Edgar Selwyn (Edgar Simon)

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
What a life! Edgar Selwyn was born Edgar Simon on October 20, 1875, in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a child he and his family lived in Toronto, Canada, before moving to Selma, Alabama, where his parents died. He moved to Chicago at the age of 17 to seek his fortune, but Fortuna would not let the young man take her as his mistress. Penniless, one night he decided to commit suicide and jumped off a bridge spanning the Chicago River. Instead of drowning, he landed on ice. Read more...