Wallace Eddinger

Wallace Eddinger (July 14, 1881 – January 8, 1929) was an American stage actor. He started as a child actor, known as Wally Eddinger. As a child he played Cedric in Little Lord Fauntleroy which starred female child sensation Elsie Leslie.[2]

Wallace Eddinger
Eddinger c. 1920
BornJuly 14, 1881
DiedJanuary 8, 1929 (1929-01-09) (aged 47)
Resting placeAmityville Cemetery, Suffolk County New York[1]
OccupationActor
Years active1888-1928

Eddinger appeared in only two silent films, The Great Diamond Robbery and A Gentleman of Leisure, in 1914 and 1915 respectively, preferring the stage. The latter film still survives.

Eddinger was born to actors Lawrence Eddinger(1855-1928) and May (nee Williams)(1858-1944) and had an older sister Lorle Eddinger(1879-1969).[3] He was married twice first to Ivy Lee Moore-La Grove from 1912 to 1920 and the second was to popular stage actress Margaret Lawrence (1889-1929) from 1924 to his death. Lawrence had been previously married to a publisher named Orson Munn with whom she had two daughters. Six months after Eddinger's death, Margaret Lawrence was murdered in New York City by her lover, actor Louis Bennison, after a drunken lover's quarrel. Bennison then took his own life in what was deemed a murder suicide.[4][5]

References

  1. Wallace Eddinger at findagrave.com
  2. Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976 compiled from John Parker's original annual volumes; 1976 edition by Gale Research
  3. Jennings Genealogy; Lawrence Eddinger Retrieved August 31, 2017
  4. Margaret Lawrence memorial at findagrave.com (with photo of her and Wallace Eddinger)
  5. Biography of Louis Bennison and his involvement with Margaret Lawrence
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