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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 26, 1956|
|Born:||February 18, 1890||Cause of Death:||cerebral hemorrhage|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Quit school at age ten to work as newsboy, errand boy, bellhop and boiler attendant at Columbia University; orphaned at age 14
Amateur theatrical debut as Lorenzo in "Merchant of Venice" at age 12 in an East Side settlement house production
Professional stage debut as a bit player with Ben Greet Players in Trenton, New Jersey; changed name to Edward Arnold
Joined Maxine Elliott's acting company as juvenile lead and assistant stage manager
Hired by Essanay Studio in Chicago to replace Francis X. Bushman as a Western hero; starred in over 40 two-reelers; worked as extra with Old World Film Company in New Jersey
Film debut, "When the Man Speaks"
Returned to Broadway in "Easy Come, Easy Go"
Appeared in "Sunrise", directed by F.W. Murnau
First sound film, "Okay America"
Became a leader in the sale of war bonds during WWII and in the establishment of USO camp shows for the armed forces
Co-founded "I Am An American" Foundation
Last films, "The Houston Story", "Miami Expose", "The Ambassador's Daughter"
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