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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1873-06-10

Day of Death 1956-02-08

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Vera Mackey
  • Miss Lewis

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1946 The Killers as Ma Hirsch (uncredited)
1946 Spook Busters as Mrs. Grimm
1946 The Cat Creeps as Cora Williams
1945 Rhythm Round-Up as Mrs. Squimp
1944 The Suspect
1944 Mr. Skeffington as Justice of the Peace's Wife (uncredited)
1943 Princess O'Rourke as Matilda
1943 Someone to Remember as Aggressive Miss Green
1943 The Gorilla Man as Landlady
1942 Moontide as Mrs. Simpson
1942 Lady Gangster as Ma Silsby
1941 Remember the Day as Teacher
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as Head Nurse (uncredited)
1941 Three Girls About Town as Clubwoman
1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough as Mrs. Slocum
1941 Bad Men of Missouri as Mrs. Jordan
1941 The Lady and the Lug as Elsa's Society Friend (uncredited)
1941 Here Comes Happiness as Mrs. James
1941 Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos as Mrs. Marshall (uncredited)
1941 Four Mothers as Mrs. Ridgefield
1940 She Couldn't Say No as Pansy Hawkins
1940 Father Is A Prince as Carrie
1940 Money and the Woman as Mrs. Leslie, Depositor
1940 They Drive by Night as Landlady
1940 All This, and Heaven Too as Queen Amélia of France
1940 An Angel from Texas as Mrs. Gates
1940 The Courageous Dr. Christian as Mrs. Norma Stewart
1940 Adventure in Diamonds as Mrs. MacPherson
1939 Four Wives as Mrs. Ridgefield
1939 Private Detective as Mrs. Widner
1939 The Return of Doctor X as Miss Sweetman
1939 Kid Nightingale as Woman Crashing Vase
1939 The Roaring Twenties as Mrs. Gray
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
1939 Espionage Agent as American Tourist Going to Desert
1939 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase as Miss Rosemary Turnbull
1939 Hell's Kitchen as Sarah Krispan
1939 Naughty But Nice as Aunt Annabella Hardwick
1939 Sweepstakes Winner as Mrs. McCarthy, the Landlady
1939 Women in the Wind as Farmer's Wife
1939 Dodge City as League Member in Polka-Dot Dress
1939 On Trial as Mrs. Leeds-Juror #8
1939 Blackwell's Island as Hospital Desk Nurse
1939 Yes, My Darling Daughter as Mrs. Dibble
1939 Torchy Blane in Chinatown as Dowager (uncredited)
1939 Devil's Island as Gaudet's Housekeeper
1938 Comet Over Broadway as Mrs. Appleton
1938 Torchy Gets Her Man as Woman at Schmidt's Pet Store
1938 Hard to Get as Mrs. Petewyler (uncredited)
1938 Girls on Probation as Miss Lewis
1938 Broadway Musketeers as Landlady
1938 Boy Meets Girl as Studio Cleaning Woman
1938 Four Daughters as Mrs. Ridgefield
1938 Racket Busters as Jordan's Neighbor (uncredited)
1938 In Old Chicago as Wedding Witness (uncredited)
1936 Missing Girls as Ma Barton
1935 Never Too Late as Mother Hartley
1935 Paddy O'Day as Aunt Flora
1935 Way Down East as Mrs. Poole
1935 Navy Wife as Bridge Player
1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze as Mrs. Cordelia Neselrode
1935 The Daring Young Man as Secretary to the Duchess
1934 The Meanest Gal in Town as Woman at Mayor's Outing (uncredited)
1933 Meet The Baron as Head Housekeeper
1931 Night Nurse as Miss Dillon
1931 Command Performance as Queen Elizabeth
1930 Strictly Unconventional as Duchess of Brocklehurst
1930 Wide Open as Agatha's mother
1929 Coquette as Miss Jenkins (uncredited)
1929 The Iron Mask as Madame Peronne
1928 The Home Towners as Mrs. Calhoun
1928 Ramona as Señora Moreno
1927 The Small Bachelor as Mrs. Waddington
1927 What Happened To Father as Mrs. Bradberry
1926 The Lily as Mrs. Arnaud Sr
1926 Ella Cinders as Ma Cinders
1925 The Only Thing as Princess Erek
1925 Stella Dallas as Mrs. Tibbets
1925 Enticement as Mrs. Blake
1924 The Dark Swan as Mrs. Quinn
1924 Broadway After Dark as Mrs. Smith
1924 How to Educate a Wife as Mrs. Bancks
1923 Long Live the King as Archduchess Annuncita
1923 The Marriage Market
1922 Peg o' My Heart as Mrs. Chichester
1920 Nurse Marjorie as Duchess of Donegal
1919 The Mother and the Law as Miss Mary Jenkins
1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages as Mary T. Jenkins (Modern Story)
1915 Sunshine Molly as Mrs. O'Brien
1915 Hypocrites as Parishioner (uncredited)

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