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Robert Cain
American actor

Robert Cain

Robert Cain
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Quick Facts

Intro American actor
Was Actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 4 June 1886, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 April 1954, New York City, New York, USA (aged 67 years)
Star sign Gemini
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Robert Cain in Held by the Enemy (1920)


Robert Cain (June 4, 1886 — April 27, 1954) was an American actor who worked in the cinema during the silent era from 1915 to 1932. He retired with the advent of sound, and his last film dates back to 1932 (Rasputin and the Empress.)

Life and career

Cain was born on June 4, 1886, in Chicago, Illinois.

Cain made his screen debut in 1915, playing Gerald in Martha Morton's The Bachelor's Romance, alongside John EmersonLorraine Huling, and George LeGuere. The same year, he was seen in five other movies: James Kirkwood's The Dawn of a Tomorrow, James Durkin's The Running Fight, Hugh Ford's The White Pearl, Joseph Kaufman's When Youth Is Ambitious, and Hugh Ford and Edwin S. Porter's Lydia Gilmore.

The 1910s and the 1920s kept Cain busy with roles in several movies. His last screen credit was in 1927 in the role of Niles McCray in Ralph GravesRich Men's Sons, starring Graves, Shirley Mason, and Frances Raymond. After this, he had two more minor, uncredited roles—in Monta Bell's Man, Woman and Sin (1927) and in Richard Boleslawski and Charles Brabin's Rasputin and the Empress (1932).


Cain died on April 27, 1954, in New York City, New York, at the age of 67.

Selected filmography

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