Ralph Lewis (actor)

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Ralph Percy Lewis (October 8, 1872 December 4, 1937) was an American actor of the silent film era.[1]

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Ralph Lewis
Lewis in The Hoodlum (1919)
Ralph Percy Lewis

(1872-10-08)October 8, 1872
DiedDecember 4, 1937(1937-12-04) (aged 65)
Years active1912–1937
SpouseVera Lewis

Born in 1872 in Englewood, Illinois, Lewis attended Northwestern University.[2]

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.[2] He also starred in one of the early Hollywood sound shorts, Gaunt, in 1931.[3] He was married to actress Vera Lewis.[4]

Lewis died in Los Angeles, California, on December 4, 1937, after being hit on November 25, 1937, by a limousine driven by a chauffeur working for Jack L. Warner.[5]

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