Neely Edwards

Neely Edwards (born Cornelius Limbach; September 16, 1883 July 10, 1965) was an American vaudeville performer and film actor.

Neely Edwards
in 1934
Cornelius Limbach

(1883-09-16)September 16, 1883
DiedJuly 10, 1965(1965-07-10) (aged 81)
Years active1915-1959


Edwards appeared in 174 films between 1915 and 1959. The first was as an unbilled player in a Harold Lloyd short. In the early 1920s Edwards and his vaudeville partner Edward Flanagan appeared as the "Hall Room Boys" in some of the earliest short films produced by Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales, which would develop into Columbia Pictures. Of his approximately 180 credited film appearances, about 140 are comedy short subjects, notably the "Nervy Ned" one-reelers made for Universal Pictures from 1922-24, in which he and Bert Roach played a couple of hoboes who typically get into slapstick trouble.

His later career is marked by bit parts and character work. Edwards was married to actress Marguerite Snow. He was born in Delphos, Ohio, and died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

Vaudeville farces and skits

  • "Off and On" - skit of stage life 1917[1]

Partial filmography


  1. The Independent - Volumes 37-38 1917 - Page 85 "One of the best liked teams in vaudeville is that of Ed. Flanagan and Neely Edwards, who will present their amusing skit of stage life entitled “Off and On.”
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