Lew Ayres
Actor
Lew Ayres
Lew Ayres was an American actor, best known for starring as Paul in All Quiet on the Western Front and for playing Dr. Kildare in several movies.
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Your View: Remembering La Jolla's visitors - La Jolla Light
Google News - over 5 years
Many years ago, I spent an interesting afternoon with one of her husbands, Lew Ayres, the actor known for his role on Dr. Kildaire in the first TV series with Lionel Barrymore, and for his role as the innocent young German soldier in “All Quiet on the
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Bailando con Ginger Rogers - Sur Digital (Andalucía)
Google News - over 5 years
Si su vida profesional fue vertiginosa en la década de los treinta, la personal no fue menos intensa, casándose en segunda nupcias con Lew Ayres en 1934 y separándose en 1941. Rogers se casaría tres veces más, pero los matrimonios no le duraban
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Ginger Rogers, il mito hollywoodiano della danza - Persinsala.it
Google News - over 5 years
Si era sposata cinque volte: con il cantante-danzatore Jack Pepper, (1929–1931); con l'attore Lew Ayres, uno dei “belli” di Hollywood divenuto l'idolo delle donne con la serie di film de Il giovane dottor Kildare (1934–1941); con l'ufficiale di marina
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Your rights and obligations as a dental patient - Hernando Today
Google News - over 5 years
These were they days of Drs. Gillespie and Kildare – immortalized by Lionel Barrymore and Lew Ayres on the silver screen. Benevolent, kind and unerring in their medical judgment, they were never questioned by their patients who simply placed themselves
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July: Turner Classic Movies looks at Arabs in film - AZ Central.com
Google News - over 5 years
In July, it also is presenting the late films of Clark Gable, the cinematography of Russell Harlan and six thrillers about nuclear disaster - to say nothing of mini retrospectives of the films of Shirley Jones, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres and
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Dark shadows, stormy melodramas at Emerson noir fest - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
But even more amusing is to observe a 1940s psychoanalyst (Lew Ayres) determining who is the killer based on the latest and coolest scientific tools: polygraphs and Rorschach tests. (Should someone tell him he shouldn't date his patients?
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We Pick the Ten Greatest 'Best Picture' Movie Posters - CINEMASPY.COM
Google News - over 5 years
It was directed by Lewis Milestone, and stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander. One of the most powerful anti-war statements ever put on film, this gut-wrenching story concerns a group of friends who join the Army
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Neil Harris sells home in Studio City - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress-singer-dancer Ginger Rogers and her actor husband, Lew Ayres, has sold for $1905000. Set behind a wrought-iron entry and walls, the 1927 Spanish-style house has a second-floor studio, five bedrooms and 3 1/2
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Local vet on Memorial Day PBS special - The Detroit News
Google News - almost 6 years
Highlights include Abbott & Costello's "Buck Privates" (2:30 pm Saturday), Lew Ayres in "All Quiet on the Western Front" (10:45 am Sunday), John Wayne's "The Green Berets" (9:45 am Monday), and Sean Connery, Robert Redford and Laurence Olivier in "A
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Mother's Day - Dorchester Reporter
Google News - almost 6 years
On the cover are four men: Lionel Barrymore (Dr. Gillespie) with Lew Ayres, who first played Dr. Kildare on the radio and in the movies; and then Raymond Massey (Dr. Gillespie) with Richard Chamberlain, who played Dr. Kildare on TV
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Mvies on tv, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 6 years
(39) >> "Doorway to Hell" Lew Ayres. Jealous rivals ruin a criminal's retirement plans. (1 hr., 30 mins.) (60)"Termination Point" Jason Priestley. A scientist steals the means of a time-travel experiment. (2 hrs.) (100) >>> "The Social Network" Jesse
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Hot Property: Neil Patrick Harris sells Studio City home - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - almost 6 years
SELLERS ARE IN THE MONEY NOW: A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress-singer-dancer Ginger Rogers and her actor husband, Lew Ayres, has sold for $1905000. in 4800 square feet of living space. The grounds include a tea house-style enclosed patio
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Way back when: Today in history - Tulsa World
Google News - almost 6 years
Movie star Lew Ayres, who starred in the World War I epic "All Quiet on the Western Front," but was best known for his role as Dr. Kildare in a movie series, left a conscientious objectors camp to join the Army as a noncombatant
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Actriz de cine, bailarina y cantante estadounidense famosa por haber formado ... - El Intransigente
Google News - almost 6 years
La actriz que tanto hizo disfrutar a sus admiradores en la década de los 30 falleció a los 83 años de edad en su rancho de California el 25 de abril de 1995, después de una vida amorosa completa (cinco matrimonios: Edward Jackson Culpepper, Lew Ayres,
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What's On Today
NYTimes - about 6 years
9 P.M. (Bravo) MILLION DOLLAR LISTING In this Season 4 opener the real estate agents Josh Flagg, above, and Madison Hildebrand are joined by Josh Altman (who replaces Chad Rogers) in their quest to move some of the most magnificent homes in Los Angeles with the economy still in a slump -- never mind their private lives. The trouble begins as Mr.
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DVDS; A Long Way From Brooklyn
NYTimes - almost 7 years
BARBARA STANWYCK must be one of the best represented classical-era stars on DVD. With its new boxed set -- six films on three discs -- Universal all but clears the shelves of any remaining Stanwyck titles in its library (which includes pre-1948 Paramount sound features). A respectable number, though far from all, of her 80-odd vehicles are
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The One Women Wanted And Men Wanted to Be
NYTimes - over 7 years
The Cary Grant series runs from Monday through Aug. 20 at the BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, at Ashland Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; (718) 636-4100, bam.org. Tickets are $11; $8 for 65 and over, 11 and under, and students 25 and under with ID; $7 for members. Here are some highlights from the 17-film program; a second program will be
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Van Johnson, 92, Dies; Affable Matinee Idol
NYTimes - about 8 years
Van Johnson, one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood's golden age, an actor whose affable charm and boyish good looks helped make him a star during World War II, died on Friday in Nyack, N.Y. He was 92. His death, at the Tappan Zee Manor assisted-living facility, was announced by a spokesman, Daniel Demello. Mr. Johnson was the boy
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lew Ayres
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 87
    Lew Ayres died December 30, 1996, just two days after his 88th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his wife of 32 years, actress Diana Hall, and their son Justin Ayres. He is buried under a simple headstone at Westwood Memorial Park in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, next to the unmarked grave of musician Frank Zappa. Ayres was nominated for the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actor for Johnny Belinda. In 1975 he was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series in the Kung Fu episode "The Vanishing Image." On February 8, 1960, Ayres received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The motion picture star is located at 6385 Hollywood Blvd. The radio star is located at 1724 Vine Street.
  • 1994
    Age 85
    His last role was in the made-for-TV film Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Heart, also starring Wagner, in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details In March 1942, Ayres was identified as a 4E conscientious objector and sent to a CO camp. As expected, the announcement that a Hollywood actor objected to the war was a major source of public outcry and debate. Within a month it was determined that he had initially requested to be A-O-1, so that he could serve as a non-combat medic. However, the military's policy that servicemen cannot request, or be guaranteed, where they will serve, forced him to request a 4E status. The U.S. military confirmed that they would place him as a medic and in April 1942, his status was changed. He served as a First Aid instructor in the United States Army before requesting a drop in rank in order to serve as a medic and chaplain's assistant in the Pacific. He was one of 16 medics who arrived under fire during the invasion of Leyte to set up evacuation hospitals, and there he provided care to soldiers and civilians in the Philippines and New Guinea. He donated all the money he had earned as a serviceman to the American Red Cross. Serving for three and a half years in the Medical Corps, he was awarded three battle stars. After the war, he resumed his career and made scores of movies, but never reached the peak of his early Hollywood stardom.
  • 1985
    Age 76
    In 1985, he was cast in his first series as a regular cast member, as the father of Robert Wagner in the short-lived series Lime Street.
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  • 1976
    Age 67
    His 1976 documentary film Altars of the World (based on a series of documentaries he made in 1956 titled Altars of the East) brought his Eastern philosophical beliefs to the screen and earned him critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for best documentary in 1977.
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  • 1975
    Age 66
    In 1975, he was nominated for an Emmy as best guest actor on Kung Fu, for the episode "The Vanishing Image."
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1964
    Age 55
    His third marriage, to Diana Hall, lasted from 1964 until his death in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details They had one son, Justin, born in 1968.
  • 1962
    Age 53
    In 1962 he appeared as the Vice-President in Advise & Consent, and in The Carpetbaggers in 1964, but he was by then primarily a television actor, with only occasional film work every few years.
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  • 1961
    Age 52
    But his prescient request that the show have no cigarette advertising led to the offer being withdrawn, and the part going, in 1961, to Richard Chamberlain.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 49
    Ayres gradually moved to television, appearing in several anthology series in guest roles. In the summer of 1958, he hosted eleven original episodes of a CBS Western anthology television series called Frontier Justice, a production of Dick Powell's Four Star Television.
    More Details Hide Details He was offered the part of Dr. Kildare in an NBC series.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 39
    In 1948, his role in Johnny Belinda earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
    More Details Hide Details The film was nominated for 13 Oscars, but only won Best Actress for Jane Wyman. Ayres lost that year to Laurence Olivier's portrayal of the title role in Hamlet, which also won Best Picture.
  • 1942
    Age 33
    This stance almost destroyed Ayres's reputation until it was revealed that he had served honorably as a non-combatant medic from 1942 to 1946.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to acting in the films The Dark Mirror (with Olivia de Havilland) and The Unfaithful with Ann Sheridan.
    His final film as Dr. Kildare, Born to Be Bad, was re-edited after he was drafted and controversially declared himself a conscientious objector in March 1942.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 29
    In 1938, he was loaned from Paramount to play the role of Ned in Holiday.
    More Details Hide Details The role earned him considerable critical attention, including interest from MGM to put him under contract specifically for the role of Dr. James Kildare in an upcoming film series. Ayres played the role in nine films from 1938 to 1942 (and again in a 1950s radio series) while also appearing in light comedies for MGM, including: Spring Madness, The Ice Follies of 1939, Rich Man, Poor Girl, and Fingers at the Window.
    He moved to Paramount Pictures before finally being signed to MGM in 1938.
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  • 1936
    Age 27
    He left Universal to sign with Fox Films, before moving to poverty row studio Republic Pictures to pursue a second career as a director, including the film Hearts in Bondage in 1936, starring James Dunn and Mae Clarke.
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  • 1931
    Age 22
    Ayres was married three times. He was married to actress Lola Lane from 1931 to 1933, and to actress Ginger Rogers, whom he met while starring in the film Don't Bet on Love, from 1934 to 1940.
    More Details Hide Details He was separated from both women considerably earlier than their legal divorces.
  • 1929
    Age 20
    Ayres was discovered at a night club by talent agent Ivan Kahn. In 1929 he was cast to play opposite Greta Garbo in 1929's The Kiss, but it was his leading role in the 1930 version of All Quiet on the Western Front which made him a star, secured him a contract with Universal—and made him a conscientious objector to World War II. (See below.) He made a number of mostly forgotten B movies for Universal, with the exception of Iron Man (with Jean Harlow).
    More Details Hide Details His most successful movies at this time were those he made on loan to other studios, including The Doorway to Hell (with James Cagney in a supporting role), and as Janet Gaynor's leading man in both State Fair and Servants' Entrance, which featured a combination of live action and Walt Disney animation in a musical dream sequence, both for Fox Films.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on December 28, 1908.
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