Robert Ellis

Active - 1915 - 1935  |   Born - Jun 27, 1892 in Brooklyn, New York City, NY  |   Died - May 20, 1935 in Hollywood, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Comedy, Mystery, Romance

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Stage actor Robert Ellis joined the Kalem Film Company in 1915 and directed his first film, Apaches of Paris, the same year. He remained much in demand as a leading man into the '20s, occasionally taking time to direct films for such producers as Lewis J. Selznick. After making a satisfactory talkie debut in the 1929 super musical Broadway, Ellis settled into character parts, usually playing big-city detectives. His wives included actresses May Allison and Vera Reynolds.

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