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Nick DiBrino stands in the doorway of Edward G. Robinson’s family home at 835 East 152nd
Street in the Bronx. I took the photo on December 3, 2010 and the building hasn’t changed
much after all these years.
Edward G. Robinson would rank
high among the old-time actors with
the strongest connection to the Bronx.
Not only did he live here, but he
also performed his military service
here while in the United States Navy
during World War I.
He served at the Pelham Bay Training
Center located on Rodman’s Neck
from 1917 to 1919. There were 481
buildings there and about 16,000 men
trained on its 225 acres.
Robinson had asked George M. Cohan
to use his infl uence to get him into
the Secret Service but his commission
didn’t come through until the war was
over so he turned it down. In the interim,
he performed clerical duties
and peeled potatoes.
Robinson was born Emanuel Goldenberg
at 671 Strada Cantemier in the
Jewish quarter of Bucharest, Romania
on December 12, 1893. He was the fi fth
of six boys born to Moses and Sarah
Like many other families, they immigrated
to America piecemeal with
the oldest son going fi rst, followed by
the second son. Then their father came
and after a couple of years, he sent for
the rest of the family.
They settled on Broome Street on
the Lower East Side and a number of
years later when Morris was able to
buy his secondhand store in the Bronx,
he moved the family to 835 East 152nd
Emanuel attended Townsend Harris
High School, a precursor to City
College, graduating in 1910 along with
Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee
Irving Caesar who is remembered for
a host of hit songs such as “Tea for
Robinson continued on in City College
joining the Elizabethan Society
where he began to hone his acting
By this time he had given up on
dreams to become a lawyer or rabbi
and dropped out of college and the
stage became his full-time pursuit.
He changed his name to Edward
G. Robinson while still in college and
became known as Eddie rather than
Manny by all except his family.
Robinson started his career on
stage and appeared in a few silent
fi lms but his great success came with
He was especially powerful in gangster
roles and made a big name for himself
when he starred in Little Caesar.
He played the part of Rico Bandello
with such force that it caused producers
and fans to think of him as a tough
In real life he was polished, poised
and a patron of the arts. He was also
a linguist speaking at least seven languages
He performed in over a hundred
fi lms but most people seem to remember
him in Key Largo with Humphrey
Bogart or in one of his dramatic roles
such as his portrayal of Barton Keyes
in Double Indemnity or as Wanley, the
meek professor, in The Woman in the
He had a long and varied career and
passed away on January 26, 1973 at age
79. He was living with his second wife,
Jane Robinson, at 910 Rexford Drive in
Beverly Hills at the time.
He overcame a lot of obstacles to
succeed in show business including
his small stature. He was just a little
over 5’ 5” tall.
His greatest asset was his steadfastness
and what I call chutzpah. Perhaps
he learned a little of that from his
years in the Bronx.