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Little Caesar : a biography of Edward G. Robinson

Author: Alan L Gansberg
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emanuel Goldenberg was born in Romania and from the age of ten grew up in New York's Lower East Side. He trained at the legendary Theater Guild, changed his name, and starred in many successful Broadway plays before moving to Hollywood." "Among his most famous films were Double Indemnity with Barbara Stanwyck, The Stranger with Orson Welles, Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, The Ten Commandments
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edward G Robinson; Edward G Robinson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Gansberg
ISBN: 081084950X 9780810849501
OCLC Number: 53937904
Description: xiii, 305 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The immigrant --
From the Bronx to Broadway --
In service to the brothers Warner --
Little Caesar --
The anti-fascist cause --
Hollywood's most impressive actor --
HUAC bursts the bubble --
Little Caesar vs. HUAC --
B-movies and the road back --
Divorce and a return to Broadway --
Golden character years.
Responsibility: Alan L. Gansberg.
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In this fascinating biography, Alan L. Gansberg reveals the man behind the public face, his many memorable roles among more than 100 films, and his struggle to find steady work in Hollywood again.  Read more...

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This is a fine book. It may not say much about Robinson's qualities as an actor, or about whether a Red menace existed in any form, but it is, none the less, an absorbing tale of a resilient star, Read more...

 
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