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Lewis Stone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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. 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. 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. 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). Stone died in Hancock Park, Los Angeles on September 12, 1953, aged 73. Lewis Stone was later honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6524 Hollywood Blvd.

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Nov 15, 1879 In Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Honor's Altar 1916-02-14
Latest Project:
Movie Complicated Women 2003-05-06
Known For
Poster of Scaramouche
Poster of Just This Once
Poster of The Unknown Man
Poster of Father's Son
Movie Complicated Women Himself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Unknown 1964-09-02
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up Unknown 1963-07-01
Movie All the Brothers Were Valiant le capitaine Holt 1953-11-13
Movie Just This Once Judge Samuel Coulter 1952-02-27
Movie Talk About a Stranger William J. Wardlaw 1952-04-18
Movie The Prisoner of Zenda The Cardinal 1952-11-04
Movie Scaramouche Georges de Valmorin 1952-05-08
Movie Night Into Morning Dr. Horace Snyder 1951-06-08
Movie Bannerline Josh 1951-10-12
Movie Grounds for Marriage Dr. Carleton Radwin Young 1951-01-12
Movie The Unknown Man Judge James V. Hulbrook 1951-11-09
Movie It's a Big Country Church sexton 1951-11-20
Movie Angels in the Outfield Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood 1951-10-19
Movie Key to the City Judge Silas Standish 1950-02-02
Movie Stars in My Crown Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris, Sr. 1950-05-11
Movie The Sun Comes Up Arthur Norton 1949-05-12
Movie Any Number Can Play Ben Gavery Snelerr 1949-07-15
Movie State of the Union Sam Thorndyke 1948-04-30
Movie The Hoodlum Saint Father Nolan 1946-04-04
Movie Love Laughs at Andy Hardy Judge Hardy 1946-12-25
Movie Three Wise Fools Judge James Trumbell 1946-09-26
Movie Some of the Best Himself - Commentator 1944-01-01
Movie Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble Judge Hardy 1944-05-04
Movie Twenty Years After Unknown 1944-01-01
Movie Plan for Destruction Commentator 1943-04-22
Movie The Bugle Sounds Col. Jack Lawton 1942-01-30
Movie The Courtship of Andy Hardy Judge Hardy 1942-03-03
Movie Andy Hardy's Double Life Judge Hardy 1942-12-01
Movie Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Judge Hardy 1941-02-21
Movie Life Begins for Andy Hardy Judge Hardy 1941-08-15
Movie Holiday Greetings 1941 Himself 1941-12-25
Movie Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Big Parade Hits for 1940 Himself / Narrator 1940-01-01
Movie Hollywood: Style Center of the World Himself 1940-05-29
Movie Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics... and Other Things Judge Hardy 1940-01-01
Movie Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Judge Hardy 1940-07-05
Movie Sporting Blood Davis Lockwood 1940-07-11
Movie The Ice Follies of 1939 Douglas Tolliver Jr. 1939-03-10
Movie From the Ends of the Earth Unknown 1939-05-28
Movie Loews Christmas Greeting (The Hardy Family) Judge James K. Hardy 1939-01-09
Movie The Hardys Ride High Judge Hardy 1939-04-21
Movie Judge Hardy and Son Judge Hardy 1939-12-22
Movie Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President The President 1939-12-01
Movie Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Judge Hardy 1939-07-21
Movie Judge Hardy's Children Judge Hardy 1938-03-26
Movie Another Romance of Celluloid Self (uncredited) 1938-02-05
Movie Stolen Heaven Joseph Langauer 1938-05-11
Movie Love Finds Andy Hardy Judge Hardy 1938-07-22
Movie Out West with the Hardys Judge Hardy 1938-11-25
Movie Yellow Jack Maj. Walter Reed 1938-05-19
Movie The Chaser Delford Prescott 1938-07-29
Movie Outcast Anthony Abbott 1937-02-05
Movie The Thirteenth Chair Inspector Marney 1937-05-07
Movie You're Only Young Once Judge Hardy 1937-12-10
Movie The Man Who Cried Wolf Lawrence Fontaine 1937-08-29
Movie The Bad Man of Brimstone Jackson Douglas 1937-12-31
Movie Small Town Girl Dr. Dakin 1936-04-10
Movie Three Godfathers 'Doc' 1936-03-06
Movie The Unguarded Hour General Lawrence 1936-04-10
Movie Suzy Baron 1936-07-20
Movie Don't Turn 'em Loose John Webster 1936-09-18
Movie Sworn Enemy Doctor Simon 'Doc' Gattle 1936-09-11
Movie Vanessa: Her Love Story Adam Paris 1935-03-01
Movie West Point of the Air Gen. Carter 1935-03-23
Movie David Copperfield Mr. Wickfield 1935-01-18
Movie Shipmates Forever Richard Melville 1935-10-12
Movie Public Hero Number 1 Prison Warden 1935-05-31
Movie China Seas Tom Davids 1935-08-09
Movie Woman Wanted District Attorney 1935-08-02
Movie Queen Christina Oxenstierna 1934-02-09
Movie The Mystery of Mr. X Connor 1934-02-23
Movie You Can't Buy Everything John Burton 1934-01-26
Movie Treasure Island Captain Smollett 1934-08-17
Movie The Girl from Missouri Frank Cousins 1934-08-03
Movie Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 Unknown 1934-03-02
Movie Men Must Fight Edward Seward 1933-02-17
Movie The White Sister Prince Guido Chiaromonte 1933-03-17
Movie Looking Forward Gabriel Service Sr. 1933-04-28
Movie Bureau of Missing Persons Police Captain Webb 1933-09-16
Movie Grand Hotel Doctor Otternschlag 1932-05-25
Movie Night Court Judge William Osgood 1932-06-04
Movie New Morals for Old Mr. Thomas 1932-06-04
Movie The Wet Parade Roger Chilcote 1932-03-26
Movie Letty Lynton District Attorney Haney 1932-05-13
Movie The Mask of Fu Manchu Nyland Smith 1932-11-05
Movie The Son-Daughter Dr. Dong Tong 1932-12-23
Movie Divorce In The Family John Parker 1932-08-27
Movie Red-Headed Woman William 'Will' Legendre Sr. 1932-06-25
Movie Unashamed Henry Trask 1932-07-02
Movie My Past John Thornley 1931-05-03
Movie The Secret Six Richard 'Newt' Newton - Attorney at Law 1931-04-18
Movie Inspiration Raymond Delval 1931-01-31
Movie Always Goodbye John Graham 1931-05-31
Movie Father's Son William Emory 1931-03-07
Movie The Phantom of Paris Inspector Costaud 1931-09-12
Movie Mata Hari Andriani 1931-12-26
Movie Strictly Dishonorable Judge Dempsey 1931-12-26
Movie The Sin of Madelon Claudet Carlo Boretti 1931-10-23
Movie The Bargain Maitland White 1931-09-05
Movie Strictly Unconventional Clive Champion-Cheney 1930-05-03
Movie The Office Wife Larry Fellowes 1930-08-23
Movie The Big House Warden James Adams 1930-06-14
Movie Passion Flower Antonio Morado 1930-12-06
Movie Romance Cornelius 'Conny' Van Tuyl 1930-08-26
Movie Wild Orchids John Sterling 1929-02-23
Movie The Trial Of Mary Dugan Edward West 1929-06-08
Movie Wonder of Women Stephen Trombolt 1929-07-13
Movie Their Own Desire Henry 'Hal' Marlett 1929-12-27
Movie Madame X Louis Floriot 1929-08-17
Movie The Foreign Legion Col. Destin 1928-06-23
Movie The Patriot Count Pahlen 1928-09-01
Movie Freedom of the Press Daniel Steele 1928-10-28
Movie A Woman of Affairs Dr. Hugh Trevelyan 1928-12-15
Movie An Affair of the Follies Hammersley 1927-02-13
Movie The Notorious Lady Patrick Marlowe / John Carew 1927-03-26
Movie Lonesome Ladies John Fosdick 1927-07-03
Movie The Private Life of Helen of Troy Menelaus 1927-12-09
Movie The Prince of Headwaiters Pierre 1927-07-09
Movie The Girl from Montmartre Unknown 1926-01-31
Movie Old Loves and New Gervas Carew 1926-04-11
Movie Too Much Money Robert Broadley 1926-01-03
Movie Don Juan's 3 Nights Unknown 1926-09-04
Movie The Blonde Saint Sebastian Maure 1926-11-20
Movie Midnight Lovers Maj. William Ridgewell, RFC 1926-10-25
Movie Cheaper to Marry Jim Knight 1925-02-09
Movie The Lost World Sir John Roxton 1925-02-02
Movie Confessions of a Queen The King 1925-03-30
Movie The Lady Who Lied Horace Pierpont 1925-07-12
Movie What Fools Men Joseph Greer 1925-09-13
Movie The Talker Harry Lennox 1925-05-24
Movie Fine Clothes Earl of Denham 1925-08-09
Movie The Stranger Keith Darrant 1924-02-04
Movie Why Men Leave Home John Emerson 1924-03-03
Movie Inez from Hollywood Stewart Cuyler 1924-12-14
Movie Cytherea Lee Randon 1924-05-04
Movie Husbands and Lovers James Livingston 1924-11-02
Movie The Dangerous Age John Emerson 1923-02-04
Movie The World's Applause John Elliott 1923-01-29
Movie You Can't Fool Your Wife Garth McBride 1923-04-29
Movie Scaramouche The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr 1923-09-15
Movie A Fool There Was John Schuyler 1922-06-18
Movie The Rosary Father Brian Kelly 1922-01-16
Movie The Prisoner of Zenda Rudolf Rassendyll / King Rudolf 1922-09-11
Movie Trifling Women The Marquis Ferroni 1922-11-06
Movie Beau Revel Lawrence 'Beau' Revel (as Lewis S. Stone) 1921-03-19
Movie The Concert Augustus Martinot 1921-02-20
Movie The Northern Trail Jan Ducet 1921-07-03
Movie The Golden Snare Sergeant Philip Raine 1921-07-10
Movie The White Mouse Sgt. Blake, R.C.M.P. 1921-11-06
Movie Pilgrims of the Night Philip Champion / Lord Ellingham 1921-09-26
Movie The Child Thou Gavest Me Edward Berkeley 1921-08-20
Movie Don't Neglect Your Wife Langdon Masters 1921-07-31
Movie The River's End Derwent Conniston/John Keith 1920-02-22
Movie A Trip Through the World's Greatest Motion Picture Studios Himself 1920-08-15
Movie Held by the Enemy Capt. Gordon Haine 1920-10-24
Movie Milestones John Rhead 1920-09-09
Movie Nomads of the North Cpl. O'Connor 1920-09-25
Movie Man's Desire Tom Denton 1919-07-20
Movie Inside the Lines Captain Cavendish 1918-08-26
Movie The Man of Bronze John Adams 1918-12-09
Movie Honor's Altar Warren Woods 1916-02-14
Movie The Havoc Richard Craig 1916-03-20
Movie According to the Code Basil Beckenridge 1916-07-10