From the office of Ms. Robinson-Sanchez:
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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Benjamin Benick
Friends of mine claim that Eddie won an Academy Award. I always thought that he had not. Who is right?
06 June 2005 - Toledo, Ohio

Response:   You are right in that Eddie never won an Oscar for any of his work on screen..
BUT, he was the second to receive the Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences..
(The first one went to a chap named Chaplin...) Eddie's Oscar read " To Edward G. Robinson, who achieved greatness as a player, a patron of the arts,and a dedicated sum, a Renaissance man. From his friends in the industry he loves".
He was bestowed this award on March 27,1973. He had died a few weeks earlier
but was aware of the wonderful honor.


What did Edward G. think of Yul Brynner as an actor, and did they get along socially? I think both had an incredibly commanding presence on screen!
05 June 2005 - San Francisco, CA

Response:   Both were dynamic on screen and had great presence.. Powerful actors! As far as I know, they got along well off screen..and respected each other.


James Sheridan | @ | url
I am a big fan of your grandfather's amazing talent in acting.I was wondering if you could help me find the movie he was in called BLACK TUESDAY.Thank you.
04 June 2005 - Wabash,Indiana

Response:   I knew the writer of Black Tuesday,(1954) Sydney
Boehm- a close personal friend of Eddie's and mine..He played gin rummy with my grandfather. He also wrote "Seven Thieves", (1960) which my grandfather starred in. The webmistress would be a good source for locating the film..Good luck.

Thank you for your question..


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,


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