Lewis Stone


AMERICAN


Actor


Lewis met Baba in Hollywood at the MGM Studios on the 1st June, 1932

Recollections of Quentin Tod in Hollywood - 1932

Courtesy of The Awakener ; Vol.X11, Vol.3 - page 9
Courtesy of The Awakener ; Vol.X11, Vol.3 - page 9

ON JUNE 1st, Cath Gardner and Max and Lillian Wardall arrived from New York City. Baba visited Metro Goldwyn Mayer Film Studios the same day and saw the actor Lewis Stone perform. Baba met Virginia Bruce and saw the sets of Mata Hari, which Greta Garbo had just finished starring in. They also met the director Josef Von Sternberg, who was directing Marlene Dietrich in The Blond Venus. Baba commented that he did not care much for Marlene Dietrich's role, but liked Von Sternberg as a person.

 

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Lewis Stone


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Lewis Stone

from the trailer for Woman Wanted (1935)


Born Lewis Shepard Stone
November 15, 1879(1879-11-15)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died September 12, 1953 (aged 73)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active

1914–1953


Lewis Shepard Stone (November 15, 1879 – September 12, 1953) was an American actor.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Stone's hair grew gray by the time he was twenty. He fought in the Spanish-American War, then returned to a career as a writer. He soon began acting. In 1912 Stone found great success in the popular play Bird of Paradise which starred Laurette Taylor. The play was later filmed in 1932 and 1951 respectively. Stone's career was interrupted by World War I. By then he had a white-haired, distinguished appearance, and began appearing in roles which matched his demeanor.

Stone was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929 for The Patriot. After that, he appeared in several movies with Greta Garbo, most notably as Dr. Otternschlag in Grand Hotel. His appearance in the highly-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 Hardy in the Mickey Rooney "Andy Hardy" series. Stone appeared as the judge in fifteen movies, beginning with You're Only Young Once (1937).

Stone died in Beverly Hills, California on September 12, 1953. Reportedly, he suffered a heart attack while chasing away some neighborhood kids who were throwing rocks at his garage. A photo published in Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon shows Stone's body immediately after the incident.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6524 Hollywood Blvd.


Partial filmography