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Walter Edwards (director)

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Walter Edwards
Walter Edwards (1917)
Born(1870-01-08)January 8, 1870
DiedApril 12, 1920(1920-04-12) (aged 50)
OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Actor

Walter Edwards (January 8, 1870 – April 12, 1920), was an American director, screenwriter and actor. He directed 46 films during his career.[1][2]

Edwards initially work at the Elitch Theatre was as a director in 1896, but he later returned for multiple seasons as an actor in the summer stock cast. "In 1896, Mrs. Elitch signed J. H. Huntley to direct a resident stock company... After six weeks of melodrama, however, and a few unsatisfactory notices, the organization of the company was changed. Huntley, who was not very popular with audiences or with newspaper reviewers, was replaced by Walter Edwards."[3] On July 12, 1896, Edwards started as director and his first play was J. K. Tillotson's A Gilded Crime. The newspaper review stated: "Walter Edwards' presence has strengthened the company materially..."[3]

Between 1897 and 1908 Edwards was a regular of the Elitch Theatre summer stock cast. Commenting on his leading roles in 1898, Mary Elitch remembered, "Walter Edwards headed a very strong company when the 1898 season opened with Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's Esmeralda. His leading lady was Margaret Dibdin."[4] Later, in 1912, Edwards returned to the Elitch Theatre and was the lead in The Deep Purple by Wilson Mizner and Paul Armstrong.[5]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Walter Edwards". AFI. Archived from the original on January 18, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Walter Edwards;
  3. ^ a b Borrillo, Theodore A. (2012). Denver's historic Elitch Theatre : a nostalgic journey (a history of its times). [publisher not identified]. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-9744331-4-1. OCLC 823177622.
  4. ^ Dier, Caroline L. (1932). The lady of the Gardens : Mary Elitch Long. Hollycrofters, Inc., Ltd. p. 52. OCLC 307807.
  5. ^ Dier, Caroline L. (1932). The lady of the Gardens : Mary Elitch Long. Hollycrofters, Inc., Ltd. p. 121. OCLC 307807.

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