September 16, 1883
Delphos, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||July 10, 1965
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, U.S.
Neely Edwards (born Cornelius Limbach; September 16, 1883 – July 10, 1965) was an American vaudeville performer and film actor.
Edwards appeared in 174 films between 1915 and 1959. The first was as an unbilled player in a Harold Lloyd short. In the early 1920s Edwards and his vaudeville partner Edward Flanagan appeared as the "Hall Room Boys" in some of the earliest short films produced by Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales, which would develop into Columbia Pictures. Of his approximately 180 credited film appearances, about 140 are comedy short subjects, notably the "Nervy Ned" one-reelers made for Universal Pictures from 1922-24, in which he and Bert Roach played a couple of hoboes who typically get into slapstick trouble.
Vaudeville farces and skits
- "Off and On" - skit of stage life 1917
- The Hungry Actors (1915)
- You Never Can Tell (1920)
- Brewster's Millions (1921)
- The Green Temptation (1922)
- Made for Love (1926)
- Footloose Widows (1926)
- Show Boat (1929)
- Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)
- Dynamite (1929)
- Scarlet Pages (1930)
- Strictly in the Groove (1942)
- Hat Check Honey (1944)
- Patrick the Great (1945)
- The Independent - Volumes 37-38 1917 - Page 85 "One of the best liked teams in vaudeville is that of Ed. Flanagan and Neely Edwards, who will present their amusing skit of stage life entitled “Off and On.”
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