Saturday, February 16, 2008
Edward G. Robinson
Edward Goldenberg Robinson, Sr. (born Emanuel Goldenberg, 1893-1973) was an American stage and film actor born to a Yiddish-speaking Jewish family in Bucharest, Romania. He emigrated with his family to New York City in 1903. He attended Townsend Harris High School and then City College of New York, but an interest in acting led to him winning an American Academy of Dramatic Arts scholarship, after which he changed his name to Edward G. Robinson (the G. signifying his original last name). The American Film Institute considers him one of the best actors of the 20th century.