Edwin J. Burke

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Albany, New York, USA
Edwin J. Burke, one of first New York playwrights to move to Hollywood after advent of "talkies", was born on 30 August, 1889, at Albany, New York. In 1910, after attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, he began his acting career playing lead roles for a local Shakespearean company. Later he became a stage director for a traveling stock company. After running out of money during the 1919 actors' strike, Burke decided to see if he could make a living writing for vaudeville. Read more...