Edwin August

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Edwin August
Edwin August
Born Edwin August Phillip von der Butz
(1883-11-10)November 10, 1883[1]
Saint Louis, Missouri
Died March 4, 1964(1964-03-04) (aged 80) [1]
Hollywood, California
Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1909–1947
Clara Kimball Young reacts as John St. Polis is punched by Edwin August in a scene still from the 1916 silent drama The Yellow Passport.

Edwin August[2] (November 10, 1883 – March 4, 1964) was an American actor, director, and screenwriter of the silent era. He appeared in 152 films between 1909 and 1947. He also directed 52 films between 1912 and 1919. He co-founded Eaco Films in 1914.[3] He was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and died in Hollywood, California. His grave is located at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

As director[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries
  2. ^ Born Edwin August Phillip von der Butz - Photoplay Magazine; January, 1915, p. 154
  3. ^ "Eaco Films Formed". Motography. September 19, 1914. Retrieved August 9, 2012.

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