Ralph Percy Lewis (October 8, 1872 – December 4, 1937) was an American actor of the silent film era.
Ralph Percy Lewis
(1872-10-08)October 8, 1872
Englewood, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||December 4, 1937(1937-12-04) (aged 65)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Born in 1872 in Englewood, Illinois, Lewis attended Northwestern University.
Lewis 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) and the governor in Intolerance (1916). Lewis's film debut came in 1912. He also starred in one of the early Hollywood sound shorts, Gaunt, in 1931. He was married to actress Vera Lewis.
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