Edward Earle was born July 16, 1882, in Toronto, Canada.
Earle was a popular stage actor before going into films and worked
with such stage luminaries as David Belasco, DeWolf Hopper Sr.,
Marie Cahill and the Schuberts. He made his Broadway debut in
"The Triumph of Love" in 1904. He began working at Edison
in 1914, but over the years, he made films for a number of studios
including Vitagraph, Famous Players, Warner Brothers, MGM and
Columbia. Some of his earliest work with Edison paired him with
Mabel Trunnelle in a one-reeler series entitled "Olive's
Opportunities" which proved to be very popular. Later, at
Vitagraph, he was paired with Agnes Ayres in a very popular series
of two-reelers based on the O. Henry stories. During the silent
era, Earle is credited with over 115 shorts and features. Whens
sound came in, he was still very active, usually in low-budget
features or serials in supporting roles. In all, he is credited
with over 440 film appearances, many during the 1930's and 1940's
uncredited, but also quite a few TV appearancese in the 1950's
and 1960's in such shows as "The Bob Cummings Show,"
"My Little Margie," "Annie Oakley," "Four
Star Playhouse," "Crossroads," "Broken Arrow"
and more. His interests over the years included art, aviation
and automobile racing. He retired in the 1960's and died at the
California Motion Picture Country Home in 1972.
Selected films of this star available for viewing:
None So Blind (1923)
Twelve Miles Out (1927)
Spring Fever (1927)
The Wind (1928)
Spite Marriage (1929)
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