Libra Oct 11, 1885 San Francisco Actor and Director
Lowell Sherman was an American actor and film director.
Born in San Francisco in 1885, Sherman began his career as a child actor appearing in many touring companies. As an adult he appeared on Broadway in such plays as Judith of Bethulia with Nance O'Neil and in David Belasco's 1905 smash hit The Girl of the Golden West with Blanche Bates where he was a young Pony Express rider. On Broadway in 1923 Sherman played the aptly suited Casanova in a play of that name. His leading lady was Katharine Cornell. His suave reputation was built after many years appearing in popular Broadway farces.
By 1915 Sherman was appearing in silent films usually playing playboys or villains, as he had in the theatre, in such films as Way Down East, Molly O', A Lady of Chance and later in talkies such as Ladies of Leisure, and What Price Hollywood?.
Sherman's directing credits include The Greeks Had a Word for Them with Joan Blondell, She Done Him Wrong with Mae West, Morning Glory with Katharine Hepburn, and Broadway Through a Keyhole with Russ Columbo.