Lewis Stone

Actor
Broadway lead who played courtly heroes in numerous silent films, making his mark in Rex Ingram's "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1922--dual role) and "Scaramouche" (1923). Despite his advanced years--he was 50 at the dawn of ... Read more »
Born: 11/15/1879 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (79)

All the Brothers Were Valiant 1953 (Movie)

Capt Holt (Actor)

It's a Big Country 1952 (Movie)

Church sexton (Actor)

Just This Once 1952 (Movie)

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Scaramouche 1952 (Movie)

Georges de Valmorin (Actor)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1952 (Movie)

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Angels in the Outfield 1950 (Movie)

Arnold P Hapgood (Actor)

Any Number Can Play 1949 (Movie)

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State of the Union 1948 (Movie)

Sam Thorndyke (Actor)

Love Finds Andy Hardy 1937 (Movie)

Judge James Hardy (Actor)

Suzy 1935 (Movie)

Baron Charville (Actor)

China Seas 1934 (Movie)

Davids (Actor)

David Copperfield 1934 (Movie)

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Letty Lynton 1932 (Movie)

District Attorney Haney (Actor)

Queen Christina 1932 (Movie)

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Mata Hari 1931 (Movie)

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Inspiration 1930 (Movie)

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Strictly Dishonorable 1930 (Movie)

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Romance 1929 (Movie)

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The Big House 1929 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Wild Orchids 1928 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Wonder of Women 1928 (Movie)

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A Woman of Affairs 1927 (Movie)

Hugh (Actor)

The Private Life of Helen of Troy 1926 (Movie)

Menelaus (Actor)

Scaramouche 1922 (Movie)

The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr (Actor)

Beau Revel 1920 (Movie)

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A Fool There Was (Movie)

John Schuyler (Actor)

Always Goodbye (Movie)

Graham (Actor)

An Affair of the Follies (Movie)

Hammersley (Actor)

Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

Andy Hardy's Double Life (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

Bureau of Missing Persons (Movie)

Captain Webb (Actor)

Child Thou Gavest Me (Movie)

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Girl from Montmartre (Movie)

Jerome Hautrix (Actor)

Grounds for Marriage (Movie)

Dr. Carlton R. Young (Actor)

Husbands and Lovers (Movie)

James Livingston (Actor)

Judge Hardy and Son (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

Judge Hardy's Children (Movie)

Judge James Hardy (Actor)

Key to the City (Movie)

Judge Silas Standish (Actor)

Life Begins for Andy Hardy (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

Madame X (Movie)

Floriot (Actor)

My Past (Movie)

John Thornley (Actor)

Night into Morning (Movie)

Dr. Horace Snyder (Actor)

Nomads of the North (Movie)

Corporal O'Connor (Actor)

Out West with the Hardys (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

Red Headed Woman (Movie)

William Legendre, Sr. (Actor)

Shipmates Forever (Movie)

Adm. Richard Melville (Actor)

Sporting Blood (Movie)

Davis Lockwood (Actor)

Stars in My Crown (Movie)

Dr. D.K. Harris Sr. (Actor)

Stolen Heaven (Movie)

Langauer (Actor)

Talk About a Stranger (Movie)

Mr. Wardlaw (Actor)

The Bad Man of Brimstone (Movie)

Mr. Jack Douglas (Actor)

The Bargain (Movie)

Maitland White (Actor)

The Bugle Sounds (Movie)

Col. Lawton (Actor)

The Courtship of Andy Hardy (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

The Dangerous Age (Movie)

John Emerson (Actor)

The Girl from Missouri (Movie)

Frank Cousins (Actor)

The Hardys Ride High (Movie)

Judge Hardy (Actor)

The Hoodlum Saint (Movie)

Father Nolan (Actor)

The Mask of Fu Manchu (Movie)

Nayland Smith (Actor)

The Mystery of Mr. X (Movie)

Inspector Connor (Actor)

The Outcast (Movie)

Lawyer Anthony Abbott (Actor)

The Secret Six (Movie)

Richard Newton (Actor)

The Sin of Madelon Claudet (Movie)

Carlo Boretti (Actor)

The Stranger (Movie)

Keith Darrant (Actor)

The Sun Comes Up (Movie)

Arthur Norton (Actor)

The Thirteenth Chair (Movie)

Inspector Marney (Actor)

The Trial of Mary Dugan (Movie)

Edward West (Actor)

The Unguarded Hour (Movie)

Gen. Lawrence (Actor)

The Wet Parade (Movie)

Col. Roger Chilcote (Actor)

The White Sister (Movie)

Prince Guido Chiaromonte (Actor)

Their Own Desire (Movie)

Mr. Marlett (Actor)

Treasure Island (Movie)

Capt. Alexander Smollett (Actor)

Unashamed (Movie)

Henry Trask (Actor)

Vanessa, Her Love Story (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

West Point of the Air (Movie)

Gen. Carter (Actor)

Yellow Jack (Movie)

Maj. Walter Reed (Actor)

Biography

Broadway lead who played courtly heroes in numerous silent films, making his mark in Rex Ingram's "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1922--dual role) and "Scaramouche" (1923). Despite his advanced years--he was 50 at the dawn of the sound era--Stone continued to play gentlemanly leads, often appearing opposite Greta Garbo, and eventually evolved into a dependable character player of numerous MGM productions, notably as Judge Hardy in the "Andy Hardy" series.

Relationships

Margaret Langham

Wife
Married 1907 until her death 1917

Florence Pryor

Wife
Married Divorced

Hazel Wolf

Wife
Wolf was with Stone when he died at home of a heart attack 1953

Milestones

1953

Died of heart attack while chasing vandals from his property; was to have appeared in "Sabrina" (1954)

1937

First film as Andy Hardy's father, "You're Only Young Once"

1929

First sound film, "The Trial of Mary Dugan"

1928

Rejoined MGM where, with a few exceptions, he remained for the rest of his career

1924

Worked for MGM shortly after its formation

1915

Film debut, "The Man Who Found Out"

1912

Became Broadway matinee idol with "The Bird of Paradise"

1900

Broadway debut, "Side-Tracked"

Made stage debut with Canadian stock company

Left college to serve in the Spanish-American War as an infantry instructor in the rank of lieutenant

Career interrupted by WWI service as a major in the cavalry

Bonus Trivia

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In his last years, Stone worked only twelve weeks a year at MGM, but at Mayer's insistence, was paid for a full forty weeks. ("The MGM Stock Company")

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