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Edward G. Robinson Replaces Spencer Tracy on “Cheyenne Autumn”

Dec. 28, 1963 - Edward G. Robinson has been signed to replace the ailing Spencer Tracy in “Cheyenne Autumn,” Warner Brothers announced today. The 63-year-old Mr. Tracy was hospitalized on the West Coast in September for pulmonary edema, an abnormal buildup of fluid in the lungs which leads to shortness of breath. The film, now before the cameras under the direction of John Ford, has a cast that includes James Stewart, Richard Widmark, and Carroll Baker. The picture, adapted from Mari Sandoz’s novel, deals with one of the last of the American Indian wars. Mr. Robinson, 70 years old, suffered a heart attack last year while filming “Sammy Going South,” but he is said to be fully recovered.


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