boris Karloff.

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