Edwin August

Edwin August Phillip von der Butz[2] (November 10, 1883 – March 4, 1964) was an American actor, director, and screenwriter of the silent era.

Edwin August
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August in 1914
Born
Edwin August Phillip von der Butz

(1883-11-10)November 10, 1883[1]
DiedMarch 4, 1964(1964-03-04) (aged 80) [1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • film director
  • screenwriter
Years active1909–1947

August was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Christian Brothers College there. He acted in stock theater as leading man at the Imperial Theater in St. Louis. He went on to act on stage in New York.[3] He appeared on Broadway in Mr. and Mrs. Daventry (1910).[4]

He appeared in more than 150 films between 1909 and 1947. He also directed 52 films between 1912 and 1919. He co-founded Eaco Films in 1914.[5] He wrote novels under the pen name Montague Lawrence.[6]

August died in Hollywood, California. His grave is located at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood.[1]

Partial filmographyEdit

 
Clara Kimball Young reacts as August (right) punches John St. Polis in a still from The Yellow Passport (1916).
 
August in the Biograph film The Smile of a Child (1911)

As directorEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries
  2. ^ Born Edwin August Phillip von der Butz - Photoplay Magazine; January 1915, p. 154
  3. ^ "Edwin August, of the Lubin Company". The Motion Picture Story Magazine: 121–122. August 1912. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  4. ^ "Internet Broadway Database". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on January 18, 2022. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  5. ^ "Eaco Films Formed". Motography. September 19, 1914. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Edwin August". AllMovie. Archived from the original on January 18, 2022. Retrieved January 18, 2022.

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