Vera Lewis

born: 10 June 1873
New York City, New York,
United States of America
died: 08 February 1956
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(myocardial degeneration & arteriosclerosis, age 82)

American character actress. In April of 1896, she married actor Edward Mackay in Jersey City, NJ. She used the name "Sarah Irving" for the church record but both his and her parents' names matched Julia F. Elder's and Edward Mackay's 1880 and 1900 Census records. Their daughter, Monica Mackay was born in NYC in October 1896. Sometime between 1905 and 1908 she divorced Edward Mackay and married Philip Lewis and as a team, they were a popular, prolific touring stage couple for many years until he died in an auto accident in LA in 1937.

Height: 5'8"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Miss Polly
Elvira Pennywinkle

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Acknowledgements: (1873 Jun 10: Manhattan NYC births 1846-1909) (1880 Census: Manhattan NYC)
(1896 Apr 15 Jersey City NJ: first marriage to actor Edward Jay Mackay) (1896 Oct 14 dau Monica Mackay born: very interesting bio at Findagrave) (1956 Feb 8 LA: Death Certificate age 82) (1956 Feb 8 LA: grave "Vera Irwin Elder Lewis": bio & photos)
Jim Jarvis (bio notes and information)

This page was last updated on: 20 January 2023