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).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Stone was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1928/29||Best Actor||The Patriot (1928)||Count Pahlen||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.