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Edmund Breese (1871 - 1936)
Harriet (Hattie) Arnsdorf Cohen Genevieve Landry
Edmund Breese
Edmund Breese
Edmund Breese
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
Date Age Event Place Src
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
Personal Notes:
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.