Wednesday, February 6, 2013
From my collection: Ralph Lewis
Reading about the 1915 D.W. Griffith Poe adaptation The Avenging Conscience in American Silent Horror (McFarland, 2012) by John T. Soister, et al. (highly recommended not coincidentally), I came across the actor Ralph Lewis, one of the Griffith stable of performers. Lewis was killed in a car accident in 1938 but another, much younger actor by the same name popped up in such genre films as The Utah Kid (1944), Dillinger (1945) and The Flying Serpent (1946).
Illustrations: the 1940s Ralph Lewis above, the older actor below.