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Robert Homans

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Robert Homans
Homans in 1918
Robert Edward Homans

(1877-11-08)November 8, 1877
DiedJuly 28, 1947(1947-07-28) (aged 69)
Years active1917–1946
Agnes Mary Josephine Mellon
(m. 1909; died 1944)

Robert Edward Homans[1] (November 8, 1877 – July 28, 1947) was an American actor who entered films in 1923 after a lengthy stage career.[2]

Life and career

Robert Homans as "Bread" in the Broadway production of The Blue Bird (1910)
Robert Homans as "Bread" in the Broadway production of The Blue Bird (1910)

Robert Homans was born November 8, 1877, in Malden, Massachusetts.[3] Although he studied medicine for three years after his college graduation, a 1906 newspaper article noted that "the 'stage bee' got into his bonnet and nothing would do but that he become an actor."[4] His Broadway credits include The Blue Bird (1910), The Blue Envelope (1915), Johnny, Get Your Gun (1916) and Like a King (1921).[5][6]

Homans in Unexpected Uncle (1941)
Homans in Unexpected Uncle (1941)

His screen debut came in Madame Sherry. He appeared in some 400 films between 1917 and 1946.[3]

Personal life

On April 18, 1909, Homans married Agnes J. Mellon in San Francisco.[7] Another source gives his wife's name as Agnes Maynard.[8]


Homans died in Los Angeles, California on July 28, 1947, from a heart attack.[3][5]



  1. ^ "Robert E. Homans". BFI.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson. "Robert E. Homans - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ a b c Katchmer, George A. (2002). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 167. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Burbank's New Heavy Man Is Handsome, Young and Athletic". Los Angeles Herald. California, Los Angeles. January 18, 1906. p. 6. Retrieved January 12, 2017 – via open access
  5. ^ a b The Broadway League. "Robert E. Homans". Internet Broadway Database.
  6. ^ "("Robert E. Homans" search results)". Playbill Vault. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Guernsey, Glen (March 12, 1910). "News of the Day On Old Broadway". The Evening Statesman. Washington, Walla Walla. p. 2. Retrieved January 12, 2017 – via open access
  8. ^ "The Theaters". Los Angeles Herald. California, Los Angeles. May 5, 1909. p. 8. Retrieved January 13, 2017 – via open access
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