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Robert G. Vignola

Robert G Vignola
Personal information
Birth dateAugust 05, 1882
Place of birthTrivigno, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Date of deathOctober 25, 1953(age 71)
Death placeHollywood, California United States
OccupationActor, Screenwriter and Film director

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Robert G. Vignola (August 5, 1882 - October 25, 1953 was an Italian-born American actor, screenwriter and film director in American cinema. He made a handful of sound films in the early years of talkies but his career essentially ended in the silent era. Had a long association directing the early films of Pauline Frederick.

Born in Trivigno, Potenza, Basilicata, Robert Vignola was raised in upstate New York. He began his film career as an actor with Kalem Studios in silent films in 1906 and in 1911 directed the first of his eighty-seven films.

As an actor, one of Vignola's most notable film roles was as "Judas Iscariot" in 1912's From the Manger to the Cross. As a director, he is probably best remembered for 1922's big-budget epic, When Knighthood Was in Flower and the 1934 production of The Scarlet Letter.

Robert Vignola died in Hollywood, California in 1953 and was buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New York.

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