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Lewis Stone

By the time that he was 20, Lewis Stone had turned prematurely grey. He enlisted to fight in the Spanish American War and when he returned, he returned to be a writer. This turned to acting and he began to appear in films during the middle teens. His career was again interrupted by war as he served in the cavalry during World War I. After the war, he returned to films and quickly graduated to lead roles. With his distinguished look and grey hair, he was able to play the roles of well mannered romantic men. In 1921, Lewis starred in Don't Neglect Your Wife (1921). In the next year, he starred with Alice Terry, who played the heroine, and Ramon Novarro in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) and Scaramouche (1923). In 1924, Metro merged into the new MGM where Lewis remained for the rest of his career. He was busy over the next few years and garnered an Academy Award nomination for The Patriot (1928). In 1928, he appeared in the first of a series of pictures with Greta Garbo. In A Woman of Affairs (1928) he played the older doctor, a friend of the family. But two years later in Romance (1930), he played her lover. Lewis made the transition from silent to sound with The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929), which starred Norma Shearer. Sound did not cause Lewis any problems and he continued to be busy with his roles as the distinguished lead. The Big House (1930) was highly successful for MGM and he appeared in other popular movies such as The Phantom of Paris (1931) with John Gilbert and Red-Headed Woman (1932) with Jean Harlow. He appeared with Garbo in Inspiration (1931), Mata Hari (1931), Grand Hotel (1932) and Queen Christina (1933). In the late 30s he took on a role for which he was long remembered - the role of Judge James Hardy who had a son named Andy. Judge Hardy was the father audiences wanted in the late 30s early 40s. He was kind, intellectual, fair and as patient as he had to be with Andy, played by Mickey Rooney. This series occupied most of his screen time until it ended and he did slow down during the late 40s. In the 50s he continued to appear in a number of pictures including remakes of the two he had made 30 years before with Alice Terry. He suffered a heart attack and died in 1953 after appearing in over 200 films.

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Nov 15, 1879 в Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie Nomads of the North 1920-09-25
Последний проект:
Кино Complicated Women 2003-05-06
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Poster of David Copperfield
Poster of Looking Forward
Poster of The World's Applause
Кино Complicated Women 2003-05-06
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино All the Brothers Were Valiant le capitaine Holt 1953-11-13
Кино Talk About a Stranger William J. Wardlaw 1952-04-18
Кино Just This Once Judge Samuel Coulter 1952-02-27
Кино Scaramouche Georges de Valmorin 1952-05-08
Кино The Prisoner of Zenda The Cardinal 1952-11-14
Кино Night Into Morning Dr. Horace Snyder 1951-06-08
Кино Grounds for Marriage Dr. Carleton Radwin Young 1951-01-19
Кино Bannerline Josh 1951-10-12
Кино Angels in the Outfield Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood 1951-10-19
Кино The Unknown Man Judge James V. Hulbrook 1951-11-16
Кино Эта большая страна Church sexton 1951-11-20
Кино Key to the City Judge Silas Standish 1950-02-02
Кино Stars in My Crown Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris, Sr. 1950-05-11
Кино Any Number Can Play Ben Gavery Snelerr 1949-07-15
Кино The Sun Comes Up Arthur Norton 1949-05-12
Кино State of the Union Sam Thorndyke 1948-04-30
Кино Love Laughs at Andy Hardy Judge Hardy 1947-01-16
Кино The Hoodlum Saint Father Nolan 1946-04-04
Кино Three Wise Fools Judge James Trumbell 1946-09-26
Кино Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy 1944-05-04
Кино Plan for Destruction Commentator 1943-04-22
Кино The Bugle Sounds Col. Jack Lawton 1942-01-30
Кино Andy Hardy's Double Life Judge James K. Hardy 1942-12-01
Кино The Courtship of Andy Hardy Judge James K. Hardy 1942-03-03
Кино Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Judge James K. Hardy 1941-02-21
Кино Life Begins for Andy Hardy Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy 1941-08-15
Кино Holiday Greetings 1941 Himself 1941-12-25
Кино Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics... and Other Things Judge Hardy 1940-01-01
Кино Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy 1940-07-05
Кино Sporting Blood Davis Lockwood 1940-07-11
Кино Loews Christmas Greeting (The Hardy Family) Judge James K. Hardy 1939-01-09
Кино The Ice Follies of 1939 Douglas Tolliver Jr. 1939-03-10
Кино Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy 1939-07-21
Кино Judge Hardy and Son Judge James K. Hardy 1939-12-22
Кино The Hardys Ride High Judge James K. Hardy 1939-04-21
Кино Stolen Heaven Joseph Langauer 1938-05-11
Кино Yellow Jack Maj. Walter Reed 1938-05-27
Кино Judge Hardy's Children Judge James K. Hardy 1938-03-26
Кино Love Finds Andy Hardy Judge James K. Hardy 1938-07-22
Кино Out West with the Hardys Judge James 'Jim' K. Hardy 1938-11-25
Кино The Thirteenth Chair Inspector Marney 1937-05-07
Кино The Man Who Cried Wolf Lawrence Fontaine 1937-08-29
Кино The Bad Man of Brimstone Jackson Douglas 1937-12-31
Кино You're Only Young Once Judge James K. Hardy 1937-12-10
Кино The Unguarded Hour General Lawrence 1936-04-10
Кино Three Godfathers 'Doc' 1936-03-06
Кино Small Town Girl Dr. Dakin 1936-04-10
Кино Sworn Enemy Doctor Simon 'Doc' Gattle 1936-09-11
Кино Suzy Baron 1936-07-20
Кино Don't Turn 'em Loose John Webster 1936-09-18
Кино West Point of the Air Gen. Carter 1935-03-23
Кино David Copperfield Mr. Wickfield 1935-01-18
Кино Vanessa: Her Love Story Adam Paris 1935-03-01
Кино Woman Wanted District Attorney 1935-08-02
Кино Public Hero Number 1 Warden 1935-05-31
Кино Shipmates Forever Adm. Richard Melville 1935-10-12
Кино China Seas Tom Davids 1935-08-16
Кино You Can't Buy Everything John Burton 1934-01-26
Кино The Mystery of Mr. X Connor 1934-02-23
Кино The Girl from Missouri Frank Cousins 1934-08-03
Кино Treasure Island Captain Smollett 1934-08-17
Кино Men Must Fight Edward Seward 1933-02-17
Кино The White Sister Prince Guido Chiaromonte 1933-04-14
Кино Бюро пропавших без вести Police Captain Webb 1933-09-08
Кино Looking Forward Gabriel Service Sr. 1933-04-28
Кино Queen Christina Oxenstierna 1933-12-26
Кино Night Court Judge Osgood 1932-06-04
Кино Гранд Отель Doctor Otternschlag 1932-05-25
Кино The Wet Parade Roger Chilcote 1932-03-26
Кино New Morals For Old Mr. Thomas 1932-06-04
Кино Letty Lynton District Attorney Haney 1932-05-13
Кино The Son-Daughter Dr. Dong Tong 1932-12-23
Кино Red-Headed Woman William 'Will' Legendre Sr. 1932-06-25
Кино Divorce In The Family John Parker 1932-08-27
Кино The Mask of Fu Manchu Nyland Smith 1932-11-05
Кино Unashamed Henry Trask 1932-07-02
Кино My Past John Thornley 1931-05-03
Кино Inspiration Raymond Delval 1931-01-01
Кино The Secret Six Richard 'Newt' Newton - Attorney at Law 1931-04-18
Кино Always Goodbye John Graham 1931-05-31
Кино The Phantom of Paris Costaud 1931-09-12
Кино Mata Hari Andriani 1931-12-26
Кино Strictly Dishonorable Henry Greene 1931-12-26
Кино The Sin of Madelon Claudet Carlo Boretti 1931-10-23
Кино Strictly Unconventional Clive Champion-Cheney 1930-05-03
Кино The Big House Warden James Adams 1930-06-14
Кино Romance Cornelius 'Corny' Van Tuyl 1930-08-26
Кино Passion Flower Antonio Morado 1930-12-06
Кино The Office Wife Larry Fellowes 1930-08-23
Кино The Trial Of Mary Dugan Edward West 1929-06-08
Кино Wonder of Women 1929-07-12
Кино Wild Orchids John Sterling 1929-02-23
Кино Madame X Louis Floriot 1929-08-17
Кино Their Own Desire Henry 'Hal' Marlett 1929-12-27
Кино The Patriot Count Pahlen 1928-09-01
Кино A Woman of Affairs Dr. Hugh Trevelyan 1928-12-15
Кино The Notorious Lady Patrick Marlowe / John Carew 1927-03-26
Кино The Private Life of Helen of Troy Menelaus 1927-12-09
Кино Confessions of a Queen The King 1925-03-29
Кино The Lost World Sir John Roxton 1925-06-22
Кино Cytherea Lee Randon 1924-05-04
Кино The World's Applause John Elliott 1923-01-29
Кино Scaramouche The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr 1923-09-15
Кино The Prisoner of Zenda Rudolf Rassendyll / King Rudolf 1922-09-11
Кино Beau Revel Lawrence 'Beau' Revel 1921-03-19
Кино Don't Neglect Your Wife Langdon Masters 1921-07-31
Кино Nomads of the North Cpl. O'Connor 1920-09-25