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Overview (3)

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Died in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  (heart attack)
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dewey Robinson was born on August 17, 1898 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), 6 Hours to Live (1932) and The Big Broadcast (1932). He was married to Louise Arlene Woolner. He died on December 11, 1950 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Louise Arlene Woolner (7 February 1928 - 11 December 1950) ( his death)

Trivia (6)

Appeared in 266 movies between 1931 and 1952. His final film, "At Sword's Point," was released over a year after his death.
Dewey died just after playing the role of a Dodger fan in "The Jackie Robinson Story" (1950). The movie was released five months after his death.
Burly, beetle-browed American character actor of prolific output. On Broadway from 1922 and on screen from 1931, invariably in menacing roles. During the 1940's, he became a member of Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of players, appearing in eight of the director's films.
Interred at Chapel of the Pines Crematory, 1605 S. Catalina St., Los Angeles, California.
"The Jackie Robinson Story" was released on 16 May 1950, in fact seven months prior to Dewey Robinson's death. It was, however his final performance as the following movies were by then completed but released after his death: "At Sword's Point" (1952), "Roadblock" (1951), "Jim Thorpe-All-American" (1951), "Skipalong Rosenbloom" (1951), "Inside Straight" (1951), "M" (1951), "The Company She Keeps" (1951), "Storm Warning" (1951), "At War with the Army" (1950) and "Dallas" (1950).
Father: Max Mordechai Robinson; Mother: Rose Greenhaus.

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