Edward G. Robinson Jr.

Edward G. Robinson Jr.

Robinson Jr. with his father, Edward G. Robinson, in 1962
Born Edward Goldenberg Robinson Jr. ("Manny")
(1933-03-19)March 19, 1933
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died February 26, 1974(1974-02-26) (aged 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death heart attack
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Frances Chisholm (1952-1955; divorced)
Ruth Elaine Menold Conte (1963-1965, divorced)
Nan Elizabeth Morris (1970-1974, his death)
Children 2

Edward G. "Manny" Robinson, Jr. (born 19 March 1933, Los Angeles, California, United States, died 26 February 1974, Los Angeles) was an American actor. He was the son of the famous actor Edward G. Robinson and his wife Gladys Lloyd.

Life and career

Robinson was known for his turbulent lifestyle and was a regular subject of the tabloid press. At 19, he eloped to Tijuana with the first of his three wives. His furious father later threw him out of the house. He was married three times and was the father of two children. In 1968, Superior Court judge, Marvin A. Freeman, adjudged that he was the legal father of a daughter, Shawn, born in 1966 to him and Lucille Kass. He was also arrested and accused of drunk driving during [1] the 1950s. His autobiography titled "My Father, My Son," written with William R. Duffy, was published in 1958. Robinson, Jr. was a close friend and sometime lover of Marilyn Monroe, and was the prototype for the character 'Eddie G.' in Blonde (2001), the TV mini-series about Monroe, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

Robinson, Jr. appeared in some films and numerous television series during the 1950s and early 1970s. He appeared briefly in Some Like It Hot (1959), as the murderer of George Raft's '"Spats" Colombo' character. He was the last-billed of the sixteen credited cast members in the film. Other works include Invasion USA (1952), and Tank Battalion (1958). He also appeared in shows like Wagon Train, Laramie, Gunsmoke and Markham. His health declined in the early 1970s due to his long battle with alcoholism. Edward G. Robinson, Jr. died at the age of 40, only one year after the death of his father.



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