Robert Homans

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Robert Homans
Actor Robert E Homans.jpg
Born (1877-11-08)November 8, 1877
Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died July 28, 1947(1947-07-28) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1917-1946
Spouse(s) Agnes Mary Josephine Mellon (1888-1944) 1 child

Robert Edward Homans (November 8, 1877 – July 28, 1947) was an American actor who entered films in 1923 after a lengthy stage career.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Robert Homans as "Bread" in the Broadway production of The Blue Bird (1910)

Robert Homans was born November 8, 1877, in Malden, Massachusetts.[3] Although he studied medicine for three years after his college graduation, a 1906 newspaper article noted that "the 'stage bee' got into his bonnet and nothing would do but that he become an actor."[4] His Broadway credits include The Blue Bird (1910), The Blue Envelope (1915), Johnny, Get Your Gun (1916) and Like a King (1921).[5][6]

His screen debut came in Madame Sherry. He appeared in some 400 films between 1917 and 1946.[3]

Homans died in Los Angeles, California on July 28, 1947, from a heart attack.[3][5]

Personal life[edit]

On April 18, 1909, Homans married Agnes J. Mellon in San Francisco.[7] (Another source gives his wife's name as Agnes Maynard.)[8]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Robert E. Homans". BFI. 
  2. ^ Hal Erickson. "Robert E. Homans - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie. 
  3. ^ a b c Katchmer, George A. (2002). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 167. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Burbank's New Heavy Man Is Handsome, Young and Athletic". Los Angeles Herald. California, Los Angeles. January 18, 1906. p. 6. Retrieved January 12, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b The Broadway League. "Robert E. Homans". Internet Broadway Database. 
  6. ^ "("Robert E. Homans" search results)". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Guernsey, Glen (March 12, 1910). "News of the Day On Old Broadway". The Evening Statesman. Washington, Walla Walla. p. 2. Retrieved January 12, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "The Theaters". Los Angeles Herald. California, Los Angeles. May 5, 1909. p. 8. Retrieved January 13, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read

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