How tall is Edward G Robinson ?

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Edward G Robinson's height is 5ft 5in (165 cm)

Romanian American Actor best known for roles in films The Stranger, Little Caesar, Double Indemnity, Kid Galahad, Hell on Frisco Bay, The Ten Commandments and Key Largo. A 1972 book - The Cinema of Edward G. Robinson - recalled a quote he once made about his height, "I remember just before going onto the soundstage, I'd look in my dressingroom mirror and I'd stretch myself to my full 5'5" or 5'6" - whatever it was - to make me appear taller and to make me able to dominate all the others"
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cd says on 25/Sep/14
He sounds honest about his height... in shoes anyway. May have squeezed near 5ft 6 in shoes and I'd put him at about 5ft 4.5-4.75 barefeet. This is more reasonable seeing as he was shorter than James Cagney who I believe is more of a 5ft5 guy.
Sam says on 11/Aug/14
I agree, he was a questionable 5'5". He looked more a solid 11 inches shorter than Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity, so 5'4" range...that was my favorite Robinson role, he was a very good villain but even cooler as relative good guys, basically moral bulldogs in Indemnity, also in Orson Welles's The Stranger.
Arch Stanton says on 25/Jul/14
@Sam In Cheyenne Autumn he looked nearer 5 ft 3 than 5 ft 5!! He'd have been in his early 70s by then. He'd lost height definitely by that film. I mean he was a questionable 5 ft 5 peak.
Sam says on 1/Jul/14
I always pictured Robinson as a tad shorter than James Cagney, but they really looked to have been quite close in height.
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Arch Stanton says on 5/Jun/14
Wearing really big gangster shoes too and still looked really short!
Arch Stanton says on 5/Jun/14
Yeah 5'5 looks about right in Little Caesar.
Arch Stanton says on 2/May/14
He looks really short in Scarlet Street (correction), doesn't look anything more than this.
Arch Stanton says on 2/May/14
He looks really short in The Scarlet Letter, doesn't look anything more than this.
Arch Stanton says on 1/May/14
I can't remember Sam! I was too engrossed in the plot when I saw it to notice his height in it!
Sam says on 24/Apr/14
Arch, don't you think at times that there seems like almost a foot between Robinson and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity or at least 10 inches difference even sounds a little conservative? I think his quote about 5'5" or 5'6" could be his height in shoes.
Arch Stanton says on 8/Mar/14
Rob can you add The Stranger, Little Caesar, Double Indemnity, Kid Galahad and Hell on Frisco Bay? Yeah he easily looks this short in The Stranger.
BUTCHIE says on 22/Dec/13
Doubted. says on 16/Dec/13
Probably closer to 5'2". If he is claiming to be 5'5" you can be sure he has added 2" or 3".
Mammal X says on 4/Jan/13
In his youth, I can believe Eddie was maybe 5'5" (right out of bed, good posture)...but he was probably closer to 5'4.5" - he was a small man. But damn, he had stage presence! He "filmed" like he was 6 foot tall. Now, by the time he made the Ten Commandments, he was diminished, but young? Close to 5'5".

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