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Sam De Grasse

From Wikipedia Samuel Alfred De Grasse (June 12, 1875 – November 29, 1953) was a Canadian actor. He was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, he trained to be a dentist. He married Annie McDonnell in 1904. Their daughter, Clementine Bell, was born in 1906. Annie died in 1909, probably in childbirth with another daughter, Olive. In 1910, Samuel practiced dentistry and he and Clementine were living in Providence, Rhode Island along with his older sister (also named Clementine) and her 14 year old son, Jerome Fauchy. Sam married British actress Ada Fuller Golden and became a step-father to her three children. His older brother Joe went into the fledgling movie business and Sam decided to also give it a try. He traveled to New York City and in 1912 he appeared in his first motion picture. At first he played standard secondary characters but when fellow Canadian Mary Pickford set up her own studio with her husband Douglas Fairbanks, he joined them. He portrayed the villainous Prince John in Fairbanks' 1922 Robin Hood. Afterward, he began to specialize in villainous roles. He was the uncle of successful cinematographer Robert De Grasse. He lived on the west coast until his death in Hollywood. He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.


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Born:
Jun 12, 1875 In Bathurst - New Brunswick - Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the movie The Birth of a Nation 1915-02-08
Latest Project:
Movie Wall Street 1929-12-01
Known For
Poster of Our Dancing Daughters
Poster of Painted People
Poster of A Woman's Fool

Sam De Grasse Movies Filmography

Movie
Wall Street
1929-12-01
Movie
The Last Performance
District Attorney 1929-10-13
Movie
The Racket
District Attorney Welch 1928-11-01
Movie
Our Dancing Daughters
Freddie's Father 1928-09-01
Movie
The Man Who Laughs
King James II 1928-04-27
Movie
When a Man Loves
Comte Guillot de Morfontaine 1927-08-21
Movie
Captain Salvation
Peter Campbell 1927-05-14
Movie
The King of Kings
Pharisee 1927-01-01
Movie
The Eagle of the Sea
Colonel Lestron 1926-10-17
Movie
The Black Pirate
Pirate Lieutenant 1926-03-08
Movie
Sally, Irene and Mary
Officer O'Dare 1925-12-27
Movie
The Virgin
Ricardo Ruiz 1924-08-01
Movie
Painted People
Henry Parrish 1924-01-28
Movie
Tiger Rose
Dr. Cusick 1923-12-09
Movie
Robin Hood
Prince John 1922-10-18
Movie
The Devil's Passkey
1920-08-08
Movie
Unseen Forces
Capt. Stanley 1920-11-29
Movie
The Skywayman
Dr. Wayne Leveridge 1920-09-05
Movie
Heart o' the Hills
Steve Honeycutt 1919-11-30
Movie
Blind Husbands
Dr. Armstrong 1919-10-21
Movie
The Exquisite Thief
Shaver Michael 1919-04-28
Movie
The Silk Lined Burglar
1919-03-31
Movie
Winner Takes All
1918-07-20
Movie
Brace Up
1918-03-18
Movie
A Woman's Fool
1918-08-17
Movie
The Narrow Path
1918-12-15
Movie
The Scarlet Car
Ernest Peabody 1917-12-24
Movie
The Winged Mystery
1917-11-26
Movie
Anything Once
1917-10-08
Movie
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Arthur Jenkins (Modern Story) 1916-09-04
Movie
The Half-Breed
Sheriff Dunn 1916-07-30
Movie
An Innocent Magdalene
Forbes Stewart 1916-06-18
Movie
The Good Bad Man
Bud Frazer / The Wolf 1916-04-21
Movie
Martyrs of the Alamo
Silent Smith 1915-11-20
Movie
The Birth of a Nation
Charles Sumner 1915-02-08