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|Born||June 3, 1868|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||March 24, 1931 (aged 62)|
Robert Edeson (June 3, 1868 – March 24, 1931) was an American movie and stage actor of the silent era.
Edeson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of manager and actor George R. Edeson. After working as treasurer of the Park Theatre in Brooklyn, he initially acted in New York in 1887 in a production of Fascination. He debuted on Broadway in Marriage (1896). His last Broadway appearance was in The World We Live In (1922).
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.
Edeson's final film was Aloha (1931).
His third wife was the former Aida Banker.
On March 24, 1931, Edeson died at his home in Hollywood. He was 62 years old.
|1930||The Way of All Men||Swift|
|The Lash||Don Mariana Delfine|
|Danger Lights||Tom Johnson|
|A Devil with Women||General Garcia|
|Pardon My Gun||Pa Martin|
|1929||Romance of the Rio Grande||Don Fernando|
|1928||Walking Back||Edgar Thatcher|
|Beware of Blondes||Costigan|
|A Ship Comes In||Judge Gresham|
|1927||Altars of Desire||John Sutherland|
|1926||The Blue Eagle||Chaplain Regan|
|The Clinging Vine||T. M. Bancroft|
|The Volga Boatman||Prince Nikita|
|1925||Locked Doors||Norman Carter|
|The Golden Bed||Amos Thompson|
|Men and Women||Israel Cohen|
|The Prairie Pirate||Don Esteban|
|1924||Thy Name Is Woman||The Commadante|
|Welcome Stranger||Eb Hooker|
|Feet of Clay||Dr. Fergus Lansell|
|1923||The Ten Commandments||Inspector Redding|
|To the Last Man||Gaston Isbel|
|The Silent Partner||Ralph Coombes|
|The Tie That Binds||Charles Dodge|
|1922||Sure Fire Flint||Anthony De Lanni|
|The Prisoner of Zenda||Colonel Zapta|
|Foolish Wives||Andrew J. Hughes|
|1915||The Caveman||Hanlick Smagg|
|On the Night Stage||Austin|
|The Absentee||Nathaniel Crosby|
|1914||The Call of the North||Ned Stewart|
|1913||The Paymaster's Son||The Paymaster's Son|
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- "Robert Edeson". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 16 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- Hennessy, Duane (March 25, 1931). "Death Rings Down Curtain Upon Hero of Stage and Film After Futile Battle Against Illness". The San Bernardino County Sun. California, San Bernardino. United Press. p. 3. Retrieved April 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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