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Lewis Stone ACTOR


Lewis Stone was born on November 15th, 1879 in Worcester, Massachusetts with the birth name Lewis Shepard Stone, born to Bertrand Stone and Philena Heald Ball.  After high school he enlisted to fight in the Spanish American War and upon completing his service he decided to pursue a career as a writer.
Soon he began developing an interest in acting and after receiving a small number of film roles he again took a break from employment to serve during World War I.  He then returned to acting and with ease began adding a number of film roles to his resume such as, "Don't Neglect Your Wife" (1921), "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1922), "Scaramouche" (1923), "The Lost World" (1925), and "The Patriot" (1928), a role for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination.
Now under contract with MGM more prominent roles began to come his way starring in the silent films, "A Woman of Affairs" (1928), and "Romance" (1930).  He made the transition from silent films to sound with ease adding, "The Trial of Mary Dugan" (1929), "The Big House" (1930), "The Phantom of Paris" (1931), "Inspiration" (1931), "Red-Headed Woman" (1932), "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (1932), "Grand Hotel" (1932), "Bureau of Missing Persons" (1933) and "Queen Christina" (1933).
He became most well known for his portrayal of Judge James Hardy in the Mickey Rooney, "Andy Hardy" series with a total of fifteen appearances in such films as, "You're Only Young Once" (1937), "Andy Hardy's Private Secretary" (1941), "The Courtship of Andy Hardy" (1942) and "Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble" (1944) among others.  
Stone was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry and he never pursued any television work.
Lewis Stone married a total of three times throughout his lifetime, first to Florence Oakley and they had two children before this marriage came to an end.  He then married Margaret Langham in 1907 and they were together until she passed away in 1910.  His third and final wife was Elizabeth Hazel Wolf whom he wed in 1930 and they were together until he passed away on September 12th, 1953 in Beverly Hills, California after suffering from a heart attack after trying to get some teenagers off his property.   

1953   All the Brothers Were Valiant

1952   The Prisoner of Zenda
1952   Scaramouche 

1952   Talk About a Stranger 

1952   Just This Once 
1951   It's a Big Country

1951   The Unknown Man 

1951   Bannerline 
1951   Angels in the Outfield 

1951   Night Into Morning 

1951   Grounds for Marriage
1950   Stars in My Crown 

1950   Key to the City

1949   Any Number Can Play
1949   The Sun Comes Up 

1948   State of the Union 

1946   Love Laughs at Andy Hardy 
1946   The Hoodlum Saint

1944   Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble 

1942   Andy Hardy's Double Life 
1942   The Courtship of Andy Hardy 

1942   The Bugle Sounds

1941   Life Begins for Andy Hardy
1941   Andy Hardy's Private Secretary

1940   Sporting Blood

1940   Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
1940   Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics... and Other Things (short) 

1939   Judge Hardy and Son
1939   Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President

1939   Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
1939   The Hardys Ride High

1939   The Ice Follies of 1939

1939   Loews Christmas Greeting
1938   Out West with the Hardys

1938   The Chaser 

1938   Love Finds Andy Hardy
1938   Yellow Jack

1938   Stolen Heaven 

1938   Judge Hardy's Children
1937   The Bad Man of Brimstone 

1937   You're Only Young Once 

1937   The Man Who Cried Wolf
1937   The Thirteenth Chair

1937   Outcast 

1936   Don't Turn 'em Loose
1936   Sworn Enemy 

1936   Suzy 

1936   Small Town Girl
1936   The Unguarded Hour

1936   Three Godfathers 

1936   Tough Guy 
1935   Shipmates Forever

1935   China Seas

1935   Woman Wanted 
1935   Public Hero #1 

1935   West Point of the Air

1935   Vanessa: Her Love Story
1935   David Copperfield 

1934   Treasure Island

1934   The Girl from Missouri 
1934   The Mystery of Mr. X

1934   You Can't Buy Everything 

1933   Queen Christina
1933   Bureau of Missing Persons

1933   Looking Forward

1933   The White Sister 
1933   Men Must Fight 

1932   The Son-Daughter

1932   The Mask of Fu Manchu
1932   Divorce in the Family

1932   Unashamed

1932   Red-Headed Woman 
1932   New Morals for Old 

1932   Letty Lynton 

1932   Night Court 
1932   Grand Hotel 

1932   The Wet Parade 

1931   Mata Hari 
1931   Strictly Dishonorable 

1931   The Sin of Madelon Claudet 

1931   The Phantom of Paris 
1931   The Bargain 

1931   Always Goodbye

1931   My Past
1931   The Secret Six 

1931   Father's Son 

1931   Inspiration 
1930   Passion Flower

1930   The Office Wife 

1930   Romance 
1930   The Big House

1930   Strictly Unconventional 

1929   Their Own Desire 
1929   Madame X 

1929   Wonder of Women 

1929   The Trial of Mary Dugan
1929   Wild Orchids

1928   A Woman of Affairs

1928   Freedom of the Press 
1928   The Patriot

1928   The Foreign Legion

1927   The Private Life of Helen of Troy
1927   The Prince of Headwaiters 

1927   Lonesome Ladies

1927   The Notorious Lady
1927   An Affair of the Follies

1926   The Blonde Saint

1926   Midnight Lovers
1926   Don Juan's Three Nights

1926   Old Loves and New

1926   The Girl from Montmartre
1926   Too Much Money

1925   What Fools Men 

1925   Fine Clothes 
1925   The Lady Who Lied

1925   The Talker 

1925   Confessions of a Queen
1925   The Lost World 

1925   Cheaper to Marry 

1924   Inez from Hollywood 
1924   Husbands and Lovers 

1924   Cytherea 

1924   Why Men Leave Home 
1924   The Stranger 

1923   Scaramouche

1923   You Can't Fool Your Wife 
1923   The World's Applause 

1923   The Dangerous Age 

1922   Trifling Women 
1922   The Prisoner of Zenda 

1922   A Fool There Was

1922   The Rosary
1921   The White Mouse

1921   Pilgrims of the Night 

1921   The Child Thou Gavest Me 
1921   Don't Neglect Your Wife

1921   The Golden Snare 

1921   The Northern Trail 
1921   Beau Revel 

1921   The Concert 

1920   Held by the Enemy 
1920   Nomads of the North 

1920   Milestones

1920   The River's End 
1919   Man's Desire 

1918   The Man of Bronze 

1918   Inside the Lines 
1916   According to the Code 

1916   The Havoc

1916   Honor's Altar
1915   The Man Who Found Out

1914   The Bargain 

Matinee Classics - Love Laughs at Andy Hardy starring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville, Hal Hackett, Dick Simmons, Geraldine Wall and Addison Richards
Matinee Classics - Mata Hari starring Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, C. Henry Gordon and Karen Morley
Matinee Classics - Love Laughs at Andy Hardy starring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville, Hal Hackett, Dick Simmons, Geraldine Wall and Addison Richards
Matinee Classics - Andy Hardy's Double Life starring Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford, Sara Haden, Esther Williams, William Lundigan, Robert Pittard, Robert Blake and Susan Peters
Matinee Classics - Any Number Can Play starring Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter, Frank Morgan, Mary Astor, Lewis Stone, Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Rambeau, Edgar Buchanan, Leon Ames, Mickey Knox, Richard Rober, William Conrad and Darryl Hickman
Matinee Classics - A Woman of Affairs starring John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Johnny Mack Brown, Douglas Fairbanks and Lewis Stone
Matinee Classics - The Bad Man of Brimstone starring Wallace Beery, Virginia Bruce, Dennis O'Keefe, Joseph Calleia, Lewis Stone, Guy Kibbee, Bruce Cabot, Cliff Edwards, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Arthur Hohl, Noah Beery, John Qualen, Charley Grapewin and Robert Barrat

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