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Diana Lewis's acting career began when she was a mere 15 years old. In her early acting career, Lewis appeared in such films as "It's a Gift" (1934), "Enter Madame" (1935) with Elissa Landi and "Gold Diggers in Paris" (1938) with Rudy Vallee. She also appeared in the Jeanette MacDonald adaptation "Bitter Sweet" (1940), the musical comedy "Forty Little Mothers" (1940) with Eddie Cantor and the comedy "Go West" (1940) with Groucho Marx. Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like "Johnny Eager" (1941), the Red Skelton comedy "Whistling in Dixie" (1942) and "Cry Havoc" (1944). She also appeared in "Fleshpot on 42nd Street" (1972) and the Sylvester Stallone sports drama "Rocky" (1976). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996). Lewis was most recently credited in "Made" (MTV, 2002-2014). She also had a part in the TV miniseries "Favorite Son" (1988-89). Lewis was married to William Powell. Lewis passed away in January 1997 at the age of 78.

Diana Lewis's acting career began when she was a mere 15 years old. In her early acting career, Lewis appeared in such films as "It's a Gift" (1934), "Enter Madame" (1935) with Elissa Landi and "Gold Diggers in Paris" (1938) with Rudy Vallee. She also appeared in the Jeanette MacDonald adaptation "Bitter Sweet" (1940), the musical comedy "Forty Little Mothers" (1940) with Eddie Cantor and the comedy "Go West" (1940) with Groucho Marx. Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like "Johnny Eager" (1941), the Red Skelton comedy "Whistling in Dixie" (1942) and "Cry Havoc" (1944). She also appeared in "Fleshpot on 42nd Street" (1972) and the Sylvester Stallone sports drama "Rocky" (1976). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996). Lewis was most recently credited in "Made" (MTV, 2002-2014). She also had a part in the TV miniseries "Favorite Son" (1988-89). Lewis was married to William Powell. Lewis passed away in January 1997 at the age of 78.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Ladies in Love (1930) Director
2.
  Love at First Sight (1930) Director
3.
  Unmasked (1929) Director
4.
  The Fearless Rider (1928) Director
5.
  A Made-to-Order Hero (1928) Director
6.
  Put 'Em Up (1928) Director
7.
  The Gun Runner (1928) Director
8.
  Arizona Cyclone (1928) Director
9.
  Life's Crossroads (1928) Director
10.
  Stormy Waters (1928) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Clive of India (1935) Merchant
2.
 Law Beyond the Range (1935) Townsman
3.
 Madame Racketeer (1932) Second bank director
4.
 Human Targets (1932) Recorder
5.
 Texas Gun Fighter (1932) Frank Adams
6.
 The Sage Hen (1921)
7.
 Wives of Men (1918) Jim Hawkins
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-20 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Born: June 22, 1875 Holden, MO
Died: May 21, 1938 Los Angeles, CA
Lewis began his career as a stage actor and entered the film industry in 1911. He made his directorial debut in 1914. During the 1920s he turned to directing action adventure and western films. His directing career ended with the advent of sound.

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