Vera Lewis

Birthday:
06/10/1873
Place of birth:
New York City, New York, USA:
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.

Credits

The Killers (1946)
as Ma Hirsch (uncredited)
Spook Busters (1946)
as Mrs. Grimm
The Cat Creeps (1946)
as Cora Williams
Rhythm Round-Up (1945)
as Mrs. Squimp
Hollywood and Vine (1945)
as Fanny
The Suspect (1944)
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
as Justice of the Peace's Wife (uncredited)
Princess O'Rourke (1943)
as Matilda
Someone to Remember (1943)
as Aggressive Miss Green
The Gorilla Man (1943)
as Landlady
The Hard Way (1943)
as 'Aunt Vera Elliott' in 'Morning Melody' (Uncredited)
Moontide (1942)
as Mrs. Simpson
Lady Gangster (1942)
as Ma Silsby
Bullet Scars (1942)
as Indignant Woman in Car
Remember the Day (1941)
as Teacher
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
as Head Nurse (uncredited)
Three Girls About Town (1941)
as Clubwoman
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941)
as Mrs. Slocum
Bad Men of Missouri (1941)
as Mrs. Jordan
The Lady and the Lug (1941)
as Elsa's Society Friend (uncredited)
Here Comes Happiness (1941)
as Mrs. James
Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos (1941)
as Mrs. Marshall (uncredited)
Four Mothers (1941)
as Mrs. Ridgefield
She Couldn't Say No (1940)
as Pansy Hawkins
Father Is A Prince (1940)
as Carrie
Money and the Woman (1940)
as Mrs. Leslie, Depositor (uncredited)
They Drive by Night (1940)
as Landlady (uncredited)
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
as Queen Amélia of France
An Angel from Texas (1940)
as Mrs. Gates
The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940)
as Mrs. Norma Stewart
Adventure in Diamonds (1940)
as Mrs. MacPherson
Granny Get Your Gun (1940)
as Carrie Ellis
Four Wives (1939)
as Mrs. Ridgefield
Private Detective (1939)
as Mrs. Widner
The Return of Doctor X (1939)
as Miss Sweetman
Kid Nightingale (1939)
as Woman Crashing Vase
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
as Mrs. Gray
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
as Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
Espionage Agent (1939)
as American Tourist Going to Desert
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)
as Miss Rosemary Turnbull
Hell's Kitchen (1939)
as Sarah Krispan
Naughty But Nice (1939)
as Aunt Annabella Hardwick
Sweepstakes Winner (1939)
as Mrs. McCarthy, the Landlady
Women in the Wind (1939)
as Farmer's Wife
Dodge City (1939)
as League Member in Polka-Dot Dress (uncredited)
On Trial (1939)
as Mrs. Leeds-Juror #8
Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)
as Mrs. Dibble
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)
as Dowager (uncredited)
Blackwell's Island (1939)
as Hospital Desk Nurse
Devil's Island (1939)
as Gaudet's Housekeeper
Comet Over Broadway (1938)
as Mrs. Appleton
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)
as Woman at Schmidt's Pet Store
Hard to Get (1938)
as Mrs. Petewyler (uncredited)
Girls on Probation (1938)
as Miss Lewis
Broadway Musketeers (1938)
as Landlady (uncredited)
Boy Meets Girl (1938)
as Studio Cleaning Woman
Four Daughters (1938)
as Mrs. Ridgefield
Racket Busters (1938)
as Jordan's Neighbor (uncredited)
In Old Chicago (1938)
as Wedding Witness (uncredited)
Maid of Salem (1937)
as Townswoman (Uncredited)
Missing Girls (1936)
as Ma Barton
Dancing Pirate (1936)
as Orville's Mother (uncredited)
Paddy O'Day (1936)
as Aunt Flora
Never Too Late (1935)
as Mother Hartley
Way Down East (1935)
as Mrs. Poole
Navy Wife (1935)
as Bridge Player
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
as Mrs. Cordelia Neselrode
The Daring Young Man (1935)
as Secretary to the Duchess
The Meanest Gal in Town (1934)
as Woman at Mayor's Outing (uncredited)
Meet the Baron (1933)
as Head Housekeeper (uncredited)
Night Nurse (1931)
as Miss Dillon
Command Performance (1931)
as Queen Elizabeth
Strictly Unconventional (1930)
as Duchess of Brocklehurst
Wide Open (1930)
as Mrs. Hathaway
The Iron Mask (1929)
as Madame Peronne
The Home Towners (1928)
as Mrs. Calhoun
Ramona (1928)
as Señora Moreno
The Small Bachelor (1927)
as Mrs. Waddington
What Happened To Father (1927)
as Mrs. Bradberry
Resurrection (1927)
The Lily (1926)
as Mrs. Arnaud Sr
Ella Cinders (1926)
as Ma Cinders
The Only Thing (1925)
as Princess Erek
Stella Dallas (1925)
as Mrs. Tibbets
Eve's Secret (1925)
Enticement (1925)
as Mrs. Blake
The Dark Swan (1924)
as Mrs. Quinn
Broadway After Dark (1924)
as Mrs. Smith
How to Educate a Wife (1924)
as Mrs. Bancks
Long Live the King (1923)
as Archduchess Annuncita
The Marriage Market (1923)
Peg o' My Heart (1922)
as Mrs. Chichester
Nancy from Nowhere (1922)
as Mrs. Kelly
She Couldn't Help It (1920)
as Mother Hogan
Nurse Marjorie (1920)
as Duchess of Donegal
The Mother and the Law (1919)
as Miss Mary Jenkins
A Weaver of Dreams (1918)
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
as Mary T. Jenkins (Modern Story)
Sunshine Molly (1915)
as Mrs. O'Brien
Hypocrites (1915)
as Parishioner (uncredited)

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