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Born in Dublin, Ireland
Died in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA  (cerebral hemorrhage)

Mini Bio (1)

Edwin Maxwell was born on February 9, 1886 in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for his work on His Girl Friday (1940), Scarface (1932) and The Shop Around the Corner (1940). He was married to Betty Alden. He died on August 13, 1948 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA.

Spouse (1)

Betty Alden (? - 7 April 1948) ( her death)

Trivia (4)

Irish character from Broadway in Hollywood's early talkies -- played both benevolent and unscrupulous types, usually minor roles.
His body was cremated; per his request, his ashes were scattered over Broadway.
Prolific on Broadway between 1918 and 1928. Subsequently concentrated on screen acting and also worked as a dialogue director in the early 1940's.
He appeared in four Best Picture Academy Award winners: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Grand Hotel (1932), The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and You Can't Take It with You (1938). He also appears in nine other Best Picture nominees: Cleopatra (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), A Star Is Born (1937), One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937), Ninotchka (1939), Blossoms in the Dust (1941), Heaven Can Wait (1943), Since You Went Away (1944), and Wilson (1944).

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