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Sam Ash Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Aug 28, 1884
  • Died: Oct 20, 1951

A veteran vaudeville performer from Kentucky, wavy-haired Sam Ash was fairly busy in Broadway musicals of the 1910s and 1920s, including the hugely successful Katrinka (1915), Some Party (1922; with [[Performer~P57947~Jed Prouty~jedprouty]] and [[Performer~P33219~De Wolf Hopper~dewolfehopperjr]]), and The Passing Show of 1922. Third-billed in his screen debut as one of the suspects in the Craig Kennedy mystery [[Feature~V115207~Unmasked~unmasked]] (1929), Ash went on to play literally hundreds of bit parts as waiters, news vendors, ship stewards, reporters, and the like. He was popular with the Republic Pictures serial units in the 1940s, playing one of the reporters swooping down on poor [[Performer~P16245~Louise Currie~louisecurrie]] in [[Feature~V132853~The Masked Marvel~themaskedmarvel[serial]]] (1944) and a florist in [[Feature~V8074~Captain America~captainamerica[serial]]] (1944), to mention but two of many chapterplay roles. His final film, the Warner Bros. Western [[Feature~V5470~The Big Sky~thebigsky]] (1952), was released posthumously. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi