Edwin August

Edwin August Phillip von der Butz[2] (November 10, 1883 March 4, 1964) was an American actor, director, and screenwriter of the silent era. He appeared in 152 films between 1909 and 1947. He also directed 52 films between 1912 and 1919. He co-founded Eaco Films in 1914.[3] He was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and died in Hollywood, California. His grave is located at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.[1]

Edwin August
August in 1914
Edwin August Phillip von der Butz

(1883-11-10)November 10, 1883[1]
DiedMarch 4, 1964(1964-03-04) (aged 80) [1]
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter
Years active19091947

Partial filmography

As director


  1. Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries
  2. Born Edwin August Phillip von der Butz - Photoplay Magazine; January 1915, p. 154
  3. "Eaco Films Formed". Motography. September 19, 1914. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
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