|THE INTERNATIONAL SILENT MOVIE|
1876 - 1935
The actor Robert Loraine began his acting career by a touring company
before he impersonated his first role at the London theater five years
In 1909 he was taken by a second passion - to be a pilot. He soon tried
to realize pioneering feats but went through some setbacks, but in 1910
he flew over the Irish sea on his way from England to Ireland first.
During World War I he joined the air force where he was promoted to a major in the course of the war and he took over a group. He was wounded several time but recovered every time.
After the war he continued his acting career and he shone especially in the plays "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Arms and the Man".
He made his film debut in 1922 with "Bentley's Conscience", it followed the silent movie "S.O.S." (28). In the 30's he appeared in few talkies like "Birds of Prey" (30), "Marie Galante" (34), "Outcast Lady" (34), "Limehouse Blues" (34) and "Father Brown, Detective" (34).
Robert Loraine was among others married with the actress Julie Opp.