Edmund Lowe

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Edmund Lowe (1942)

Edmund Dantes Lowe (born March 3, 1890 in San José , California , † April 21, 1971 in Los Angeles , California) was an American actor .

life and career

Edmund Lowe was born the son of a judge and initially wanted to be a priest before turning to acting. He began his career in the theater, including on Broadway . He made his film debut in The Wild Olive in 1915 . In the 1920s he rose to become a famous silent film star, his most famous silent film role was that of Sergeant Quirt in the film What Price Glory directed by Raoul Walsh . In total, he made over 100 films as a leading actor. In contrast to many of his colleagues in silent films, Lowe managed to switch to sound film at the end of the 1920s without any problems. However, due to his age, his career had probably already passed its zenith in the mid-1930s. Occasionally, however, he continued to take on roles as Leading Man on the side of Jean Harlow , Mae West and Claudette Colbert .

While he had to be content with supporting roles in larger films in later years, he continued to play leading roles in B-Movies from Poverty Row Studios. From the 1950s he also played on television, for example in the leading role in the series Front Page Detective and as an antagonist of James Garner in the first episode of Maverick from 1957. His last role was taken by Lowe in 1960 in the film The Lady and the Killer . He was married three times, including from 1925 until her death in 1934 to actress Lilyan Tashman . He died of lung disease in 1971 at the age of 81. Two stars in the film and television categories are dedicated to him on the Walk of Fame .

Filmography (selection)

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