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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Lou DeFabio | @ | url
Dear Francesca:
I'm now almost 40 years old. When I was about 10 (in the days before cable TV), I saw a wonderful movie on the Late Show (remember those) called Key Largo. As much as I loved Bogie, it was your grandfather that I couldn't see enough of. He was , and always will be, one of my favorite actors. When I was about 12, I read All My Yesterdays for the first time. Twenty seven years later, I bought it off Ebay and read it again. It's funny, because as I read it, I hear the text in your grandfather's voice. Anyway, my question to you is, it is clear from his autobiography that he loved you very much and loved to have wonderful, philosophical discussions with you. How do you think he would have viewed our recent presidential election? I think I know the answer because I, like Eddie, always vote 'D.' Also, what were his views of Dean Martin. God bless and take care. Great site (want to buy a shirt, though).
02 February 2005 - Ohio

Response:   Dear Lou,
I also loved him very much. We had many
philosophical discussions and I learned a great deal from him. He was the biggest influence in my life. Eddie's high standards are difficult to replicate.
As for politics, he definately would vote "D" for Dean.....Martin.

Sincerely and Politically Yours,


Ari Dromi | @ | url
First, let me say that this is a very quality site and well provisioned on all actors. This section is particular well done.
I am very much a fan of the American films of this time, and love to watch Mr. Robinson's films (I do love Confession of A Nazi Spy).
A long time ago I read his book, but then my english was not so good. Now I must read it again.
Now I must address Herr Muller's comment. Although Mr. Robinson was Jewish and was a great friend to Israel, to my knowledge he was first and foremost American (I think I once read he was in military intelligence in WWI - but for US - and Irael was not yet a reality then) .
But if you can document this allegation, I would be most impressed: actor of stage and film, philanthropist, art collector, painter - and secret agent. Quite the mensch, no? Please put that in your report, Herr Muller.
Me ois vaxen svi a tsibele miten cup in vant.
16 January 2005 - Tel Aviv, Israel

Response:   Dear Ari,
Eddie loved the United States of America and was a true patriot. He felt he was born when he reached these shores.
He really was anxious to do Confessions of a Nazi Spy and suffered numerous personal threats to him and his family for doing so..President Roosevelt was extremely enthusiastic about the project and he and J. Edgar Hoover promised extraordinary cooperation.

Mensch? Yes he was.
Secret Agent? No.

Thanks Ari,


Gunther Muller
I have heard that Edword Robinson worked for Israeil intelligence agency (MOSSAD)in 1950-1960. This knowledge assisted his acquital in American McCarthy trials. Is it correct? Does anyone know what types of actions he did for Israel. I am writing research for university project.
13 January 2005 - Austria

Response:   Dear Gunther,
Please refer to my answer to Ari Dromi's
letter of 1/16/05.


Tony D | @ | url
Dear Francesca-
Your grandfather was one of my favorite actors. I just finished his autobiography. He obviously held you in very high regard. Just wondering whatever happened to his fabulous art collection? It seemed his true passion in life. Acting was a means to acquire more paintings!!
05 January 2005 - Madison CT

Response:   Dear Tony,
The first French Impressionist collection was sold to Stavros Niarchos, the Greek shipping magnate, when my grandparents
The second collection was sold when he died in 1973 to Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum.
As much as he had a true passion and love
for his art, he also felt it for his chosen profession.

Thank you,


Patty Viall Sanchez | @ | url
Dear Francesca,
I went to school with you when we were in 2nd or 3rd grade at Villa Cabrini Academy in Burbank, CA. I can still remember your cute little face. I believe I was a year or two older than you but we used to play together. Then one day your Grandfather, Edward G., came to pick you up from school and there was such a commotion. I didn't know who he was until years later when I watched his movies. I happened to catch a TV show on him several years ago, and there you were, all grown up and with the same married name as myself. What a coincidence, huh? Just thought I'd write to say hello. Glad to see you are healthy and happy. I am still in contact with some of the girls I went to school with all as a young child. It's nice to have contact with those who knew you so long ago. God bless and my best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Patty Viall Sanchez
31 December 2004 - Carlsbad, CA 92009

Response:   Dear Patty,
Happy New Year! I also remember that day when he visited Villa Cabrini Academy.
There truly was a commotion! It took us two hours to get off campus. He lost his pen...signing autographs..but loved EVERY minute of it. Eddie was a very involved grandparent.
Patty, please get in touch with me. Glad to see that the Sanchez name has been good to you too.
I agree it is always nice to catch up with "old" friends.
For now please contact me through the customer service line:

God Bless You,


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