Arthur Ashley

Active - 1915 - 1921  |   Born - Oct 6, 1886 in New York, NY  |   Died - Dec 28, 1970 in East, Islip, NY  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime

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A handsome, dark-haired actor with Vitagraph and Thanhouser in the early 1910s, Arthur Ashley also wrote screenplays and directed. Among his many films, the most notable was perhaps Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1917), in which he also co-starred as the leader of the revolutionaries, whose daughter (Lillian Cook) makes a less than historical attempt on the Mad Monk's (Montagu Love life. The film was produced by World, a conglomerate founded by Broadway entrepreneur William A. Brady to highlight his talented daughter Alice. Ashley either directed or co-starred with Alice Brady in at least five films, including The Divorce Game (1917) -- a breezy comedy written by a young Frances Marion. Leaving film in 1922, he died at the Percy Williams Home for retired actors in East Islip, NY.