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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 17, 1913, Image 7

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SEEN LINCOLN IN THE "MOVIES"? WELL1.T WAS THIS CHAP!
Ralph' Ince,
Ralph Ince has taken :advantage, of
his unusual length of physipgnom'y to
create one of the best-known, present-day
Lincoln characters. He is
young" and athletic But ,he delights
to hide his few years "behind deep
thought lines arid bury, his eyes (be
neath shaggy brows and between,
deep-furrowed crow's feet in order to
bring back thewidely-loved memory
of the martyred. president' to 'moving
picture audiences;- .
InceMs one of the yitigraph, direc
tors, though he startedin four years
ago as an ordinary player. To those
who have followed the speaking
stage player it may. be of interest to
know that he1 is the youngestson of
the late John E. Ihce.v well-known in
theatrical circles.
Ince the younger had quite a. varied
experience behind the footlights,too,
appearing in. "Ben Hut)" "The Col
lege Widow"; -with Richard. Mans
field, the. Klawand Erlanger com-,
panies and with Savage. He also had,
his turn in vaudeville".
Although he has done many good
characters in the "movies," his name
has become famous through this one
clever creation of the" Abraham Lin
coln character. ,
A little boy with a gained expres
sion sat on a public seat.
'.'Are you unwell?" someone asked
him.
'No.;'
"Have you lost anything?"
"Never had .nothing to lose."
"What 'is the matter with you
then?"
"I'm sitting, on a wasp."
"Go'od gracious! Why on earth
dorift you get up?"
-"I'm thinking that maybe I'm hurt- "
ing the wasp as much. as Tie's hurting
me,"

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