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Occupation
  
Actor

Years active
  
1911-1953


Name
  
Lewis Stone

Role
  
Actor

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Born
  
November 15, 1879 (
1879-11-15
)

Died
  
September 12, 1953, Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California, United States

Spouse
  
Hazel Elizabeth Wolf (m. 1930–1953), Margaret Langham (m. 1907–1917), Florence Oakley

Parents
  
Bertrand Stone, Philena Heald Ball

Movies
  
Grand Hotel, Queen Christina, Judge Hardy and Son, The Lost World, Mata Hari

Similar People
  
Lionel Barry, George B Seitz, Clarence Brown, Harry O Hoyt, George Fitzmaurice

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Lewis Shepard Stone (November 15, 1879 – September 12, 1953) was an American actor known for his role as Judge James Hardy in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Andy Hardy film series and as an MGM contract player.

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Early life and career

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Born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Bertrand Stone and Philena Heald Ball, Lewis Stone's hair turned gray prematurely (reportedly by age 20). Lewis served in the United States Army in the Spanish–American War, then returned to a career as a writer. He soon began acting. In 1912 Stone found success in the popular play Bird of Paradise which starred Laurette Taylor. The play was later filmed in 1932 and 1951. Stone's career was interrupted by World War I where he served again in the United States Army in the cavalry. He showed up in First National's 1920 Nomads of the North to good effect playing a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. He portrayed the title role in the 1922 silent film version of The Prisoner of Zenda.

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Stone was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929 for The Patriot. After that, he appeared in seven films with Greta Garbo, spanning both the silent and early sound periods. He played the role of Dr. Otternschlag in the Garbo film Grand Hotel, in which he utters the famous closing line: "Grand Hotel. People coming. Going. Nothing ever happens." He played a larger role in the 1933 Garbo film Queen Christina. His appearance in the successful prison film The Big House furthered his career, and he starred with some of the biggest names in Hollywood in the 1930s, such stars as Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ramón Novarro, Clark Gable, and Jean Harlow.

He played adventurers in the dinosaur epic The Lost World (1925) with Wallace Beery and The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) with Boris Karloff, and a police captain in Bureau of Missing Persons (1933). In 1937, Stone essayed the role which would become his most famous, that of Judge James Hardy in the Mickey Rooney Andy Hardy series. Stone appeared as the judge in fifteen movies, beginning with You're Only Young Once (1937).

Death

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Stone died in Hancock Park, Los Angeles on September 12, 1953, aged 73. He reportedly suffered a heart attack while chasing away some neighborhood kids who were throwing rocks at his garage. Another published report states that on that date Stone and his third wife were watching television when they heard a racket in the back yard. When he investigated, Stone found lawn furniture once again floating in the pool and glimpsed three or perhaps four teenage boys running towards the street. Stone gave chase despite his wife’s warning not to exert himself. Upon reaching the sidewalk, Stone suddenly collapsed. A gardener, Juan Vergara, witnessed the chase and summoned aid.

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A photo published in newspapers of the day showed Stone's body on the sidewalk immediately after the incident. The photo was later included in Kenneth Anger's Hollywood scandals book, Hollywood Babylon.

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Lewis Stone was later honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6524 Hollywood Blvd.



Filmography

Actor
1953
All the Brothers Were Valiant as
Capt. Holt
1952
The Prisoner of Zenda as
The Cardinal
1952
Scaramouche as
Georges de Valmorin
1952
Talk About a Stranger as
Mr. Wardlaw
1952
Just This Once as
Judge Samuel Coulter
1951
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology as
Church Sexton
1951
The Unknown Man as
Judge James V. Hulbrook
1951
Bannerline as
Josh
1951
Angels in the Outfield as
Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood
1951
Night Into Morning as
Dr. Horace Snyder
1951
Grounds for Marriage as
Dr. Carleton Radwin Young
1950
Stars in My Crown as
Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris, Sr.
1950
Key to the City as
Judge Silas Standish
1949
Any Number Can Play as
Ben Gavery Snelerr
1949
The Sun Comes Up as
Arthur Norton
1948
State of the Union as
Sam Thorndyke
1946
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy as
Judge Hardy
1946
Three Wise Fools as
Judge James Trumbell
1946
The Hoodlum Saint as
Father Nolan
1944
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble as
Judge Hardy
1942
Andy Hardy's Double Life as
Judge Hardy
1942
The Courtship of Andy Hardy as
Judge Hardy
1942
The Bugle Sounds as
Colonel Lawton
1941
Life Begins for Andy Hardy as
Judge Hardy
1941
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary as
Judge Hardy
1940
Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics - And Other Things (Short) as
Judge Hardy
1940
Sporting Blood as
Davis Lockwood
1940
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante as
Judge Hardy
1939
Loews Christmas Greeting (the Hardy Family) (Short) as
Judge James K. Hardy
1939
Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President as
The President
1939
Judge Hardy and Son as
Judge James K. Hardy
1939
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever as
Judge Hardy
1939
The Hardys Ride High as
Judge James K. Hardy
1939
The Ice Follies of 1939 as
Douglas Tolliver Jr.
1938
Out West with the Hardys as
Judge James 'Jim' K. Hardy
1938
The Chaser as
Dr. Delford Q. Prescott
1938
Love Finds Andy Hardy as
Judge James Hardy
1938
Yellow Jack as
Major Reed
1938
Stolen Heaven as
Joseph Langauer
1938
Judge Hardy's Children as
Judge James K. Hardy
1937
The Bad Man of Brimstone as
Mr. Jackson Douglas
1937
You're Only Young Once as
Judge James K. Hardy
1937
The Man Who Cried Wolf as
Lawrence Fontaine
1937
The Thirteenth Chair as
Inspector Marney
1937
Outcast as
Anthony Abbott (lawyer)
1936
Don't Turn 'em Loose as
John Webster
1936
Sworn Enemy as
Dr. Simon Gattle
1936
Suzy as
Baron Charville
1936
Small Town Girl as
Dr. Dakin
1936
The Unguarded Hour as
General Lawrence
1936
Three Godfathers as
James Underwood - aka 'Doc'
1936
Tough Guy as
Davis (scenes deleted)
1935
Shipmates Forever as
Adm. Richard Melville
1935
China Seas as
Davids
1935
Woman Wanted as
District Attorney
1935
Public Hero Number 1 as
Prison Warden
1935
West Point of the Air as
General Carter
1935
Vanessa, Her Love Story as
Adam Paris
1935
David Copperfield as
Mr. Wickfield
1934
Treasure Island as
Captain Smollett
1934
The Girl from Missouri as
Frank Cousins
1934
The Mystery of Mr. X as
Inspector Connor
1934
You Can't Buy Everything as
John Burton
1933
Queen Christina as
Oxenstierna
1933
Bureau of Missing Persons as
Capt. Webb (as Lewis S. Stone)
1933
Looking Forward as
Gabriel Service Sr.
1933
The White Sister as
Prince Chiaromonte
1933
Men Must Fight as
Edward Seward
1932
The Son-Daughter as
Dr. Dong Tong
1932
The Mask of Fu Manchu as
Nayland Smith
1932
Divorce in the Family as
John Parker
1932
Unashamed as
Henry Trask
1932
Red-Headed Woman as
William Legendre Sr.
1932
New Morals for Old as
Mr. Thomas
1932
Letty Lynton as
District Attorney Haney
1932
Night Court as
Judge William Osgood
1932
Grand Hotel as
Doctor Otternschlag
1932
The Wet Parade as
Roger Chilcote
1931
Mata Hari as
Andriani
1931
Strictly Dishonorable as
The Judge
1931
The Sin of Madelon Claudet as
Carlo Boretti
1931
The Phantom of Paris as
Detective Costaud
1931
The Bargain as
Maitland White
1931
Always Goodbye as
John Graham
1931
My Past as
Mr. John Thornley
1931
The Secret 6 as
Richard Newton - Attorney at Law
1931
Father's Son as
William Emory
1931
Inspiration as
Raymond Delval
1930
Passion Flower as
Antonio Morado
1930
The Office Wife as
Lawrence Fellowes
1930
Romance as
Cornelius Van Tuyl
1930
The Big House as
Warden
1930
Strictly Unconventional as
Clive Champion-Cheney
1929
Their Own Desire as
Marlett
1929
Madame X as
Floriot
1929
Wonder of Women as
Stephen Trombolt
1929
The Trial of Mary Dugan as
Edward West
1929
Wild Orchids as
John Sterling
1928
A Woman of Affairs as
Dr. Hugh Trevelyan
1928
Freedom of the Press as
Daniel Steele
1928
The Patriot as
Count Pahlen
1928
The Foreign Legion as
Col. Destin
1927
The Private Life of Helen of Troy as
Menelaus
1927
The Prince of Headwaiters as
Pierre
1927
Lonesome Ladies as
John Fosdick
1927
The Notorious Lady as
Patrick Marlowe / John Carew
1927
An Affair of the Follies as
Hammersley
1926
The Blonde Saint as
Sebastian Maure
1926
Midnight Lovers as
Maj. William Ridgewell, RFC
1926
Don Juan's 3 Nights as
Johann Aradi
1926
Old Loves and New as
Gervas Carew
1926
The Girl from Montmartre as
Jerome Hautrive
1926
Too Much Money as
Robert Broadley
1925
What Fools Men as
Joseph Greer
1925
Fine Clothes as
Earl of Denham
1925
The Lady Who Lied as
Horace Pierpont
1925
The Talker as
Harry Lennox (as Lewis S. Stone)
1925
Confessions of a Queen as
The King
1925
The Lost World as
Sir John Roxton (as Mr. Lewis S. Stone)
1925
Cheaper to Marry as
Jim Knight (as Lewis S. Stone)
1924
Inez from Hollywood as
Stewart Cuyler (as Lewis S. Stone)
1924
Husbands and Lovers as
James Livingston (as Lewis S. Stone)
1924
Cytherea as
Lee Randon
1924
Why Men Leave Home as
John Emerson
1924
The Stranger as
Keith Darrant
1923
Scaramouche as
The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr
1923
You Can't Fool Your Wife as
Garth McBride
1923
The World's Applause as
John Elliott
1922
The Dangerous Age as
John Emerson
1922
Trifling Women as
The Marquis Ferroni
1922
The Prisoner of Zenda as
Rudolf Rassendyll / King Rudolf
1922
A Fool There Was as
John Schuyler
1922
The Rosary as
Father Brian Kelly (as Lewis S. Stone)
1921
The White Mouse (Short) as
Sgt. Blake, R.C.M.P.
1921
Pilgrims of the Night as
Philip Champion / Lord Ellingham) (as Lewis S. Stone)
1921
The Child Thou Gavest Me as
Edward Berkeley
1921
Don't Neglect Your Wife as
Langdon Masters
1921
The Golden Snare as
Sergeant Philip Raine
1921
The Northern Trail (Short) as
Jan Ducet
1921
Beau Revel as
Lawrence 'Beau' Revel (as Lewis S. Stone)
1921
The Concert as
Augustus Martinot (as Lewis S. Stone)
1920
Held by the Enemy as
Capt. Gordon Haine
1920
Nomads of the North as
Cpl. O'Connor (as Lewis S. Stone)
1920
Milestones as
John Rhead
1920
The River's End as
Derwent Conniston / John Keith
1919
Man's Desire as
Tom Denton (as Lewis S. Stone)
1918
The Man of Bronze as
John Adams (as Lewis S. Stone)
1918
Inside the Lines as
Captain Cavendish
1916
According to the Code as
Basil Beckenridge (as Lewis S. Stone)
1916
The Havoc as
Richard Craig
1916
Honor's Altar as
Warren Woods (as Lewis S. Stone)
1915
The Man Who Found Out (Short) as
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
Writer
1919
Man's Desire (story - as Lewis S. Stone)
Self
1944
Some of the Best (Documentary) as
Self - Commentator
1943
Plan for Destruction (Short) as
Self - Commentator
1941
Holiday Greetings 1941 (Short) as
Self
1940
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Big Parade of Hits for 1940 (Short) as
Self
1940
Screen Snapshots: Seeing Hollywood (Documentary short) as
Self - Rose Bowl Parade Spectator
1938
Another Romance of Celluloid (Documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)
1934
Screen Snapshots, Series 14, No. 1 (Documentary short) as
Self
1928
Voices Across the Sea (Short) as
Self
1923
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 7 (Documentary short) as
Self
1920
A Tour of the Thomas Ince Studio (Documentary short) as
Self
1920
A Trip Through the World's Greatest Motion Picture Studios (Short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2011
Extraordinary Women (TV Series) as
Self
- Hedy Lamarr (2011) - Self (uncredited)
2005
Garbo (Documentary)(uncredited)
2004
Love Find Andy Hardy Intro (Video documentary short) as
Judge James K. Hardy
2004
Checking Out: Grand Hotel (Video documentary short) as
Self - At the premiere
2003
Complicated Women (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1988
Entertaining the Troops (Documentary) as
Self
1976
That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) as
Clip from 'Grand Hotel'
1971
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Gov. Ronald Reagan/Bob Newhart/James Wong Howe (1971) - Self
1964
The Big Parade of Comedy (Documentary) as
Baron in 'Suzy'
1964
The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.16 (1964) - Self
1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up (Documentary) as
Self
1956
MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) as
Cornelius Van Tuyl in 'Romance'
- Episode #1.30 (1956) - Cornelius Van Tuyl in 'Romance'
1951
Strictly Dishonorable as
Self - Actor in Silent Movie 'A Woman of Affairs' (uncredited)
1949
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (Documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)
1944
Twenty Years After (Short)
1940
Hollywood: Style Center of the World (Documentary short) as
Self
1939
From the Ends of the Earth (Documentary short) as
Self
1939
Land of Liberty as
Maj. Walter Reed (edited from 'Yellow Jack')
1938
A Lost World (Short)
1938
Personality Parade (Documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)

References

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