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Lewis Stone was an American actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1914-1953, including the 1928 silent film, The Foreign Legion. For his 1929 performance in The Patriot, Stone was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. In addition to this accolade, Stone is best known for his role as Judge James Hardy in the Andy Hardy film series starring Mickey Rooney. Stone also appeared in a number of films with famed actress, Greta Garbo. 

Along with his acting, Stone was known for his hair having turned prematurely gray by age 20. He is also remembered for his unconventional death: Stone died of a heart attack in 1953 at age 73 while allegedly chasing teenage boys out of his yard.


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