Edward G. Robinson
Emanuel Goldenberg, known professionally as Edward G. Robinson, was an American actor, born on December 12, 1893, in Romania. A popular star on stage and screen during Hollywood's Golden Age, he appeared in 40 Broadway plays and more than 100 films during a 50-year career. He is best remembered for his tough-guy roles as a gangster, starring in such films as 'Little Caesar', and 'Key Largo'. He died on January 26, 1973, at the age of 79, due to bladder cancer.
Robinson's character portrayals have covered a wide range, with such roles as an insurance investigator in the film noir 'Double Indemnity', Dathan (adversary of Moses) in 'The Ten Commandments', and Sol Roth in the science-fiction story 'Soylent Green', which was his final performance. Robinson received an Honorary Academy Award for his work in the film industry, which was awarded two months after his death. He is ranked number 24 in the American Film Institute's list of the 25 greatest male stars of Classic American cinema.