Edwin August
Date of Birth
Nov 10, 1883
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO


A major presence in early American films, Edwin August (born Edwin August Philip von der Butz) was one of the first stage stars to embrace motion pictures. Having appeared opposite nearly all the leading Broadway stars of his era -- including Mrs. Leslie Carter, Otis Skinner, and Digby Bell -- August entered the film industry as an actor/writer/director with the pioneering Edison company around...