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Edwin Milton Royle

Edwin Milton Royle (March 2, 1862 – February 16, 1942) was an American playwright. He was born in Lexington, Missouri, and died in New York City. Over 30 of his plays were performed. His best-known play is The Squaw Man (1905), which became the first Hollywood film directed by Cecil B. DeMille in 1914.

California Motion Picture Company made a film adaptation of his play "Unwritten Law" (Unwritten Law (1916 film)).

He was married to Selena Fetter. Their daughter Selena Royle (1904–83) was a successful stage and film actress.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 2nd, 1862 (Lexington), Died February 16th, 1942

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1911

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2875 10-in. 11/9/1905 Don't be what you ain't Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10232 10-in. 4/26/1911 Don't be what you ain't Lilian Homesley Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Royle, Edwin Milton," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103877.

Royle, Edwin Milton. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103877.

"Royle, Edwin Milton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103877

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