J. Gordon Edwards
Screenwriter, Film director
1867 – 1925
Who was J. Gordon Edwards?
Edwards went on helming all of the Fox Film Corporation's mega-budget spectacles, including all of actress Theda Bara's productions between 1916 to 1919. Later, he became the production supervisor at Fox, and continued to direct until he died in 1925. One of his biggest projects was The Queen of Sheba, a lost silent film which contained a huge chariot race, four years before Ben-Hur. He was the stepgrandfather of director Blake Edwards.
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