Vera Lewis Movies and Career Information

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Jun 10, 1873
New York City

Vera Lewis (10 June 1873 – 8 February 1956) was an American film and stage actress, beginning in the silent film era. She appeared in 183 films between 1915 and 1947. She was born in New York, New York, where she began acting in stage productions. Her film career started in 1915 with the film Hypocrites, which starred Myrtle Stedman and Courtenay Foote. From 1915 to 1929 she appeared in sixty three silent films, including the film classic Intolerance. Some sources have her also appearing in the 1915 film classic Birth of a Nation, however she did not. Unlike many silent film stars, she made a smooth transition to "talking films", starting with her 1930 appearance in Wide Open, starring Patsy Ruth Miller and Edward Everett Horton. Though never what is referred to as a "premier star", she appeared in fifty eight films during the 1930s, and another sixty during the 1940s. She retired after 1947, and resided in Woodland Hills, California at the time of her death on February 8, 1956.

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