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Robert McWade
McWade as Simonides in a 1905 stage production of Ben Hur
Born(1872-01-25)January 25, 1872
DiedJanuary 19, 1938(1938-01-19) (aged 65)
Years active1903–1938
SpouseMinnie Lee

Robert McWade (January 25, 1872 – January 19, 1938), was an American stage and film actor.

McWade was born in Buffalo, New York.[1] He was the third actor named Robert McWade, after his father and grandfather.[2]

In 1902, McWade debuted on stage with the Murray Hill Stock Company.[2] From 1903 to 1927, he appeared in at least 38 Broadway productions, his last being Devil In The Cheese (1926),[3] with Bela Lugosi and Fredric March. McWade also appeared in 83 films between 1924 and 1938, for example 42nd Street with Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler (1933). His older brother was character actor Edward McWade.

McWade was married to Minne Lee, and they had two sons.[2]

On January 19, 1938, McWade died of heart disease in Culver City, California, at age 65.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 506. ISBN 978-1-4766-2599-7. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Actor Drops Dead on Set". The Los Angeles Times. January 20, 1938. p. 1. Retrieved September 25, 2020 – via
  3. ^ "Robert McWade". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on September 25, 2020. Retrieved September 25, 2020.