Character actor, Sam De Grasse, was born Samuel Alfred de Grasse on Jun 20, 1875 in Bathurst, Canada. De Grasse died at the age of 78 on Nov 29, 1953 in Hollywood, CA .
Sam De Grasse appeared in over 115 films and shorts from 1914 through 1930. He specialized in playing villains, most notably the villainous Prince John in the 1922 version of Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks.
De Gasse was the uncle of notable cinematographer Robert De Grasse (Stage Door, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, The Dick Van Dyke Show).(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
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