Eddie was known in Hollywood for his amiable and ingratiating personality.
Eddie's breakthrough with Cecil B. Demille came when Eddie helped a driver who worked for Demille change his flat tire.
The Quillan family's vaudeville act was called "The Rising Generation," which Eddie's father managed.
Eddie starred along with three of his siblings in the 1928 film A Little Bit of Everything.
Eddie was good friends with actor/producer Michael Landon.
Eddie was interred at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills near Los Angeles, California.
Eddie remained active on television well into the 1980's.
Eddie's parents, Sarah and Joseph Quillan, were well-known performers in the early 1900's.
Film historians were amazed at Eddie's total recall memory, and he was often the subject of interviews in his later years because of his ability to recollect details.
Eddie was a consummate performer, and was talented at singing, dancing, and joke-spinning.
Eddie wasn't considered leading man material because of his short stature and caricature-like face.
Eddie was 5' 6" in height.
As an actor, Eddie's only major criticism came when he was miscast as master sleuth Ellery Queen in the low-budget film The Spanish Cape Mystery in 1936.
Eddie Quillan never married.
When his film career dissipated in the 1940's, Quillan owned and operated a bowling alley for a while, before returning to acting.
Eddie left director Mack Sennett because of a dispute over risque film material.
Eddie's first feature film was Cecil B. Demille's The Godless Girl in 1929.
Director Mack Sennett, who discovered Eddie, tried to turn him into a new Harry Langdon; however, Eddie's pop-eyes and perpetual smile gave him his own unique style.
Although Eddie and his four siblings all took screen tests, only Eddie was chosen by director Mack Sennett to be in his films.
Eddie Quillan began performing at age seven in his family's vaudeville act along with his sister and three brothers.
Eddie: (in a 1972 interview) Casting directors are so young these days they haven't a clue as to who I am or what I've done. How do you tell someone you've been in over one hundred movies?