Sam Hardy
Date of Birth
Mar 21, 1883
Birth Place:
New Haven, CT

Biography

Robust, hearty character actor Sam Hardy made the transition from stage to films in 1915. Among Hardy's silent screen roles were Simon Legree in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1920) and Cornelius Vanderbilt in Little Old New York (1923). His deep, full-barreled voice made him an indispensable talking-picture supporting actor in such roles as crooked religious-revival promoter Bob Hornsby in Capra's The...