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Robert G. Vignola

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, 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 87 films. As an actor, one of Vignola's most notable film roles was as Judas Iscariot in From the Manger to the Cross (1912). As a director, he is directed the big-budget epic, When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922) and The Scarlet Letter (1934), the last film of Colleen Moore. Robert Vignola died in Hollywood, California in 1953 and was buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New York.

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