Sheldon Lewis

Sheldon Lewis (April 20, 1868 – May 7, 1958) was an American actor of the silent era best known for his antagonistic roles. He appeared in 93 films between 1914 and 1936.

Sheldon Lewis
Sheldon Lewis 1921.jpg
Wid's Year Book, 1921
Born(1868-04-20)April 20, 1868
DiedMay 7, 1958(1958-05-07) (aged 90)
Years active1914–1936
Spouse(s)Virginia Pearson (? - 1928)

Lewis was married to actress Virginia Pearson, and they were divorced in 1928. An Associated Press news brief about the divorce said that Pearson accused Lewis of "jealousy, ill temper and abuse."[1] However, Pearson's obituary in The New York Times said, "throughout the remaining years of their lives, they remained constant companions."[2] The obituary indicated that the divorce was obtained because in that era marriage diminished a female film star's box-office appeal.[2]

Lewis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died in San Gabriel, California. His interment was located at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park.

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  1. ^ "Virginia Pearson Gets Divorce". The New York Times. Associated Press. March 29, 1928. p. 18. ProQuest 104594863. Retrieved December 19, 2020 – via ProQuest.
  2. ^ a b "Virginia Pearson dies". The New York Times. June 10, 1958. p. 33. ProQuest 114580310. Retrieved December 19, 2020 – via ProQuest.

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