Edgar Norton

Edgar Norton (August 11, 1868 – February 6, 1953) was an English-born American character actor.

Edgar Norton
Norton in The Lady Refuses, 1931
Born(1868-08-11)August 11, 1868
London, England
DiedFebruary 6, 1953(1953-02-06) (aged 84)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active1916–1948


Born in London, England on August 11, 1868, Norton was active on both stage and screen, his theater performances were on both the London and Broadway stages,[1] and his film career spanned both the silent and "talkie" eras in Hollywood. During his thirty-year film career, he appeared in at least ninety films.[2] Many consider his most memorable role to be that of Poole, the butler to Dr. Jekyll in the 1931 classic, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—a role he had been playing on-stage since 1898, opposite Richard Mansfield as Jekyll.[3] He died in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles in February 1953.


(Per AFI database)[2]


  1. "Edgar Norton Biography". Fandango. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  2. "Edgar Norton". American Film Institute. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  3. "Edgar Norton". AllMovie.com. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
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