|Index of surnames|
|Edmund Breese (1871 - 1936)|
|b. 18 Jun 1871 at Brooklyn, New York City, NY, USA|
|m. (1) Harriet (Hattie) Arnsdorf Cohen (1875 - 1940)|
|m. (2) Genevieve Landry|
|d. 06 Apr 1936 at New York City, NY, USA aged 64|
|Events in Edmund Breese (1871 - 1936)'s life|
|18 Jun 1871||Edmund Breese was born||Brooklyn, New York City, NY, USA|
|06 Apr 1936||64||Edmund Breese died||New York City, NY, USA|
|Burial||Great Mausoleum, Unity Columbarium, Niche 11995, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
Lived in Beverley Hills, CA (Brentwood).
He enjoyed a long pre-film career as a vaudevillian, touring actor, monologist, dialectician and playwright. He made his first films in 1914 at the old Edison studios. He continued making screen appearances throughout the 1920s even while headlining several stage revues. Making his talking-picture debut in Al Jolson's "Sonny Boy", he went on to play such ethnic character roles as Herr Meyer in "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1933), prime minister Zander in the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup" (1933) and "radioscope" inventor Dr. Wong (one of his many Asian characterizations) in
the all-star musical comedy "International House" (1933).
He died of peritonitis.
|Created on 21 Apr 2015|