Edward Abeles

Edward Abeles (November 4, 1869 – July 10, 1919) was an American actor. He appeared in eight films between 1914 and 1918. Before working for Famous Players-Lasky, of which he was one of the founding members, he had a lengthy stage career.[1]

Edward Abeles
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Born(1869-11-04)November 4, 1869
DiedJuly 10, 1919(1919-07-10) (aged 49)
OccupationActor
Years active1914-1918

Abeles was a lawyer and worked as a reporter before he became an actor.[2] After debuting in the play Alabama as a "tiny southern boy",[3] his early experiences in acting included appearing in several musical productions as "Anna Held's juvenile man".[4]

He starred in the 1906 Broadway hit Brewster's Millions.[5] He later starred in the first film version of the play, directed by Cecil B. DeMille.[6]

Abeles was born in St. Louis, Missouri.[5] On July 10, 1919, he died of pneumonia at Dr. MacWilliam's Private Sanatarium in New York City, New York, aged 49.[7]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daniel Blum, Pictorial History of the Silent Screen, 1953, p. 54
  2. ^ "(untitled brief)". Evening Star. D.C., Washington. December 1, 1907. p. 23. Retrieved April 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ "Now We Know How His Name's Pronounced". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. January 12, 1919. p. 37. Retrieved April 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "A Man of Rare Experiences". Evening Star. D.C., Washington. May 25, 1919. p. 54. Retrieved April 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ a b Fisher, James; Londré, Felicia Hardison (2017). Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 13. ISBN 9781538107867. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Birchard, Robert S. (2009). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0813138299. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "Edward Abeles, Comedian, Dies of Pneumonia". Reading Times. Pennsylvania, Reading. July 18, 1919. p. 5. Retrieved April 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  

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