Vera Lewis

Vera Lewis

  • Born on
    • June 10th, 1873
  • Died on
    • February 8th, 1956
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vera Lewis (June 10, 1873 – February 8, 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 married to actor Ralph Lewis. She was born in Manhattan, 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 63 silent films, including the film classic Intolerance (1916) where she played the "old maid" Miss Jenkins. 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 58 films during the 1930s, and another 60 during the 1940s. She retired after 1947, and resided at the Motion Picture Country House in Woodland Hills, California at the time of her death on February 8, 1956.


Acting (29 Credits)

1946The Killers as Ma Hirsch (uncredited)
1944The Suspect as Hannah Barlow (Uncredited)
1944Mr. Skeffington as Justice of the Peace's Wife (uncredited)
1943Princess O'Rourke as Matilda (uncredited)
1943The Hard Way as 'Aunt Vera Elliott' in 'Morning Melody' (Uncredited)
1942Lady Gangster as Ma Silsby
1942Moontide as Mrs. Simpson
1941One Foot in Heaven as Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
1941They Died with Their Boots on as Head Nurse (uncredited)
1940All This, and Heaven Too as Queen Amélia of France (uncredited)
1940They Drive by Night as Landlady (uncredited)
1939Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase as Miss Rosemary Turnbull
1939The Return of Doctor X as Miss Sweetman
1939Four Wives as Mrs. Ridgefield
1939The Roaring Twenties as Mrs. Gray
1939Devil's Island as Gaudet's Housekeeper
1939Dodge City as League Member in Polka-Dot Dress (uncredited)
1939Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
1938Four Daughters as Mrs. Ridgefield
1938Boy Meets Girl as Studio Cleaning Woman
1938Hard to Get as Mrs. Petewyler (uncredited)
1938In Old Chicago as Wedding Witness (uncredited)
1938Racket Busters as Jordan's Neighbor (uncredited)
1935Man on the Flying Trapeze as Mrs. Cordelia Neselrode
1931Night Nurse as Miss Dillon
1929The Iron Mask as Madame Peronne
1926Ella Cinders as Ma Cinders
1916Intolerance as Mary T. Jenkins (Modern Story)
1915Hypocrites as Parishioner (uncredited)

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