Edward Sloman

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London, England, UK
British-born Edward Sloman was raised in London's East End, and left home at age 19 to become an actor. He spent several years in the British theater and later became a director in both legitimate theater and vaudeville. After a quarrel with a powerful booking agent which resulted in his being effectively shut out of the British theatrical circuit, Sloman took an actress friend's advice and headed for Hollywood in 1915. Introduced to director Wilfred Lucas at Universal Pictures, Sloman was soon employed as an actor at the princely sum of $7.50 a day. Read more...