|Intro||American actor and entertainer|
|Was||Actor Film actor Film director Stunt performer Entertainer Circus performer|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Entertainment Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||1 February 1875, Los Angeles, USA|
|Death||14 June 1961, Hollywood, USA (aged 86 years)|
Eddie Polo (1 February 1875 – 14 June 1961) was an Austrian-American actor of the silent era. He was of Jewish descent.
He was born Edward W. Wyman or Weimer in Vienna, Austria-Hungary on 1 February 1875. With his brother Sam he was the trapeze act The Flying Cordovas. Beginning in 1913, he appeared in serials and films in the United States and became an action star in Germany in the late 1920s. After his acting career ended in the mid-1940s he worked as a makeup artist.
He was the father of actress Malvina Polo (1903-2000), best remembered as the mentally handicapped girl preyed upon for rape in Erich von Stroheim's Foolish Wives (1922). His brother was the acrobat, actor and makeup artist Sam Polo (1872-1966).
Polo died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.