This Day in Jewish History 1973: The 'Bad Guy' Actor So Convincing That Crooks Emulated His Style Dies

Who knows, maybe mobsters wouldn't scowl and smoke cigars if not for Edward G. Robinson.

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On January 26, 1973, actor Edward G. Robinson, who became iconic for playing the sneering bad guy, but who could just as convincingly play a mild-mannered intellectual and who in real life had a heart of gold...