Sam de Grasse
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1875
Birth Place:
Bathurst, NB, Canada

Biography

For the first few years after his entry into films in 1912, the granite-featured Sam DeGrasse convincingly played romantic leads; he also was seen in dignified character roles, such as Senator Charles Sumner in Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) (A Southerner, Griffith was opposed to Sumner's reconstruction activities after the Civil War, but depicts the Senator as a unwitting hypocrite...