Robert Schable

Robert Schable (1873-1947)[1] was an American stage and screen actor as well as a stage manager from Hamilton, Ohio. A longtime stage player from the Charles Frohman company since the 1890s, Schable began in silent films in 1919.[2] In films he often played comedic, character parts or men with a European flair. He died, from Ptomaine poisoning, in Hollywood in 1947.[3] Alternately IMDb has his death as a suicide.

Robert Schable
Robert Schable, 1920
BornAugust 31, 1873
DiedJuly 7, 1947
Years active1890s-1929
Spouse(s)Wilda Bennett(1912-20 divorced)

Two films Schable appeared in have been restored in recent years, Sherlock Holmes(1922) and The Man and the Moment(1929).

Selected filmography


  1. Who Was Who on Screen, p.413 2nd Edition c.1977 by Evelyn Mack Truitt ISBN 0-8352-0914-8
  2. Robert Schable bio by Hans J. Wollstein;
  3. Silent Film Necrology, p.469 2nd Edition c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana ISBN 0-7864-1059-0
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