Eddie Polo

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Not to be confused with Edward Polo.
Eddie Polo
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Eddie Polo
Born Edward W. Wyman / Weimer
(1875-02-01)1 February 1875
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died 14 June 1961(1961-06-14) (aged 86)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Other names Eddie Weimer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1913-1944
Children Malvine Polo

Eddie Polo (1 February 1875 – 14 June 1961) was an Austro-American actor of the silent era. Born Edward W. Wyman or Weimer in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. With his brother Sam he was the trapeze act The Flying Cordovas. From 1913 he appeared in serials and films in the USA and became an action star in Germany in the late 1920s. After his acting career ended in the mid-1940s he worked as an makeup artist. Polo died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.

He was the father of actress Malvina Polo (1903-2000), best remembered as the retarded girl preyed upon for rape in Erich von Stroheim's Foolish Wives (1922). His brother was the acrobat, actor and makeup artist Sam Polo (1872-1966).

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1915 The Broken Coin Roleau
Graft
1916 The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring Scenes deleted
Liberty Pedro Alternative titles: The Fangs of the Wolf
Liberty, a Daughter of the U.S.A.
1917 The Gray Ghost Marco
Bull's Eye Cody
1918 Lure of the Circus Eddie Somers
1920 King of the Circus Eddie King
The Vanishing Dagger John Edward Grant
1921 Do or Die Jack Merton
The Secret Four
1929 On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight
1932 All is at Stake

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