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Edmund Dantes Lowe (March 3, 1890 – April 21, 1971) was an American actor. His formative experience began in vaudeville and silent film.
He was born in San Jose, California. His father was a local judge. His childhood home was at 314 North 1st Street, San Jose. He attended Santa Clara College and entertained the idea of becoming a priest before starting his acting career. He became a sensation for the theatrical company of Oliver Morosco in 1916 playing the detective in "The Argyle Case," leading to a New York stage career and a highly successful run in the movies, starting with The Wilde Olive in 1915. Edmund Goulding wrote Madonnas and Men for Edmund Lowe, in 1920.
By 1922, Lowe was one of the movies' busiest leading men, appearing in pictures for Pathe, First National, Goldwyn, and Metro. He became popular offscreen too, with one gossip columnist writing about Lowe's penchant for purple ties, identified by many historians as gay code.
After his first marriage to Esther Miller ended in early 1925, Lowe met Lilyan Tashman while filming Ports of Call. Lowe and Tashman were wed on September 21, 1925. The wedding occurred before the release of the film. The two made their home in Hollywood. They were married until Tashman's death in 1934.
Edmund Lowe's career included over 100 films in which he starred as the leading man. Lowe is best remembered for his role as Sergeant Quirt in the 1926 movie, What Price Glory. (Lowe reprised his role from the movie in the radio program Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt, broadcast on the Blue Network September 28, 1941 - January 25, 1942, and on NBC February 13, 1942 - April 3, 1942.)
The first all-talking sound-on-film feature was Raoul Walsh and Irving Cummins' Fox western In Old Arizona (1928), with Edmund Lowe and Warner Baxter.
Only once did scandal touch the Lowes. In May 1931, a female bit player, Alona Marlowe, sister of actress June Marlowe, alleged that Edmund Lowe invited her and another woman back to his bungalow on the Fox lot. According to a complaint filed by Marlowe, Tashman arrived and attacked, beating, kicking, and scratching her. The row made headlines; Lilyan Tashman denied the whole thing.
Tashman died of cancer at Doctor's Hospital in New York City on March 21, 1934 at the age of 37.
Lowe's third wife was costume designer Rita Kaufman (1888–1968). They were married from 1936 to 1950.
Making a smooth transition to talking pictures he remained popular but by the mid 1930s he was no longer a major star although he occasionally played leading man to the likes of Jean Harlow, Mae West, and Claudette Colbert. He remained a valuable supporting actor at the major studios while continuing in leads for such "Poverty Row" studios as Columbia Pictures where his skills could bolster low budget productions. He also starred in 35 episodes of the 1950s television show, Front Page Detective and appeared as the elderly lead villain in the first episode of Maverick opposite James Garner in 1957.
He died in Woodland Hills, California of lung cancer and is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California.
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