Robinson, Edward G.
|born on||12 December 1893 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Bucharest, Romania, 44n26, 26e06|
|Timezone||LST m26e06 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°25' 02°20 Asc. 01°41'|
Romanian-American actor known for movie gangster roles in films that include "All My sons," 1948, "Seven Thieves," 1960 and "The Old Man Who Cried Wolf," 1970.
Emigrating to the U.S. at age ten, he grew up in New York, giving up plans to become a rabbi or lawyer in favor of acting. He won a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began appearing in stock from 1913. He made it to Broadway in 1915 and became noted after appearing in a three-act comedy that he also co-wrote in 1929, "The Kibitzer." Appearing in some silents, he achieved great success after the advent of sound with his appearance in "Little Caesar" in 1931. Robinson was type cast after that for many years but still managed to give a highly skilled variety of roles in screen, TV and film. Some of his best portrayals were in psychological dramas of the ‘40s.
Robinson’s personal life was beset with problems. Despite a well-known record of patriotic causes during and after WW II, his name was linked with Communist-front organizations and he was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee where he was ultimately cleared of all suspicions. In 1956 he was forced to sell his famous art collection, one of the world’s largest privately owned, as part of a divorce settlement from his wife of 29 years, actress Gladys Lloyd. During this same time period, he was troubled with an only son who had frequent skirmishes with the law and numerous suicide attempts. Despite all the personal setbacks, Robinson continued to keep busy with his acting career.
Robinson died of cancer on 1/26/1973, Hollywood, CA. In the Academy Award ceremonies that took place after his death, he was awarded a special Oscar in recognition of his achievements in film that spanned five decades. His life was the basis for a 1979 play, "Manny," and he authored an autobiography, "All My Yesterdays," released in 1973.
- Work : New Career 1913 (Began appearing in stock)
- Work : Gain social status 1915 (Broadway debut)
- Financial : Best Period 1929 (Became a noted performer)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1931 (Appeared in "Little Caesar")
- Financial : Buy/Sell Property 1956 (Sell art collection)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1973 (Released hisautobiography)
Robert Beck quotes a document found among the personal papers that Robinson left at the library of USC, Manole Moritz Goldenberg Mosaic Voicu. He refers to his real name in his autobiography written with Leonard Spigelgass, "All My Yesterdays," Hawthorne Books Inc, NY 1973.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
- Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter (Huge settlement)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (29 years, divorced)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
- Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Son numerous suicide attempts)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis (Sold art collection)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Golf)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, film noted medium)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Broadway, legitimate theater)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Plays)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book