Eddie Polo

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Eddie Polo
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Polo, 1922
Born
Edward W. Wyman / Weimer

(1875-02-01)1 February 1875
Died14 June 1961(1961-06-14) (aged 86)
Other namesEddie Weimer
OccupationActor
Years active1913–1944
ChildrenMalvine Polo

Eddie Polo (1 February 1875 – 14 June 1961) was an Austrian-American actor of the silent era. He was of Jewish descent.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born Edward W. Wyman or Weimer in Vienna, Austria-Hungary on 1 February 1875. With his brother Sam he was the trapeze act The Flying Cordovas. Beginning in 1913, he appeared in serials and films in the United States and became an action star in Germany in the late 1920s. After his acting career ended in the mid-1940s he worked as a makeup artist.

He was the father of actress Malvina Polo (1903–2000), best remembered as the mentally handicapped 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).

Polo died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1915 The Broken Coin Rolleaux
The New Adventures of Terence O'Rourke Eddie
Graft Serial
Lord John's Journal
1916 The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring Polo
Liberty Pedro Serial
Alternative titles: The Fangs of the Wolf
Liberty, a Daughter of the U.S.A.
1917 The Bronze Bride White Feather
Money Madness 'Harford' Red
A Kentucky Cinderella Ed Long
The Gray Ghost Marco Serial
The Plow Woman Bill Matthews
The Bull's Eye Cody Serial
1918 The Lure of the Circus Eddie Somers Serial
1920 The Vanishing Dagger John Edward Grant Serial
King of the Circus Eddie King Serial
1921 Do or Die Jack Merton Serial
The Terror Streak Cyclone Smith
The Secret Four Serial
1922 Captain Kidd Edward Davis Serial
Der Fluch der Habgier
1923 The Knock on the Door
Prepared to Die John Pendleton Smythe
1927 The Owl Jack Clifford Part 1, 2
Der Geheimtresor Eddie
1928 Eddy Polo in the Wasp's Nest Eddy Polo
Hands Up, Eddy Polo
1929 On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight Heini Box
Hände hoch, hier Eddy Polo Eddy Polo
The Daredevil Reporter Reporter
Der gefesselte Polo Eddy Polo
Geheimpolizisten Franz Hayn
Rache für Eddy Sergeant Eddy Webster
1930 Of Life and Death Artist
Witnesses Wanted Himself
1932 All is at Stake
1940 It's a Date Quarter Master
La Conga Nights Señor Boca Uncredited
Son of Roaring Dan Charlie Gregg
Spring Parade Cafe Proprietor Uncredited
Law and Order Bartender Ed Uncredited
1941 The Wolf Man Churchgoer Uncredited
1942 Don Winslow of the Navy Lab Assistant Serial, [Chs. 8-9], Uncredited
Gang Busters Pilot Serial, [Chs. 1-2], Uncredited
The Secret Code Special Delivery Messenger Serial, [Ch.7], Uncredited
Deep in the Heart of Texas Townsman Uncredited
1943 Honeymoon Lodge Gas Station Attendant Uncredited
Crazy House Stooge Uncredited
1944 The Climax Stagehand Uncredited
1946 Two Sisters from Boston Waiter Uncredited

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegbert Salomon Prawer, Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933, Berghahn Books (2007), p. 213

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