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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 March 1878Paris, France
Date of Death 12 July 1921Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA  (diabetes)

Mini Bio (1)

Son of Dr.Cornelius Herz (1845-1898), famous politician and electrician of Jewish German origin, and of Bianca Saroni (1855-1939) from Boston; he was born in Paris where the family emigrated in 1877. Ralph studied at Ecole Alsatienne and later at Eton and Trinity college. When his father lost his fortune through an investment with Ferdinand De Lesseps in the building of the Panama Canal, he was brought up by his aunt Mathilda Herz, wife of Italian baritone Napoleone Zardo. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he turned to the stage; his first stage appearance was at Haymarket, London, in "The School for scandal" in 1900; in 1902 he went to the USA with Mrs. Pat Campbell's company.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Federico Piscopo

Spouse (3)

Frances M. Logan (3 June 1916 - 12 July 1921) (his death)
Leah May (15 February 1913 - 26 June 1915) (divorced)
Lulu Glaser (23 May 1907 - 3 January 1912) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Ralph's third wife, Frances Logan, daughter of major William Richard Logan of New York, in 1924 married young actor Gavin Muir.
Second wife of Ralph, Leah May, after divorce, remarried with actor Everett Butterfield and thirdly in 1928 with 70 years old actor Frank Keenan.
Stage actor with an impressive theatrical resume (see "other Works). Herz performed on Broadway from 1902-1920.

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