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Robert Edeson was born in New Orleans, La., June
3, 1868. His father was a producer and stage manager thus creating
an interest in acting for his son. He was educated at the Polytechnic
Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He spent 25 years on the stage with
one of his most popular roles being in the play "Strongheart"
which ran for several seasons in New York and on stage. His first
appearance in the movies is in 1912 for Thomas Ince. He worked
with Vitagraph in the early years and was one of the original
Lasky Stock Company. Some of his most popular films are "The
Prisoner of Zenda" 91922) for Rex Ingram, "The Rag Man"
(1925) with Jackie Coogan, "Eve's Leaves" (1926) and
The Clinging Vine (1926) with Leatrice Joy" and several films
for Cecil B. DeMille including "The Ten Commandments"
(1923), "The Volga Boatman"(1925), "King of Kings"
(1927) and "Chicago" (1927). He reportedly married and
divorced actress Mary Newcomb and was married a second time to
Aida Edeson who was not an actress. He enjoyed painting, writing,
and collecting pewter and antiques. He died on March 21, 1931,
of heart failure at the age of 62 in Hollywood, CA.
Selected films of this star available for viewing:
The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
The Ten Commandments (1923)
Souls for Sale (1923)
Mademoiselle Midnight (1924)
Rag Man (1925)
The Volga Boatman (1925)
Eve's Leaves (1926)
King of Kings (1927)
The Power of the Press (1928)
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