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Also Known As: Bobby Lewis Died: November 23, 1997
Born: March 16, 1909 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... director actor drama teacher


Actor Robert Lewis appeared in a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1941, he moved to Hollywood. He founded the Robert Lewis Theater Workshop in New York. In 1929, he joined the Eva LeGallienne Civic Repertory Company. He joined the faculty of the Yale School of Drama; he was later promoted to chairman of the acting and directing departments. Lewis's career beginnings included film roles in "Tonight We Raid Calais" (1943), "Dragon Seed" (1944) with Katharine Hepburn and "Son of Lassie" (1945) with Peter Lawford. He went on to act in the Fred Astaire musical comedy "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946), "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947) and the adventure "The Lost Volcano" (1950) with Johnny Sheffield. He also appeared in the experimental "Bijou" (1972) with Bill Harrison. Later in his career, Lewis appeared on "Montgomery Clift" (1982). Lewis passed away in November 1997 at the age of 88.

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