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Lewis Stone - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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November 15, 1879 - September 12, 1953 - American actor, Academy Award nominee in 1929.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1879. In 1898 he took part in the Spanish-American War, after which he took up a career as a writer. After some time, Stone made his acting debut on the stage, and with the development of the film industry, he began to appear on the big screen.
During the First World War, Lewis Stone served in the ranks of the American army, and after its end he returned to filming. By that time, the actor was almost completely gray-haired, and despite his age, he often began to play older characters. In the 1920s, he was remembered for his roles in the silent films Normans of the North (1920), The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) and The Lost World (1925). In 1929, Lewis Stone was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Count Palen in the silent drama Patriot. In the next few years, the actor often starred with Greta Garbo, both in silent films and in her first sound films, but his most striking roles were in the films The Grand Hotel (1932) and Queen Christina (1933). Also, the development of his career was facilitated by a successful role in the Oscar-winning crime drama "State House" in 1930. In later years, the most striking in his career was the role of Judge James Hardy in the comedy series "MGM" about Andy Hardy, played by Mickey Rooney. The actor performed his role in fifteen films about Hardy, from 1937 to 1946.
Lewis Stone died outside his Beverly Hills mansion in September 1953. The actor reportedly suffered a heart attack while he was driving the neighborhood kids throwing stones at his garage. His contributions to the American film industry are starred on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.