Eddie Forman (Emanuel Joseph Bernard Froomess)

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Montreal, Canada
Born to Charles Bernard Froomess and Elizabeth Babin Froomess in Canada in 1901, he grew up in Rochester, New York, with ten siblings. His sister, Camille Froomess, became Camille or Toni Lanier, a Ziegfield Follies showgirl in the 1920's who immigrated to Hollywood in the early 1930s. She became the companion and then wife of MGM executive, 'Eddie Mannix', in 1951.

He also began his film career as a writer of comedy shorts around the same time as his sister's in 1936. Read more...