Dabbs Greer

American actor (1917-2007)

Robert William "Dabbs" Greer (April 2, 1917 – April 28, 2007)[1] was an American movie, television, and stage actor. He was known for his role as Old Paul Edgecomb in the 1999 movie The Green Mile. He has also acted in Broadway plays. Greer was born on April 2, 1917 in Fairview, Missouri. He never married and had no children. He died on April 28, 2007 in Pasadena, California from renal failure and heart disease. He was 90 years old when he died.[2]

Dabbs Greer
Robert William Greer

(1917-04-02)April 2, 1917
Fairview, Missouri, U.S.
DiedApril 28, 2007(2007-04-28) (aged 90)
Cause of deathRenal failure
Resting placePeace Valley Cemetery Anderson, Missouri
Years active1949–2003
Known forOld Paul Edgecomb in The Green Mile


  1. Brad Ferguson   View profile    More options (2007-04-30). "Dabbs Greer, 1917–2007 – alt.obituaries | Google Groups". Groups.google.com. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  2. "Character actor Dabbs Greer dies at 90". Usatoday.Com. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2010-10-15.

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