Edmund Lowe

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Edmund Lowe
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Edmund Lowe on the NBC Blue Network program Three Thirds of a Nation (May 27, 1942) produced by the War Production Board
BornEdmund Dantes Lowe
(1890-03-03)March 3, 1890
San Jose, California, United States
DiedApril 21, 1971(1971-04-21) (aged 81)
Woodland Hills, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1915–1960
Spouse(s)Esther Miller (div. 1925)
Lilyan Tashman (1925–1934) her death
Rita Kaufman (1936–1950)
Website
Edmund Lowe at the Internet Movie Database
 
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Edmund Lowe
Edmund Lowe fsa 8b06653.jpg
Edmund Lowe on the NBC Blue Network program Three Thirds of a Nation (May 27, 1942) produced by the War Production Board
BornEdmund Dantes Lowe
(1890-03-03)March 3, 1890
San Jose, California, United States
DiedApril 21, 1971(1971-04-21) (aged 81)
Woodland Hills, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1915–1960
Spouse(s)Esther Miller (div. 1925)
Lilyan Tashman (1925–1934) her death
Rita Kaufman (1936–1950)
Website
Edmund Lowe at the Internet Movie Database

Edmund Dantes Lowe (March 3, 1890 – April 21, 1971) was an American actor.[1] His formative experience began in vaudeville and silent film. He was born in San Jose, California. His father was a local judge.[2] His childhood home was at 314 North 1st Street, San Jose. He attended Santa Clara College and entertained the idea of becoming a priest before starting his acting career. He died in Woodland Hills, California of lung cancer.

Film career[edit]

Edmund Lowe's career included over 100 films in which he starred as the leading man. He is best remembered for his role as Sergeant Quirt in the 1926 movie, What Price Glory. Making a smooth transition to talking pictures he remained popular but by the mid '30s he was no longer a major star although he occasionally played leading man to the likes of Jean Harlow, Mae West, and Claudette Colbert. He remained a valuable supporting actor at the major studios while continuing in leads for such "Poverty Row" studios as Columbia Pictures where his skills could bolster low budget productions. He also starred in 35 episodes of the 1950s television show, Front Page Detective and appeared as the elderly lead villain in the first episode of Maverick opposite James Garner in 1957.

Marriages[edit]

After his first marriage to Esther Miller ended in early 1925, Lowe met Lilyan Tashman (1896–1934) while filming Ports of Call. Lowe and Tashman were wed on September 21, 1925. The wedding occurred before the release of the film. The two made their home in Hollywood.

Lowe's third wife was costume designer Rita Kaufman (1888–1968). They were married from 1936 to 1940.

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