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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 132

Birthday 1879-11-15

Day of Death 1953-09-12

Place of Birth Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

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Also Known As

  • Lewis Shepard Stone
  • Lewis S. Stone
  • Mr. Lewis Stone

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Complicated Women as Himself (archive footage)
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1964 The Big Parade of Comedy
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant as le capitaine Holt
1952 The Prisoner of Zenda as The Cardinal
1952 Scaramouche as Georges de Valmorin
1952 Talk About a Stranger as William J. Wardlaw
1952 Just This Once as Judge Samuel Coulter
1951 It's a Big Country as Church sexton
1951 The Unknown Man as Judge James V. Hulbrook
1951 Angels in the Outfield as Commissioner Arnold P. Hapgood
1951 Bannerline as Josh
1951 Night Into Morning as Dr. Horace Snyder
1951 Grounds for Marriage as Dr. Carleton Radwin Young
1950 Stars in My Crown as Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris, Sr.
1950 Key to the City as Judge Silas Standish
1949 Any Number Can Play as Ben Gavery Snelerr
1949 The Sun Comes Up as Arthur Norton
1948 State of the Union as Sam Thorndyke
1947 Love Laughs at Andy Hardy as Judge Hardy
1946 Three Wise Fools as Judge James Trumbell
1946 The Hoodlum Saint as Father Nolan
1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble as Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy
1944 Twenty Years After
1943 Plan for Destruction as Commentator
1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life as Judge James K. Hardy
1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy as Judge James K. Hardy
1942 The Bugle Sounds as Col. Jack Lawton
1941 Holiday Greetings 1941 as Himself
1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy as Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy
1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary as Judge James K. Hardy
1940 Sporting Blood as Davis Lockwood
1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante as Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy
1940 Hollywood: Style Center of the World as Himself
1940 Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics... and Other Things as Judge Hardy
1940 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Big Parade Hits for 1940 as Himself / Narrator
1939 Judge Hardy and Son as Judge James K. Hardy
1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President as The President
1939 Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever as Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy
1939 From the Ends of the Earth
1939 The Hardys Ride High as Judge James K. Hardy
1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 as Douglas Tolliver Jr.
1939 Loews Christmas Greeting (The Hardy Family) as Judge James K. Hardy
1938 Out West with the Hardys as Judge James 'Jim' K. Hardy
1938 The Chaser as Dr. Delford Q. Prescott
1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy as Judge James K. Hardy
1938 Yellow Jack as Maj. Walter Reed
1938 Stolen Heaven as Joseph Langauer
1938 Judge Hardy's Children as Judge James K. Hardy
1938 Another Romance of Celluloid
1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone as Jackson Douglas
1937 You're Only Young Once as Judge James K. Hardy
1937 The Man Who Cried Wolf as Lawrence Fontaine
1937 The Thirteenth Chair as Inspector Marney
1937 Outcast as Anthony Abbott
1936 Don't Turn 'em Loose as John Webster
1936 Sworn Enemy as Doctor Simon 'Doc' Gattle
1936 Suzy as Baron
1936 Small Town Girl as Dr. Dakin
1936 The Unguarded Hour as General Lawrence
1936 Three Godfathers as 'Doc'
1935 Shipmates Forever as Adm. Richard Melville
1935 China Seas as Tom Davids
1935 Woman Wanted as District Attorney
1935 Public Hero Number 1 as Prison Warden
1935 West Point of the Air as Gen. Carter
1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story as Adam Paris
1935 David Copperfield as Mr. Wickfield
1934 Treasure Island as Captain Smollett
1934 The Girl from Missouri as Frank Cousins
1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
1934 The Mystery of Mr. X as Connor
1934 You Can't Buy Everything as John Burton
1933 Queen Christina as Oxenstierna
1933 Bureau of Missing Persons as Police Captain Webb
1933 Looking Forward as Gabriel Service Sr.
1933 The White Sister as Prince Guido Chiaromonte
1933 Men Must Fight as Edward Seward
1932 The Son-Daughter as Dr. Dong Tong
1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu as Nyland Smith
1932 Divorce In The Family as John Parker
1932 Unashamed as Henry Trask
1932 Red-Headed Woman as William 'Will' Legendre Sr.
1932 Night Court as Judge William Osgood
1932 New Morals For Old as Mr. Thomas
1932 Grand Hotel as Doctor Otternschlag
1932 Letty Lynton as District Attorney Haney
1932 The Wet Parade as Roger Chilcote
1931 Mata Hari as Andriani
1931 Strictly Dishonorable as Judge Dempsey
1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet as Carlo Boretti
1931 The Phantom of Paris as Inspector Costaud
1931 Always Goodbye as John Graham
1931 My Past as John Thornley
1931 The Secret Six as Richard 'Newt' Newton - Attorney at Law
1931 Father's Son as William Emory
1931 Inspiration as Raymond Delval
1930 Passion Flower as Antonio Morado
1930 Romance as Cornelius 'Conny' Van Tuyl
1930 The Office Wife as Larry Fellowes
1930 The Big House as Warden James Adams
1930 Strictly Unconventional as Clive Champion-Cheney
1929 Their Own Desire as Henry 'Hal' Marlett
1929 Madame X as Louis Floriot
1929 Wonder of Women as Stephen Trombolt
1929 The Trial Of Mary Dugan as Edward West
1929 Wild Orchids as John Sterling
1928 A Woman of Affairs as Dr. Hugh Trevelyan
1928 The Patriot as Count Pahlen
1927 The Private Life of Helen of Troy as Menelaus
1927 The Prince of Headwaiters as Pierre
1927 Lonesome Ladies as John Fosdick
1927 The Notorious Lady as Patrick Marlowe / John Carew
1926 Midnight Lovers as Maj. William Ridgewell, RFC
1926 Don Juan's 3 Nights
1925 The Lost World as Sir John Roxton
1925 Confessions of a Queen as The King
1924 Husbands and Lovers as James Livingston
1924 Cytherea as Lee Randon
1924 Why Men Leave Home as John Emerson
1924 The Stranger as Keith Darrant
1923 Scaramouche as The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr
1923 The Dangerous Age as John Emerson
1923 The World's Applause as John Elliott
1922 Trifling Women as The Marquis Ferroni
1922 The Prisoner of Zenda as Rudolf Rassendyll / King Rudolf
1921 The Child Thou Gavest Me as Edward Berkeley
1921 Don't Neglect Your Wife as Langdon Masters
1921 Beau Revel as Lawrence 'Beau' Revel
1920 Nomads of the North as Cpl. O'Connor
1920 The River's End as Derwent Conniston/John Keith

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