Edwin Maxwell (actor)

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

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

Maxwell was a native of Dublin.[1]

In the late 1920s, Maxwell directed and acted in plays with the New York Theater Guild Repertory Company.[2]

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).



  1. ^ Saunders, Mae (May 5, 1945). "Sharing between the shears". The Bakersfield Californian. p. 4. Retrieved February 23, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Edwin Maxwell to be presented by Little Theater to its subscribers". Montgomery Advertiser. January 30, 1929. p. 6. Retrieved February 23, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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