Ralph Lewis (actor)

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Ralph Lewis
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Lewis in The Hoodlum (1919)
Born Ralph Percy Lewis
(1872-10-08)October 8, 1872
Englewood, Illinois, United States
Died December 4, 1937(1937-12-04) (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1912–1937

Ralph Percy Lewis (October 8, 1872 – December 4, 1937) was an American actor of the silent film era.[1] He appeared in 160 films between 1912 and 1938. The character actor remains perhaps best-remembered for his role as abolitionist U.S. Representative Austin Stoneman in D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915). He was married to actress Vera Lewis. He was born in Englewood, Illinois and died in Los Angeles, California after being hit by a limousine driven by a chauffeur working for Jack L. Warner. Lewis also starred in one of the early Hollywood sound shorts, Gaunt, in 1931.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ralph Lewis". NY Times. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ Edwin M. Bradley The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931 1476606846 2005 p453 "Gaunt, with Ralph Lewis, Clarence Geldert, John Beck, George Waggner, Murray Smith and Allison Larkin, Esja, 3 reels, T. Director: Joseph Henry Steele. Screenplay: Joseph Henry Steele (based on story “The Debt Collector” by Maurice Levin"

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