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||January 26, 1973
||December 12, 1893
||Cause of Death:
RATE AND COMMENT
Last film, "Soylent Green"
Top stardom clinched with his appearance in the landmark Warner Brothers gangster film, "Little Caesar"
Began making regular film appearances; first film "A Hole in the Wall"
Left Warner Brothers; next film for the studio would not be until "Key Largo" (1948)
Testified before HUAC; film career revived, first in "B" movies
Wrote, hosted and acted in radio show "Big Town"
First film appearance in "The Bright Shawl"
Involved in near fatal automobile accident
Named before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC); dark greylisted from 1948-52
Worked in theater among other venues, starring on Broadway in "Middle of the Night"
Appeared on Broadway in "The Racket", playing a character modeled on Al Capone; production also performed in Los Angeles
Began appearing in stock productions
Immigrated to USA at age 10
Made first TV commercial, for Maxwell House Coffee