~Vera Lewis~

Born: June 10, 1873 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: February 8, 1956 (age 82) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
~Filmography~
It Had to Be You (1947) ... Mrs. Brown (scenes deleted)
Wife to Spare (Short) (1947) ... Mrs. Upton
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) ... Woman in Chauffeured Car (uncredited)
Stallion Road (1947) ... Mrs. Pelton, Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
It's a Joke, Son! (1947) ... Hortense Dimwitty
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946) ... Scrubwoman (uncredited)
The Killers (1946) ... Ma Hirsch (uncredited)
Spook Busters (1946) ... Mrs. Grimm
The Cat Creeps (1946) ... Cora Williams
Cinderella Jones (1946) ... Woman in Courtroom (uncredited)
Rhythm Round-Up (1945) ... Mrs. Squimp
Hollywood and Vine (1945) ... Fanny
I Was a Criminal (1945)
The Suspect (1944) ... Hannah Barlow (uncredited)
Mr. Skeffington (1944) ... Wife of Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Princess O'Rourke (1943) ... Matilda (uncredited)
Someone to Remember (1943) ... Aggressive Miss Green
The Gorilla Man (1943) ... Landlady (uncredited)
The Hard Way (1943) ... Actress as 'Aunt Vera Elliott' in 'Morning Melody' (uncredited)
Busses Roar (1942) ... Mrs. Dipper
The Gay Sisters (1942) ... Courtroom Visitor with Dog (uncredited)
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (Short) (1942) ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) ... Actress (uncredited)
Moontide (1942) ... Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
Larceny, Inc. (1942) ... First Customer (uncredited)
Lady Gangster (1942) ... Ma Silsby
Bullet Scars (1942) ... Charles' Wife (uncredited)
Remember the Day (1941) ... Teacher (uncredited)
The Body Disappears (1941) ... Mrs. Moggs (uncredited)
They Died with Their Boots On (1941) ... Head Nurse (uncredited)
Miss Polly (1941) ... Elvira Pennywinkle
Three Girls About Town (1941) ... Clubwoman (uncredited)
One Foot in Heaven (1941) ... Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
Passage from Hong Kong (1941) ... Tourist (uncredited)
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) ... Mrs. Slocum
The Smiling Ghost (1941) ... Mrs. Crockett (uncredited)
Manpower (1941) ... Wife of the Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) ... Mrs. Jordan (uncredited)
Million Dollar Baby (scenes deleted)(1941)
Model Wife (1941) ... Mrs. Leahy (uncredited)
Knockout (1941) ... Mrs. Turner (scenes deleted)
The Lady and the Lug (Short) (1941) ... Elsa's Society Friend (uncredited)
Here Comes Happiness (1941) ... Mrs. James
Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos (Short) (1941) ... Mrs. Marshall (uncredited)
Honeymoon for Three (1941) ... Book Club Member (uncredited)
Four Mothers (1941) ... Mrs. Ridgefield
She Couldn't Say No (1940) ... Pansy Hawkins
A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940) ... Maidy, Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Father Is a Prince (1940) ... Carrie
Always a Bride (1940) ... Second Old Maid (scenes deleted)
Calling All Husbands (1940) ... Mrs. McGillicuddy (uncredited)
Money and the Woman (1940) ... Mrs. Leslie, First Bank Depositor (uncredited)
They Drive by Night (1940) ... Landlady (uncredited)
All This, and Heaven Too (1940) ... Queen Amélia of France (uncredited)
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Women in War (1940) ... Pierre's Wife (uncredited)
An Angel from Texas (1940) ... Mrs. Gates (uncredited)
The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940) ... Mrs. Norma Stewart
Adventure in Diamonds (1940) ... Mrs. MacPherson
Granny Get Your Gun (1940) ... Carrie

Four Wives (1939) ... Mrs. Ridgefield
Private Detective (1939) ... Mrs. Widner
The Return of Doctor X (1939) ... Miss Sweetman
Kid Nightingale (1939) ... Woman Crashing Vase Over Husband's Head (uncredited)
The Roaring Twenties (1939) ... Mrs. Gray
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) ... Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
Espionage Agent (1939) ... American Tourist Going to Desert (uncredited)
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) ... Miss Rosemary Turnbull
Hell's Kitchen (1939) ... Sarah Krispan
Naughty But Nice (1939) ... Aunt Annabella Hardwick
Sweepstakes Winner (1939) ... Mrs. McCarthy, the Landlady
Women in the Wind (1939) ... Farmer's Wife
Dodge City (1939) ... League Member in Polka-Dot Dress (uncredited)
On Trial (1939) ... Mrs. Leeds - Juror #8
Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939) ... Mrs. Dibble (uncredited)
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) ... Dowager (uncredited)
Blackwell's Island (1939) ... Hospital Desk Nurse (uncredited)
Devil's Island (1939) ... Gaudet's Housekeeper (uncredited)
Comet Over Broadway (1938) ... Mrs. Appleton
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) ... Soapy's Mother (uncredited)
Nancy Drew: Detective (1938) ... Miss Van Deering (uncredited)
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938) ... Woman at Schmidt's Pet Store (uncredited)
Hard to Get (1938) ... Mrs. Petewyler (uncredited)
Girls on Probation (1938) ... Miss Lewis - Secretary (uncredited)
The Sisters (1938) ... Dowager at Ball (uncredited)
Broadway Musketeers (1938) ... Landlady (uncredited)
Boy Meets Girl (1938) ... Studio Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
Four Daughters (1938) ... Mrs. Ridgefield
Mr. Chump (1938) ... Mrs. Fletcher (uncredited)
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) ... Juror (uncredited)
Racket Busters (1938) ... Jordan's Neighbor (uncredited)
Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938) ... Accident Spectator (uncredited)
Crime School (1938) ... Aunt Liz (uncredited)
In Old Chicago (1938) ... Wedding Witness (uncredited)
Nothing Sacred (1937) ... Miss Sedgewick (uncredited)
Maid of Salem (1937) ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Missing Girls (1936) ... Ma Barton
Dancing Pirate (1936) ... Orville's Mother (uncredited)
Don't Get Personal (1936) ... Spinster (uncredited)
Paddy O'Day (1936) ... Aunt Flora
Never Too Late (1935) ... Mother Hartley
Way Down East (1935) ... Mrs. Poole
Navy Wife (1935) ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) ... Mrs. Neselrode
The Daring Young Man (1935) ... Secretary to the Duchess (uncredited)
Alias Mary Dow (1935) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Roaring Roads (1935) ... Aunt Harriet
The Meanest Gal in Town (1934) ... Woman at Mayor's Outing (uncredited)
After Tonight (1933) ... Anna Huber, a Cleaner (uncredited)
Meet the Baron (1933) ... Head Housekeeper (uncredited)
My Lips Betray (1933) ... Gossipy Woman in Curlers (uncredited)
Hold Your Man (1933) ... Mrs. Gargan (uncredited)
King Kong (1933) ... New York Theatregoer (uncredited)
Night Nurse (1931) ... Miss Dillon
Command Performance (1931) ... Queen Elizabeth
Just Imagine (1930) ... 1980 Census Taker (uncredited)
Strictly Unconventional (1930) ... Duchess of Brocklehurst (uncredited)
Wide Open (1930) ... Mrs. Hathaway - Agatha's Mother

The Drake Case (1929) ... 'Miss' Drake (uncredited)
Coquette (1929) ... Miss Jenkins (uncredited)
The Iron Mask (1929) ... Madame Peronne
The Home Towners (1928) ... Mrs. Calhoun
Ramona (1928) ... Señora Moreno
Something Always Happens (1928) ... Gräfin Agathe
Satan and the Woman (1928) ... Mrs. Leone Daingerfield
The Small Bachelor (1927) ... Mrs. Waddington
What Happened to Father? (1927) ... Mrs. Bradberry
Thumbs Down (1927) ... Mrs. Hale
Resurrection (1927) ... Aunt Marya
The Broken Gate (1927) ... Invalid
Take It from Me (1926) ... Mrs. Forsythe
King of the Pack (1926) ... 'Widder' Gasper
The Lily (1926) ... Mrs. Arnaud Sr
The Passionate Quest (1926) ... Mrs.Gardner
Ella Cinders (1926) ... Ma Cinders
The Gilded Butterfly (1926) ... Mrs. Ralston
The Only Thing (1925) ... Princess Erek
Stella Dallas (1925) ... Mrs. Tibbets
Enticement (1925) ... Mrs. Blake
Eve's Secret (1925) ... Duchess
Who Cares (1925) ... Grandmother Ludlow
The Dark Swan (1924) ... Mrs. Quinn
In Every Woman's Life (1924) ... Diana Lansdale
Cornered (1924) ... Mrs. Wells
Broadway After Dark (1924) ... Mrs. Smith
How to Educate a Wife (1924) ... Mrs. Bancks
Innocence (1923) ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Long Live the King (1923) ... Archduchess Annuncita
The Marriage Market (1923) ... Aunt Agnes Piggott
Desire (1923) ... Mrs. De Witt Harlan
Brass (1923) ... Mrs. Jones
The Glorious Fool (1922) ... Miss Hart
Peg o' My Heart (1922) ... Mrs. Chichester
Nancy from Nowhere (1922) ... Mrs. Kelly
She Couldn't Help It (1920) ... Mother Hogan
A Full House (1920) ... Aunt Penelope
The Poor Simp (1920) ... Mrs. Adams
Nurse Marjorie (1920) ... Duchess of Donegal
The Devil's Riddle (1920) ... Leading lady
The Blooming Angel (1920) ... Floss's Aunt

Lombardi, Ltd. (1919) ... Mollie
The Merry-Go-Round (1919) ... Mrs. Pomeroy
The Mother and the Law (1919) ... Miss Mary Jenkins
Yvonne from Paris (1919) ... Aunt Marie Provost
The Pest (1919) ... Housekeeper
The Lamb and the Lion (1919) ... Mrs. Robert Derby
As the Sun Went Down (1919) ... Ike's Wife
The Long Lane's Turning (1919) ... Charlotte Allen
The Vigilantes (1918)
A Bit of Jade (1918) ... Mrs. Abigail King
A Weaver of Dreams (1918) ... Aunt Hattie Taylor
The Trouble Buster (1917) ... Mrs. Westfall
Lost in Transit (1917) ... Mrs. Flint
Jack and the Beanstalk (1917) ... The Giantess
Married by Accident (Short) (1917) ... Edna's Maid
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) ... Mary Jenkins
The Argonauts of California - 1849 (1916)
The Price of Power (1916) ... Pauline Belmont - John's Second Wife
Cross Currents (1915) ... Mrs. Van de Veer
The Kid Magicians (Short) (1915) ... Georgie's Mother
Betty in Search of a Thrill (1915) ... Mrs. Hastings
Sunshine Molly (Short) (1915) ... Mrs. O'Brien
The Caprices of Kitty (1915) ... Miss Smyth
Hypocrites (1915) ... Parishioner (uncredited)
Dot's Elopement (Short) (1914) ... Dot's Mother (as Miss Lewis)
~Biography~
Vera Lewis was an American film and stage actress, begining in the silent film era. She entered films with
D, W. Griffith in 1914. She appeared in 183 films between 1915 and 1947. Unlike many silent film stars,
she made a smooth transition to "talking films", starting with her 1930 appearance in Wide Open. She
appeared in 58 films during the 1930s, and another 60 during the 1940s.

Vera had the attractive features of a mature woman. She was indeed quite lovable in person, even though
most of her screen characters were sharp-tongued and spiteful in the extreme.

Vera married Edward J. Mackay and had one daughter, Monica (Mona) Mackay.

She later married actor Ralph Percy Lewis who died in an auto accident on December 4, 1937.

She retired after 1947 and resided in Woodland Hills, California at the time of her death in 1956 at the
age of 82. She died at the Motion Picture Country House in Woodland Hills. She was a member of the
original Oliver Morosco stock company.