Volume III: Biographies



Actor (1917)

Thanhouser Career Synopsis: Ralph C. Faulkner appeared in a Thanhouser film in 1917.

Biographical Notes: Ralph C. Faulkner was born in 1890 in San Antonio, Texas. He followed a stage career which included vaudeville and legitimate performances. At various times he was an impersonator (with his rendition of President Woodrow Wilson being particularly well known during the years of the presidents administration), quick sketch vaudeville artist, and cartoonist. For The Newark Ledger and The Washington Times he was a reporter for several years. He is believed to have commenced his screen career with Albuquerque Film. Faulkner appeared in the 1917 Thanhouser release of War and the Woman.

The 1918 edition of the Motion Picture Studio Directory noted that he specialized in cowboy and Indian parts. He was 510" tall, weighed 175 pounds, and had brown eyes and hair. At the time he lived in Sea Cliff, Long Island, New York. Ralph Faulkner appeared in films through the late 1930s. He died on August 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C. Surviving him were a son, Ralph, Jr., of Livingston, Montana, and a brother, James E. Faulkner, Jr., of San Antonio.

Thanhouser Filmography:

1917: War and the Woman (9-9-1917)

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