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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A letter from Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was a Romanian-born American actor. A popular star during Hollywood's Golden Age, he is best remembered for his roles as gangsters, such as Rico in his star-making film Little Caesar and as Rocco in Key Largo. Other memorable roles include Barton Keyes in the film noir Double Indemnity, and as Dathan in The Ten Commandments. Robinson was selected for an Honorary Academy Award for his work in the film industry, which was posthumously awarded two months after the actor's death in 1973. He was included in the American Film Institute's list of the 25 greatest male stars in American cinema.  [from Wikipedia]

In March 1944, my father visited Edward Robinson at his home in Beverly Hills, CA.  He was invited to sing at Robinson's synagogue during his tour of California and received one of the famous cigars which was Robinson's "trademark".  This letter was received after the visit.

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