Edward G. Robinson was an American actor known for his distinctive voice and tough-guy roles in movies such as "Little Caesar," "Double Indemnity," and "Key Largo." He was born as Emanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest, Romania in 1893, and his family immigrated to the United States when he was a child.
Robinson began his acting career on stage in New York in the 1910s, and he made his film debut in 1916. He became a well-known character actor in the 1930s, playing tough-guy roles in films such as "Little Caesar" (1931) and "The Public Enemy" (1931). In the 1940s, he continued to play tough-guy roles, but he also showed his range as an actor in films such as "Double Indemnity" (1944) and "The Stranger" (1946).
In addition to his acting career, Robinson was also an avid cigar smoker. He was known to smoke cigars both on and off screen, and he even wrote a book about his love for cigars called "The Great American Cigar." Robinson passed away in 1973, but his legacy as a talented actor and cigar enthusiast lives on.