Actor Edward G. Robinson in Tokyo, 1961
Published: May 1, 2012
Sandy Colton ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, January, 1961: Edward G. Robinson, best known for his portrayal of gangsters in such classic movies as Little Caesar, is interviewed on the set of My Geisha. "I don't mind being imitated," said Robinson, whose style was a staple for impressionists over the years (and Hank Azaria's model for Chief Wiggum on The Simpsons). "People come up to me on the street and do it. But one never really knows what one really looks or sounds like. I don't think I've ever seen an imitation of myself that I thought was accurate."
Al Ricketts' 1961 Stars and Stripes column about Edward G. Robinson.