Edwin Maxwell

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Edwin Maxwell
Born (1886-02-09)9 February 1886
Dublin, Ireland
Died 13 August 1948(1948-08-13) (aged 62)
Falmouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1918–48

Edwin Maxwell (9 February 1886 – 13 August 1948) was an Irish character actor in Hollywood movies of the 1930s and 1940s, frequently cast as shady businessmen and shysters, though often ones with a dignified bearing.

From 1939 to 1942, Maxwell served as the dialogue director for the films of epic director Cecil B. DeMille. Maxwell is notable for appearing in four Academy Award-winning Best Pictures: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Grand Hotel (1932), The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and You Can't Take It With You (1938).

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