J Edward Bromberg

Actor
As a member of the politically minded Group Theater in the '30s, J. Edward Bromberg worked with some of the biggest future names of stage and screen, including Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan, and John Garfield ... Read more »
Born: 12/25/1903 in Hungary

Filmography

Actor (33)

Voice in the Wind 1944 (Movie)

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Reunion in France 1941 (Movie)

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Hollywood Cavalcade 1939 (Movie)

Dave Spingold (Actor)

Strange Cargo 1939 (Movie)

Flaubert (Actor)

Jesse James 1938 (Movie)

Mr. Runyan (Actor)

A Song Is Born (Movie)

Dr. Elfini (Actor)

Arch of Triumph (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Charlie Chan on Broadway (Movie)

Murdock (Actor)

Dance Hall (Movie)

Max Brandon (Actor)

Fair Warning (Movie)

Matthew Jericho (Actor)

Four Men and a Prayer (Movie)

General Torres (Actor)

Girls' Dormitory (Movie)

Dr. Spindler (Actor)

Guilty Bystander (Movie)

Otto Varkas (Actor)

I Shot Jesse James (Movie)

Kane (Actor)

Invisible Agent (Movie)

Karl Heiser (Actor)

Ladies in Love (Movie)

Brenner (Actor)

Lady of Burlesque (Movie)

S.B. Foss (Actor)

Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (Movie)

Rajah Ali (Actor)

One Wild Night (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Pillow of Death (Movie)

Julian Julian (Actor)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Movie)

Dr. Hill (Actor)

Sally, Irene and Mary (Movie)

Pawnbroker (Actor)

Salome, Where She Danced (Movie)

Prof. Max (Actor)

Second Honeymoon (Movie)

Herbie (Actor)

Son of Dracula (Movie)

Prof. Lazlo (Actor)

Stowaway (Movie)

Judge Booth (Actor)

Tennessee Johnson (Movie)

Coke (Actor)

The Baroness and the Butler (Movie)

Zorda (Actor)

The Crime of Dr. Forbes (Movie)

Dr. Eric Godfrey (Actor)

The Missing Corpse (Movie)

Henry Kruger (Actor)

The Return of Frank James (Movie)

Runyon (Actor)

Three Sons (Movie)

Abe Ullman (Actor)

Under Two Flags (Movie)

Col. Ferol (Actor)

Biography

As a member of the politically minded Group Theater in the '30s, J. Edward Bromberg worked with some of the biggest future names of stage and screen, including Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan, and John Garfield. But it was at his own memorial several decades later, oddly, that Bromberg achieved the height of his fame, in a eulogy delivered by friend and actress Lee Grant. In 1950, Bromberg was blacklisted after being called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Though he refused to testify, he was separately named as a Communist by director Edward Dmytryk. The experience took an immediate toll on the actor, who died a year later. At that time, Grant delivered a moving eulogy, putting her own career in jeopardy; she went from the top of her profession to a decade of experiencing the blacklist herself. As a character actor, Bromberg slipped effortlessly into various B movie roles. But as a blacklisted actor and fondly remembered pioneer of the acting craft, he reached far greater, immortal heights.

Milestones

1936

First film as actor

1926

Stage acting debut

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