Person Details

Birthday: 1873-06-10 16:21:08

Death: 1956-02-08 16:21:08

Aliases: Vera Mackey , Miss Lewis

Gender: Female

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 65

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

They Died with Their Boots On
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They Died with Their Boots On

(1941) Head Nurse (uncredited)
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
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7

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

(1916) Mary T. Jenkins (Modern Story)
The Roaring Twenties
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8

The Roaring Twenties

(1939) Mrs. Gray
Dodge City
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7

Dodge City

(1939) League Member in Polka-Dot Dress (uncredited)
The Killers
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7

The Killers

(1946) Ma Hirsch (uncredited)
They Drive by Night
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7

They Drive by Night

(1940) Landlady (uncredited)
Mr. Skeffington
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7

Mr. Skeffington

(1944) Justice of the Peace's Wife (uncredited)
In Old Chicago
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7

In Old Chicago

(1938) Wedding Witness (uncredited)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1947 Woman in Chauffeured Car (uncredited)
Hortense Dimwitty
1946 Ma Hirsch (uncredited)
Mrs. Grimm
Cora Williams
1945 Mrs. Squimp
Fanny
1944 Hannah Barlow (Uncredited)
Justice of the Peace's Wife (uncredited)
1943 Matilda (uncredited)
Aggressive Miss Green
Landlady (uncredited)
'Aunt Vera Elliott' in 'Morning Melody' (Uncredited)
1942 Mrs. Simpson
Ma Silsby
Indignant Woman in Car
1941 Teacher
Head Nurse (uncredited)
Elvira Pennywinkle
Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
Clubwoman
Mrs. Slocum
Mrs. Jordan
Elsa's Society Friend (uncredited)
Mrs. James
Mrs. Marshall (uncredited)
Mrs. Ridgefield
1940 Pansy Hawkins
Carrie
Mrs. Leslie, Depositor (uncredited)
Landlady (uncredited)
Queen Amélia of France (uncredited)
Mrs. Gates
Mrs. Norma Stewart
Mrs. MacPherson
Carrie Ellis
1939 Mrs. Ridgefield
Mrs. Widner
Miss Sweetman
Woman Crashing Vase (uncredited)
Mrs. Gray
Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
American Tourist Going to Desert
Miss Rosemary Turnbull
Sarah Krispan
Aunt Annabella Hardwick
Mrs. McCarthy, the Landlady
Farmer's Wife
League Member in Polka-Dot Dress (uncredited)
Mrs. Leeds-Juror #8
Mrs. Dibble
Dowager (uncredited)
Hospital Desk Nurse (uncredited)
Gaudet's Housekeeper
1938 Mrs. Appleton
Miss Van Deering (uncredited)
Woman at Schmidt's Pet Store (uncredited)
Mrs. Petewyler (uncredited)
Miss Lewis
Landlady (uncredited)
Studio Cleaning Woman
Mrs. Ridgefield
Juror (uncredited)
Jordan's Neighbor (uncredited)
Wedding Witness (uncredited)
1937 Townswoman (Uncredited)
1936 Ma Barton
Orville's Mother (uncredited)
Aunt Flora
1935 Mother Hartley
Mrs. Poole
Bridge Player
Mrs. Cordelia Neselrode
Secretary to the Duchess
1934 Woman at Mayor's Outing (uncredited)
1933 Head Housekeeper (uncredited)
1931 Miss Dillon
Queen Elizabeth
1930 Duchess of Brocklehurst
Mrs. Hathaway
1929 Madame Peronne
1928 Mrs. Calhoun
Señora Moreno
1927 Mrs. Waddington
Mrs. Bradberry
Aunt Marya
Invalid
1926 Mrs. Forsythe
Mrs. Arnaud Sr
Ma Cinders
1925 Princess Erek
Mrs. Tibbets
Duchess
Mrs. Blake
1924 Mrs. Quinn
Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Bancks
1923 Archduchess Annuncita
Aunt Agnes Piggott
1922 Mrs. Chichester
Mrs. Kelly
Miss Hart
1920 Mother Hogan
Duchess of Donegal
1919 Mollie
Miss Mary Jenkins
Housekeeper
1918 Aunt Hattie Taylor
1917 The Giantess
1916 Mary T. Jenkins (Modern Story)
1915 Mrs. O'Brien
Parishioner (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

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