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Edward Arnold
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    (February 18, 1890-April 26, 1956)
    Birth name is Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider
    Appeared in 'I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932),' 'Diamond Jim (1935),' 'Sutter's Gold (1935),' 'You Can't Take It With You (1938),' 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939),' 'All That Money Can Buy (1941),' 'Meet John Doe (1941)' and 'Annie Get Your Gun (1950)'
    Host of the TV show 'Strange Stories' (1956)
    President of the Screen Actors Guild (1940-1942)
    He went by his middle name.
    He was overweight.
    He wrote an autobiography.
    He was unfairly labeled 'box office poison.'
    He married three times and divorced twice.
    He named his son, Edward Arnold, Jr.
    He ran for the office of Los Angeles City Alderman, and lost in a close election.
    After losing, he commented that politics and entertainment were incompatible (cough).
    He resembles Australian TV personality Bert Newton.
    He had a commanding, baritone voice.
    He became an orphan at age 11, and was forced to support himself with manual labor jobs.
    He was one of Frank Capra's favorite actors.
    He had no problem gaining weight for a role, putting on 25 pounds for a role in 'Diamond Jim.'
    He worked to protect other actors from the Hollywood communist hunts.
    Despite being branded box office poison, he remained in demand until his death.

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