Eddie Polo

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Eddie Polo
Polo, 1922
Edward W. Wyman / Weimer

(1875-02-01)1 February 1875
Died14 June 1961(1961-06-14) (aged 86)
Other namesEddie Weimer
Years active1913–1944
ChildrenMalvine Polo

Eddie Polo (1 February 1875 14 June 1961) was an Austrian-American actor of the silent era. He was of Jewish descent. [1]



He was born Edward W. Wyman or Weimer in Vienna, Austria-Hungary on 1 February 1875. With his brother Sam he was the trapeze act The Flying Cordovas. Beginning in 1913, he appeared in serials and films in the United States and became an action star in Germany in the late 1920s. After his acting career ended in the mid-1940s he worked as a makeup artist.

He was the father of actress Malvina Polo (1903–2000), best remembered as the mentally handicapped girl preyed upon for rape in Erich von Stroheim's Foolish Wives (1922). His brother was the acrobat, actor and makeup artist Sam Polo (1872–1966).

Polo died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.


1915 The Broken Coin Rolleaux
The New Adventures of Terence O'RourkeEddie
Graft Serial
Lord John's Journal
1916 The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring Polo
Liberty PedroSerial
Alternative titles: The Fangs of the Wolf
Liberty, a Daughter of the U.S.A.
1917 The Bronze Bride White Feather
Money Madness 'Harford' Red
A Kentucky Cinderella Ed Long
The Gray Ghost MarcoSerial
The Plow Woman Bill Matthews
Bull's Eye CodySerial
1918 Lure of the Circus Eddie SomersSerial
1920 The Vanishing Dagger John Edward GrantSerial
King of the Circus Eddie KingSerial
1921 Do or Die Jack MertonSerial
The Terror StreakCyclone Smith
The Secret Four Serial
1922Captain KiddEdward DavisSerial
Der Fluch der Habgier
1923The Knock on the Door
Prepared to DieJohn Pendleton Smythe
1927 The Owl Jack CliffordPart 1, 2
Der GeheimtresorEddie
1928 Eddy Polo in the Wasp's Nest Eddy Polo
Hands Up, Eddy Polo
1929 On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight Heini Box
Hände hoch, hier Eddy PoloEddy Polo
The Daredevil Reporter Reporter
Der gefesselte PoloEddy Polo
GeheimpolizistenFranz Hayn
Rache für EddySergeant Eddy Webster
1930 Of Life and Death Artist
Witnesses Wanted Himself
1932 All is at Stake
1940 It's a Date Quarter Master
La Conga Nights Señor BocaUncredited
Son of Roaring Dan Charlie Gregg
Spring Parade Cafe ProprietorUncredited
Law and Order Bartender EdUncredited
1941 The Wolf Man ChurchgoerUncredited
1942 Don Winslow of the Navy Lab AssistantSerial, [Chs. 8-9], Uncredited
Gang Busters PilotSerial, [Chs. 1-2], Uncredited
The Secret Code Special Delivery MessengerSerial, [Ch.7], Uncredited
Deep in the Heart of Texas TownsmanUncredited
1943 Honeymoon Lodge Gas Station AttendantUncredited
Crazy House StoogeUncredited
1944 The Climax StagehandUncredited
1946 Two Sisters from Boston WaiterUncredited

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  1. Siegbert Salomon Prawer, Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933, Berghahn Books (2007), p. 213