Robert Edeson (June 3, 1868 – March 24, 1931) was an American movie and stage actor of the silent era.
|Born||June 3, 1868|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||March 24, 1931 62) (aged|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Edeson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of manager and actor George R. Edeson. After working as treasurer of the Park Theatre in Brooklyn, he initially acted in New York in 1887 in a production of Fascination. He debuted on Broadway in Marriage (1896). His last Broadway appearance was in The World We Live In (1922).
Edeson replaced actor Rudolph Christians in Erich von Stroheim's production of Foolish Wives (1922), after Christians died of pneumonia. Edeson famously only showed his back to the camera so as not to clash with shot footage of Christians that was still to be used in the completed film.
- The Paymaster's Son (1913) as The Paymaster's Son
- The Call of the North (1914) as Ned Stewart
- The Absentee (1915) as Nathaniel Crosby
- On the Night Stage (1915) as Austin
- The Caveman (1915) as Hanlick Smagg
- Public Defender (1917) as Arthur Nelson
- Extravagance (1921) as Richard Vane
- Foolish Wives (1922) as Andrew J. Hughes
- The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) as Colonel Zapta
- Sure Fire Flint (1922) as Anthony De Lanni
- The Tie That Binds (1923) as Charles Dodge
- The Silent Partner (1923) as Ralph Coombes
- To the Last Man (1923) as Gaston Isbel
- The Ten Commandments (1923) as Inspector Redding
- Feet of Clay (1924) as Dr. Fergus Lansell
- Welcome Stranger (1924) as Eb Hooker
- Men (1924) as Henri Duval
- Triumph (1924) as Samuel Overton
- Thy Name Is Woman (1924) as The Commandante
- The Prairie Pirate (1925) as Don Esteban
- Men and Women (1925) as Israel Cohen
- The Golden Bed (1925) as Amos Thompson
- Locked Doors (1925) as Norman Carter
- The Volga Boatman (1926) as Prince Nikita
- The Clinging Vine (1926) as T. M. Bancroft
- The Blue Eagle (1926) as Chaplain Regan
- Chicago (1927) as William Flynn
- Altars of Desire (1927) as John Sutherland
- The Night Bride (1927)
- A Ship Comes In (1928) as Judge Gresham
- Beware of Blondes (1928) as Costigan
- Walking Back (1928) as Edgar Thatcher
- Dynamite (1929) as Wise Fool
- Romance of the Rio Grande (1929) as Don Fernando
- Pardon My Gun (1930) as Pa Martin
- A Devil with Women (1930) as General Garcia
- Danger Lights (1930) as Tom Johnson
- The Lash (1930) as Don Mariana Delfine
- The Way of All Men (1930) Swift
- Swing High (1930)
- Leslie, Frank (1902). "Robert Edeson". Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. Frank Leslie Publishing House: 590. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- Briscoe, Johnson (1908). The actors' birthday book: First -third series. An authoritative insight into the lives of the men and women of the stage born between January first and December thirty-first. Moffat, Yard and Company. p. 133. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- Liebman, Roy (2017). Broadway Actors in Films, 1894–2015. McFarland. p. 81. ISBN 9781476626154. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- "Robert Edeson". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- Hennessy, Duane (March 25, 1931). "Death Rings Down Curtain Upon Hero of Stage and Film After Futile Battle Against Illness". The San Bernardino County Sun. California, San Bernardino. United Press. p. 3. Retrieved April 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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