Robert Edeson

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Robert Edeson
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Born (1868-06-03)June 3, 1868
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died March 24, 1931(1931-03-24) (aged 62)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1912-1931

Robert Edeson (June 3, 1868, New Orleans, Louisiana – March 24, 1931, Hollywood, California) was an American movie and stage actor of the silent era. Edeson got his first boost in movies in 1914 when he starred in the Cecil B. DeMille directed film, The Call of the North (1914).

Edeson replaced actor Rudolph Christians in Erich von Stroheim's production of Foolish Wives (1922), after Christians died of pneumonia. Edeson famously only showed his back to the camera so as not to clash with shot footage of Christians that was still to be used in the completed film. He also starred in several Broadway productions as well.

Selected filmography[edit]

Fathers of Men (1916)
Year Title Role
1930 The Lash Don Mariana Delfine
Danger Lights Tom Johnson
A Devil with Women General Garcia
Pardon My Gun Pa Martin
1929 Dynamite Wise Fool
1928 Walking Back Edgar Thatcher
Beware of Blondes Costigan
A Ship Comes In Judge Gresham
1927 Altars of Desire John Sutherland
Chicago William Flynn
1926 The Blue Eagle Chaplain Regan
The Clinging Vine T. M. Bancroft
The Volga Boatman Prince Nikita
1925 Men and Women Israel Cohen
The Golden Bed Amos Thompson
The Prairie Pirate Don Esteban
1924 Thy Name Is Woman The Commadante
Triumph Samuel Overton
Men Henri Duval
Feet of Clay Dr. Fergus Lansell
1923 The Ten Commandments Inspector Redding
To the Last Man Gaston Isbel
The Silent Partner Ralph Coombes
1922 The Prisoner of Zenda Colonel Zapta
Foolish Wives Andrew J. Hughes
1915 On the Night Stage Austin
1914 The Call of the North Ned Stewart

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