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Francesca has recently been involved in multiple projects that have taken up all her time.
She regrets not being able to respond to your posts as quickly as she would like.
She appreciates your patience, and in the near future will be answering all posts,
past and present.

Thank you all for your continuing support of Eddie and our site -- your participation in the Q&A board is truly appreciated.

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Domenic Vitanza | @ | url
Hello Francesca,
How I loved your father's acting, I own a copy of 95% of his movies, I always said he was the greatest actor of all time, Funny thing is I absolutely love Frank Sinatra. He is my favorite singer of all time, I was blown away knowing that each one of them was born December 12. My question is what was Edward G Robinson's favorite movie he ever starred in? I think my top 5 are Littel Casaer, The Sea Wolf, Black Tuesday, Key Largo and Brother Orchid. God Bless you !
03 June 2005 - Cleveland,Ohio USA

Response:   There were many films he really liked, but he always mentioned "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" (1940) and later in life: "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965)
Besides sharing their birthday, he and Frank were good friends who starred together in "A Hole In The Head" (1959) for Frank Capra.
They also shared a love for great Art and Frank sent him a skateboard after Eddie survived a car accident.


Doug Cotton | @ | url
Hello Francesca, I just found this wonderful site. I have always admired your Grandfather, not only for his fine acting but for the man he was in reality. I have a question that I have not seen addressed in the other postings. I am a pipe and cigar smoker, as your grandfather was, and I'm curious, what happened to his pipe collection and what pipe tobacco and cigar brands did he favor? I once owned a tobacco shop and had a framed picture of your Grandad holding a cigar up as he contemplated it. I was very proud of it but it has alas disappeared. Thank you for any information you may supply me.
Doug Cotton
03 June 2005 - Springdale, Arkansas

Response:   Dear Doug,
He had a wonderful pipe collection and stopped smoking pipes later in life..
And then only smoked Havana cigars (some even being pre-Castro) and Pall-Mall cigarettes.
Unfortunately, my step-grandmother sold his pipe collection years ago...some ended up in the Debbie Reynolds Museum of Hollywood artifacts in Las Vegas.
He had a humidor at Dunhill in Beverly Hills (as well as one at home) He also smoked a couple of different blends of pipe tobacco from Dunhill.
He allowed a pipe tobacco company to put out an EGR blend - which is still being sold in some select stores.
Romeo y Julieta, Punch Punch, MonteCristo and Upmann were but a few of the brands of cigars he enjoyed..I don't remember the numbers..

Thank You,


Hi Francesca, I was wondering when Edwards son (Your Father) was married
02 June 2005 - Austria

Response:   Dear Jim,
In the early 1950's.

Thank you for your question.


Billy | url
Did Eddie ever perform in Vegas?
Did he know the rat pack?
30 May 2005 - Bakersfield, Calif.

Response:   Last question first:
He knew ALL of them. He and Frank Sinatra
were very close. They did a wonderful Capra comedy together: "A Hole in the Head" (1959) They also shared the same birthday- Dec 12th. (albeit different years)
I don't think he ever performed on stage in Las Vegas, but enjoyed going there to see his friends and to gamble.


randall smith
Did Edward G. Robinson study with a poker master for the Cincinnati Kid?
How did he like Steve McQueen?
30 May 2005 - San Diego, Calif.

Response:   Dear Randall,
He liked Steve very much. They got along famously. Both fed of each other's wonderful acting.
Eddie loved playing cards. The Cincinnati Kid was one of his favorite films: " The man on screen, more than any other picture I ever made, was Edward G. Robinson with great patches of Emanuel Goldenberg showing through".
The Cincinnati Kid was recently voted the favorite poker movie by an online survey of 5000 gamblers. It was also just released (this week) as a DVD and the climactic scene is featured in the upcoming documentary on Steve McQueen entitled "The Essence of Cool" (Turner Classic Movies- showing on June 1st)
One last point on the film:
Variety stated: "...may well be the most suspenseful account of a poker game in film record".

Thanks for your question,


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