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Edward Arnold ACTOR

Edward Arnold was born on February 18th, 1890 in New York City, New York with the birth name Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider.  His first stage appearance was at the age of twelve in, "The Merchant of Venice".  This was followed by his first professional stage debut in 1907.    

In 1915, Edward entered the film industry with a role on, "Essanay" as an extra with World Studio's.  His first real significant role was in 1916 on the film, "The Misleading Lady" and then chose for a while to put his film career on hold and return back to working as a stage actor.
When the silent film era ended and talkies came about, he chose to return back to films in 1932 with a role in, "Okay America!" followed by re creating one of the roles he played on stage in the film, "Whistling in the Dark" (1933).  Finally, he reached star level status when he worked on the film, "Diamond Jim" (1935).  

Some of his best known roles were in films such as, "Come and Get It" (1936), "Sutter's Gold" (1936), "The Toast of New York" (1937), "You Can't Take it With You" (1938) and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939) among many others.  In all he appeared in over 150 films.
Alongside his already successful stage and film career, Arnold also worked as an MC on the radio program called, "The Chase and Sanborn Hour" in 1938.  He also worked on an ABC Radio show called, "Mr. President" from 1947 through 1953 playing a different president each week which was ironic considering during his career and was also highly involved in politics.
As his career entered the 1940's he continued to work on films such as, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1941) and "Inflation" (1942).  As he began to get older and put on some weight gain, he chose to portray a different type of character instead of try to attempt to lose the weight.  He began to notice the more weight he gained, the better the roles were that were being offered to him.
Edward Arnold married three times throughout his life.  First to Harriet Marshall from 1917 through 1927 and they had three children, Elizabeth, Jane and William.  His second marriage was to Olive Emerson from 1929 to 1948.  His third and final marriage was to Cleo Arnold from 1951 through 1956 when he passed way at the age of sixty six on April 26th, 1956 in Encino, California from cerebral hemorrhage.  He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California. 
Edward was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he also served as president for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).  Edward was also the cofounder of the, I Am American Foundation. 


1956 Strange Stories 
1956 Miami Expose
1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater
1956 The Ambassador's Daughter 
1956 Celebrity Playhouse
1956 Kraft Theatre
1956 The Houston Story 
1952-1955 The Ford Television Theatre
1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater
1955 Climax!
1955 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1954 Studio One in Hollywood
1954 Living It Up 
1954 G.E. True Theater
1953 Man of Conflict 
1953 Schlitz Playhouse 
1953 City That Never Sleeps 
1952 Hollywood Opening Night
1952 Belles on Their Toes
1951 Dear Brat
1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 
1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife 
1950 Annie Get Your Gun 
1950 The Yellow Cab Man
1949 Dear Wife
1949 Big Jack 
1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game 
1949 John Loves Mary 
1948 Command Decision 
1948 Wallflower 
1948 Big City
1948 Three Daring Daughters
1947 The Hucksters
1947 Dear Ruth 
1947 My Brother Talks to Horses 
1947 The Mighty McGurk 
1946 No Leave, No Love 
1946 Janie Gets Married 
1945 Week-End at the Waldorf 
1945 The Hidden Eye 
1945 Ziegfeld Follies
1945 Main Street After Dark
1944 Mrs. Parkington
1944 Kismet 
1944 Janie
1944 Standing Room Only 
1943 The Youngest Profession
1942 Eyes in the Night
1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley 
1942 Inflation 
1941 Design for Scandal 
1941 Johnny Eager 
1941 Unholy Partners
1941 The Devil and Daniel Webster 
1941 Nothing But the Truth
1941 Meet John Doe 
1941 The Lady from Cheyenne 
1941 The Penalty
1940 Lillian Russell 
1940 Johnny Apollo 
1940 The Earl of Chicago 
1939 Slightly Honorable 
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1939 Man About Town 
1939 Let Freedom Ring 
1939 Idiot's Delight 
1938 You Can't Take It with You 
1938 The Crowd Roars 
1937 Blossoms on Broadway 
1937 The Toast of New York 
1937 Easy Living 
1937 John Meade's Woman 
1936 Come and Get It
1936 Meet Nero Wolfe
1936 Sutter's Gold 
1935 ICrime and Punishment 
1935 Remember Last Night? 
1935 Diamond Jim
1935 The Glass Key 
1935 Cardinal Richelieu 
1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl 
1934 The President Vanishes 
1934 Wednesday's Child 
1934 Million Dollar Ransom 
1934 Hide-Out 
1934 Thirty Day Princess 
1934 Sadie McKee
1934 Unknown Blonde 
1934 Madame Spy 
1933 Roman Scandals 
1933 Duck Soup
1933 I'm No Angel 
1933 Her Bodyguard 
1933 Secret of the Blue Room 
1933 Jennie Gerhardt 
1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan 
1933 The Barbarian 
1933 The White Sister 
1933 Whistling in the Dark 
1932 Rasputin and the Empress 
1932 Merry-Go-Round 
1932 Three on a Match 
1932 Okay, America! 
1932 Murder in the Pullman 
1932 Free to Talk 
1924 He Who Gets Slapped 
1920 The Cost 
1919 A Broadway Saint 
1919 Phil-for-Short 
1917 The Slacker's Heart
1917 Be My Best Man 
1917 Pass the Hash, Ann 
1917 Meddling with Marriage 
1917 The Wifeless Husband 
1917 The Pallid Dawn
1917 The Pulse of Madness 
1917 The Vanishing Woman 
1917 The Extravagant Bride 
1917 Ashes on the Hearthstone 
1917 Desertion and Non-Support 
1917 Shifting Shadows
1917 The Magic Mirror 
1917 The Sinful Marriage 
1917 The Wide, Wrong Way 
1917 When the Man Speaks  
1917 The Lighted Lamp 
1916 Wife in Sunshine
1916 Dancing with Folly 
1916 The Burning Band 
1916 The Border Line 
1916 His Moral Code 
1916 The Heart of Virginia Keep
1916 Marooned 
1916 The Return of Eve 
1916 The Greater Obligation 
1916 The Higher Destiny
1916 A Traitor to Art 
1916 A Return to Youth and Trouble
1916 The Danger Line
1916 The Last Adventure
1916 I Will Repay
1916 The Despoiler 
1916 Vultures of Society
1916 The Primitive Strain 
1916 The Strange Case of Mary Page 
1916 The White Alley
1916 The Misleading Lady 

Matinee Classics - Meet John Doe starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Spring Byington, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, Rod LaRocque, Irving Bacon, Regis Toomey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer, Harry Holman, Andrew Tombes and Pierra Watkin
Matinee Classics - Victory Theater Radio Show
Matinee Classics - You Can't Take It With You starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, H.B. Warner, Halliwell Hobbes, Dub Taylor, Mary Forbes, Lillian Yarbo, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Charles Lane, Harry Davenport and Ward Bond
Matinee Classics - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington starring Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Eugene Pallette, Beulah Bondi, H.B. Warner, Harry Carey, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly, Grant Mitchell, Porter Hall and Pierre Watkin
Matinee Classics - Request Performance Radio Show
Matinee Classics - We Hold These Truths Radio Show starring Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Marjorie Main, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Bob Burns, Edward G. Robinson, Rudy Vallee, Walter Huston, Norman Corwin and President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Matinee Classics - Slightly Honorable starring Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Terry,Alan Dinehart, Claire Dodd, Phyllis Brooks, Eve Arden, Douglass Cumbrille, Bernard Nedell and Douglas Fowley
Matinee Classics - Take Me Out to the Ball Game starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Esther Williams, Jules Munshin, Betty Garrett, Edward Arnold, and Richard Lane

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