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PHOTOS: The History of Abraham Lincoln on Film

The 16th president has been a Hollywood star and box office attraction since the earliest days of Hollywood

Abe Lincoln in Illinois, 1940

Raymond Massey
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In the film adaptation of novelist Robert Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Raymond Massey reprised his stage role as Lincoln. The spellbinding performance won him an Oscar nomination.

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