J. EDWARD BROMBERG. Vintage 5×7 glossy sepia tone chest-up portrait, boldly signed in blue fountain pen. Fine condition, with a few patches of silvering in the darker areas, not visible when the image is viewed head on. Character actor J. Edward Bromberg, one of the most prominent victims of the Hollywood blacklist, died of a heart attack at age 47 months after being denounced as a communist before the House Committee on Anti-American Activities. Prior to being blacklisted, he had appeared in 55 films.