Little Caesar: A Biography of Edward G. Robinson

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Scarecrow Press, May 18, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 305 pages
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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 with Charlton Heston, The Cincinnati Kid with Steve McQueen, and, of course, Little Caesar.

After twenty successful years in film, Robinson's career was shattered by the McCarthy Commission. Although there was never any concrete proof that Robinson was in fact a member of the Communist party, it took five years for him to clear his name. 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.

Includes 16 pages of photos.
 

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Contents

The Immigrant
1
From The Bronx to Broadway
14
In Service to the Brothers Warner
30
Little Caesar
44
The AntiFascist Cause
71
Hollywoods Most Impressive Actor
93
Huac Bursts the Bubble
137
Little Caesar vs Huac
169
Divorce and a Return to Broadway
212
Golden Character Years
237
Epilogue
255
Appendix
262
Bibliography
284
Index
287
About The Author
305
Copyright

BMovies and The Road Back
193

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\Alan L. Gansberg is an award-winning writer, producer, and director working in television, film, and documentary filmmaking. He is also a professor of film and president of the Faculty Association at Columbia College Hollywood in Tarzana, California. In addition, Gansberg teaches acting workshops and privately coaches actors.

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