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Edmund Mortimer
Mortimer in The Devil Bat (1940)
Edmund Mortimer Olson

(1874-08-21)August 21, 1874
New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 21, 1944(1944-05-21) (aged 69)
  • Actor
  • film director
Years active1913–1945
Spouse(s)Louise Bates
(m. 19??)

Edmund Mortimer (born Edmund Mortimer Olson;[1] August 21, 1874 – May 21, 1944) was an American actor and film director.

Early years

Mortimer's family was "prominent socially in Brooklyn and Washington".[1] His father (also named Edmund Mortimer Olson) was a captain in the U. S. Navy. As a boy, Mortimer sang in church choirs and participated in other musical activities in Brooklyn. His military service included membership; in the Second Naval Batallion and in Company C, 23rd Regiment.[1]


Mortimer began acting on stage in 1904 and went on to perform with several theatrical companies.[1]

He appeared in more than 250 films between 1913 and 1945. He also directed 23 films between 1918 and 1928,[citation needed] including The Arizona Romeo (1925).[2]

He was born in New York City and died in Los Angeles, California.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b c d "Gossip of the Stage". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. April 11, 1907. p. 28. Retrieved October 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Rialto Books Two Westgerns for This Week". Nashville Banner. June 28, 1925. p. 41. Retrieved October 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
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