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Walter L. Lewis

Walter L. Lewis (1884-1957)  Famous child actor and vaudevillian who started acting at age 5.  Break-out role was as the foundling  “Dick” in “The Soudan.” Critics wrote that the boy’s death scene was very convincing. As an adult resident of Haworth, he helped with many town theatricals. His father, Horace Lewis, also an actor, often appeared onstage with Edwin Booth. Walter Lewis served as borough clerk during the 1940s.