Lew Ayres Movies List

Lew Ayres
Lew Ayres
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
The Kiss

Actor Lew Ayres Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 49 movies
Salem's Lot
Salem's Lot ( English )
Director: Marie Windsor
Music Director: Stirling Silliphant
Release date: 17-11-1979
Suddenly, Love
Suddenly, Love ( English )
Director: Stuart Margolin
Music Director: David Rose
Release date: 04-12-1978
Damien: Tegnet II
Damien: Tegnet II ( English )
Artist: William Holden , Lee Grant , Jonathan Scott-Taylor , Robert Foxworth , Lance Henriksen
Director: Don Taylor , Mike Hodges
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith
Release date: 05-06-1978
地球浩劫 ( English )
Artist: Christopher Lee , Sue Lyon , Kirk Scott , Dean Jagger , Lew Ayres
Director: John Hayes
Music Director: Andrew Belling
Release date: 01-08-1977
That's Entertainment, Part II
Director: Gene Kelly
Release date: 17-05-1976
The Questor Tapes
The Questor Tapes ( English )
Director: Richard A. Colla
Music Director: Gil Mellé
Release date: 23-01-1974
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Music Director: Leonard Rosenman
Release date: 14-06-1973
The Man
The Man ( English )
Director: Joseph Sargent
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith
Release date: 19-07-1972
The Biscuit Eater
The Biscuit Eater ( English )
Director: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 22-03-1972
Earth II
Earth II ( English )
Director: Tom Gries
Music Director: Lalo Schifrin
Release date: 28-11-1971
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Lew Ayres Biography

Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) that was his big break. He was profoundly affected by the anti-war message of that film, and when, in 1942, the popular star of Young Dr. Kildare (1938) and subsequent Dr. Kildare films was drafted, he was a conscientious objector. America was outraged, and theaters vowed never to show his films again, but quietly he achieved the Medical Corps status he had requested, serving as a medic under fire in the South Pacific and as a chaplain's aid in New Guinea and the Phillipines. His return to film after the war was undistinguished until Johnny Belinda (1948) - his role as the sympathetic physician treating the deaf-mute Jane Wyman won him an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor. Subsequent movie roles were scarce; an opportunity to play Dr. Kildare in television was aborted when the network refused to honor his request for no cigarette sponsorship. He continued to act, but in the 1970s put his long experience into a project to bring to the west the philosophy of the East - the resulting film, Altars of the World (1976), while not a box-office success, won critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award. Lew Ayres died in Los Angeles, California on December 30, 1996, just two days after his 88th birthday.

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