Born Emanuel Goldenberg in 1893, he changed his name to Edward G. Robinson after attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He began a career on Broadway with small roles that eventually led to feature films.
|Rico in Little Caesar|
|Johnny Rocco in Key Largo|
|Wolf Larsen in Sea Wolf|
In 1956, Cecil B Demille cast him as Dathan in the Ten Commandments. A role that pulled him back up to the majors, but a role that many still feel he was terribly miscast for. In the sixties, he had an amazing resurgence with films like My Geisha with Yves Montand and Shirley MacClaine and The Cincinnati Kid playing opposite mega star Steve McQueen.
|In My Geisha|
Edward G. Robinson died twelve days later.