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In custody fight for girl
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Edward G. Robinson, Jr. was born on March 19, 1933 in Los Angeles. He was the son of legendary actor Edward G. Robinson and actress Gladys Lloyd. He was an actor, appearing in a few films and on television series. Robinson, Jr. lead a troubled life and was known for being a playboy. He started drinking as a teenager and got into trouble with the law numerous times after becoming an adult. He eloped at the age of 19, had a daughter, and was divorced a few years later. He was arrested multiple times for charges including check fraud, drunken driving, and assault and robbery. He married twice more and died of a heart attack on February 26, 1974.
Photograph caption dated April 17, 1964 reads "Seated, in white hat, coat, wearing glasses, Mrs. Augustine Whitehead and actor Edward G. Robinson, Jr. in court on child guardianship petition." Robinson was in the middle of battle with his ex-wife over the custody of his daughter. His former governess, Mrs. Whitehead, had petitioned the superior court that the child be put in her custody. The girl's mother, Frances Robinson, was committed to the Camarillo State Mental Hospital by a judge the week before.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2227
Robinson, Edward G.,--1933-1974
Robinson, Edward G.,--1933-1974--Trials, litigation, etc
Robinson, Frances Chisholm--Trials, litigation, etc
Robinson, Edward G.,--1893-1973--Family
Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-)
California.--Superior Court (Los Angeles County)
Actors--United States
Nannies--California--Los Angeles
Custody of children--California--Los Angeles
Children of celebrities--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Courthouses--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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