Robinson, Edward G.


Robinson, Edward G.
(1893-1973)
   Born Emanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest, he immigrated with his family to the United States as a child and was educated at the City College of New York, Columbia University, and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Robinson debuted with a stock company in Binghamton, New York in 1913, but he did not make a mark until joining the Theatre Guild, acting in their productions of Peer Gynt (1923), The Adding Machine (1923), Androcles and the Lion (1925), The Chief Thing (1926), The Goat Song (1926), Ned McCobb's Daughter (1926), and Right You Are, If You Think You Are (1927). He also appeared on Broadway in The Firebrand (1924) and Henry Behave (1926), and coauthored (with Jo Swerling*) Kibitzer (1929), a mild success in which he also acted. After Robinson played a ruthless gangster in Bartlett Cormack's The Racket (1927), he was brought to Hollywood where he had a distinguished career in motion pictures. In Little Caesar (1930), he again played a vicious hood, but ultimately he achieved considerable range. He returned to the stage in 1951 to tour in Sidney Kingsley's* Darkness at Noon* (1951) and to star on Broadway in Paddy Chayefsky's* Middle of the Night* (1956).

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  • ROBINSON, EDWARD G. — ROBINSON, EDWARD G. (Emanuel Goldenberg, 1893–1973), U.S. actor. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Robinson was taken to the U.S. in 1903. He made his first New York appearance in 1913 and came to prominence in the 1920s with the Theatre Guild,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ROBINSON, EDWARD° — (1794–1863), U.S. Orientalist. In 1830, he was appointed professor of theology at Andover, and later taught in Boston and at the New York Theological Seminary. His travels to Egypt and Palestine in 1837 and 1852 resulted in Biblical Researches in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Robinson,Edward G. — Robinson, Edward G. Originally Emanuel Goldenberg. 1893 1973. Romanian born American actor known for his portrayal of gangsters in motion pictures, including Little Caesar (1930). * * * …   Universalium

  • Robinson, Edward G. — orig. Emmanuel Goldenberg born Dec. 12, 1893, Bucharest, Rom. died Jan. 26, 1973, Hollywood, Calif., U.S. Romanian born U.S. film actor. He was raised in New York City s Lower East Side and won a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic… …   Universalium

  • Robinson, Edward — ▪ American scholar born April 10, 1794, Southington, Conn., U.S. died Jan. 27, 1863, New York, N.Y.       American biblical scholar, considered the father of biblical geography.       Robinson graduated from Hamilton College in 1816, taught… …   Universalium

  • Robinson, Edward G. — orig. Emmanuel Goldenberg (12 dic. 1893, Bucarest, Rumania–26 ene. 1973, Hollywood, Cal., EE.UU.). Actor de cine estadounidense de origen rumano. Se crió en un modesto barrio del lado este de Nueva York y más tarde obtuvo una beca para estudiar… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ROBINSON, EDWARD —    Biblical scholar, born in Connecticut; author of Biblical Researches in Palestine ; a professor in New York (1794 1863) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Robinson, Edward G. — pseud. di Goldenberg, Emanuel …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Robinson, Edward Goldenberg — (1893 1973)    Born Emanuel Goldenberg to a Jewish family in Bucharest, Romania, Edward G. Robinson, as he was later known, came to the United States with his family in 1903. After attending high school in New York City, he enrolled in City… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Robinson, Edward G. (Emanuel Goldenberg) — (1893–1973)    US film actor. Short and thickset, Romanian born Robinson seemed typecast as a gangster. Little Caesar (1931) was the first of a long series of such parts, but he was successful later in other roles such as the investigator in… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament


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