Job Actor
Years active 1914-1953
Top Roles The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr, Doctor Otternschlag, Judge James K. Hardy, Sam Thorndyke, Dr. Hugh Trevelyan
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Adventure, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsBook-Based, Pre-Code Cinema, Based on Play
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), (Producer), (Director)
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Lewis Stone Overview:

Character actor, Lewis Stone, was born Lewis Shepard Stone on Nov 15, 1879 in Worcester, MA. Stone died at the age of 73 on Sep 12, 1953 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, Westchester County, NY.


Lean, straight-backed American actor, a leading man of silents with occasional forays into silky villainy. His slightly sinister personality became a concerned one as the sound years wore on, and he became totally identified with his running role as the wise paterfamilias, Judge Hardy, in the Andy Hardy series. Nominated for an Academy Award on The Patriot. Died from a heart attack when trying to chase vandals from his property.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



Although Stone was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best ActorThe Patriot (1928)Count PahlenNominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Lewis Stone Quotes:

District Attorney Haney: Lawyers with brains are scarce.

Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy: Betsy's a New Yorker, so of course she carries a gat.

Carlo Boretti: I wish Spaniards wouldn't put so much tragedy in their music; they ask for love with so many tears.

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Lewis Stone Facts
He had a Lifetime Contract with MGM and appears in the Guiness Book Of World Records as "Artist With The Longest Contract To One Studio." He signed with MGM in 1924 at the very start of MGM and remained with them as a contract player until his death in 1953. A total of 29 years.

Fought in the Spanish-American War (1898).

Stone's death was a particularly tragic one. A group of rowdy teenagers had invaded his meticulously kept garden, and he ran out to prevent damage and ask them to leave. The effort proved too much for the gallant 73-year-old and he collapsed of a heart attack, dying almost instantly.

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