J. Edward Bromberg

J. Edward Bromberg

Highest Rated: 91% The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Lowest Rated: 60% Son of Dracula (1943)

Birthday: Dec 25, 1903

Birthplace: Temesvár, Austria-Hungary

As a member of the politically minded Group Theater in the '30s, J. Edward Bromberg worked with some of the biggest future names of stage and screen, including Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan, and John Garfield. But it was at his own memorial several decades later, oddly, that Bromberg achieved the height of his fame, in a eulogy delivered by friend and actress Lee Grant. In 1950, Bromberg was blacklisted after being called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Though he refused to testify, he was separately named as a Communist by director Edward Dmytryk. The experience took an immediate toll on the actor, who died a year later. At that time, Grant delivered a moving eulogy, putting her own career in jeopardy; she went from the top of her profession to a decade of experiencing the blacklist herself. As a character actor, Bromberg slipped effortlessly into various B movie roles. But as a blacklisted actor and fondly remembered pioneer of the acting craft, he reached far greater, immortal heights.

Highest rated movies

The Mark of Zorro
The Return of Frank James
Cloak and Dagger
I Shot Jesse James
The Phantom of the Opera
Strange Cargo
Lady of Burlesque
Invisible Agent




No Score Yet 11% Guilty Bystander Varkas (Character) - 1950
78% 67% I Shot Jesse James Harry Kane (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 51% Arch of Triumph Hotel manager (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 0% Queen of the Amazons Gabby (Character) - 1947
80% 42% Cloak and Dagger Trenk (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Professor Max (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Missing Corpse Henry Kruger (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy to Look At Gustav (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voice in the Wind Dr. Hoffman (Character) - 1944
67% 52% Lady of Burlesque S.B. Foss (Character) - 1943
60% 33% Son of Dracula Prof. Lazlo (Character) - 1943
76% 77% The Phantom of the Opera Amiot (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins at 8:30 Sid Gordon (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% Reunion in France Durand (Character) - 1942
67% 33% Invisible Agent Karl Heiser (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance Hall Max Brandon (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil Pays Off Arnold DeBrock (Character) - 1941
75% 59% Strange Cargo Flaubert (Character) - 1940
83% 48% The Return of Frank James George Runyan (Character) - 1940
91% 79% The Mark of Zorro Don Luis Quintero (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Sons Abe Ullman (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Hollywood Cavalcade Dave Spingold (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 66% Jesse James Mr. Runyan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 64% Suez Prince Said (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 36% Mr. Moto Takes a Chance Rajah Ali (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Give a Million Editor (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 56% Seventh Heaven Aristide the Astrologer (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 38% Charlie Chan on Broadway Murdock (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fair Warning Matthew Jericho (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 25% Girls' Dormitory Dr. Spindler (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 64% Stowaway Judge Booth (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star for a Night Dr. Spelimeyer (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 62% Ladies in Love Franz Brenner (Character) - 1936