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.
Eddinger c. 1920
|Born||July 14, 1881|
|Died||January 8, 1929 47) (aged|
|Resting place||Amityville Cemetery, Suffolk County New York|
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). 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.
- Wallace Eddinger at findagrave.com
- Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976 compiled from John Parker's original annual volumes; 1976 edition by Gale Research
- Jennings Genealogy; Lawrence Eddinger Retrieved August 31, 2017
- Margaret Lawrence memorial at findagrave.com (with photo of her and Wallace Eddinger)
- Biography of Louis Bennison and his involvement with Margaret Lawrence