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Edwin Maxwell (9 February 1886 – 13 August 1948) was an Irish character actor in Hollywood movies of the 1930s and 1940s, frequently cast as shady businessmen and shysters, though often ones with a dignified bearing. Prior to that, he was an actor on the Broadway stage.

Edwin Maxwell
Born(1886-02-09)9 February 1886
Died13 August 1948(1948-08-13) (aged 62)
OccupationActor
Years active1918–1948

From 1939 to 1942, Maxwell served as the dialogue director for the films of epic director Cecil B. DeMille. Maxwell appeared in four Academy Award-winning Best Pictures: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Grand Hotel (1932), The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and You Can't Take It with You (1938).

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