Lew Cody

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Lew Cody
Renée Adorée and Lew Cody in Man and Maid - Project Gutenberg etext 20512.jpg
Cody and Renée Adorée in Man and Maid (MGM, 1925)
BornLouis Joseph Côté
(1884-02-22)February 22, 1884
Berlin, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedMay 31, 1934(1934-05-31) (aged 50)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Cardiovascular disease
Resting place
St. Peter's Cemetery
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Dorothy Dalton (?–?)
Mabel Normand (1926–1930)
 
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Lew Cody
Renée Adorée and Lew Cody in Man and Maid - Project Gutenberg etext 20512.jpg
Cody and Renée Adorée in Man and Maid (MGM, 1925)
BornLouis Joseph Côté
(1884-02-22)February 22, 1884
Berlin, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedMay 31, 1934(1934-05-31) (aged 50)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Cardiovascular disease
Resting place
St. Peter's Cemetery
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Dorothy Dalton (?–?)
Mabel Normand (1926–1930)

Lew Cody (February 22, 1884 – May 31, 1934) was an American actor whose career spanned the silent film and early sound film age.

Early life and career[edit]

Born Louis Joseph Côté to French parents in Waterville, Maine but moved to Berlin, New Hampshire when he was young. Cody originally studied to be a doctor but abandoned the idea of setting up in practice and became an actor. He started off on the stage but later went into films, with Harp of Tara being his first.

Cody had at least 99 film credits during a twenty-year period between 1914 and 1934.

Personal life[edit]

He was married twice. His first marriage to Dorothy Dalton ended in divorce. Cody married Mabel Normand in 1926. She died of tuberculosis four years later, the day after his 46th birthday.

Death[edit]

Cody died from heart disease in Beverly Hills, California on May 31, 1934. He is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine with his father and grandparents.

Selected filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1914Harp of TaraShort
1915The Mating'Bullet Dick' AmesCredited as Lewis J. Cody
1918MickeyReggie DrakeCredited as Lewis Cody
1918For Husbands OnlyRolin Van D'Arcy
1919Don't Change Your HusbandSchuyler Van Sutphen
1919The Life LinePhilip Royston
1923Souls for SaleOwen Scudder
1924Three WomenEdmund Lamont
1925Man and MaidSir Nicholas Thormonde
1925The Sporting VenusPrince Carlos
1925A Slave of FashionNicholas Wentworth
1925Exchange of WivesJohn Rathburn
1925His SecretaryDavid Colman
1926Monte CarloTony Townsend
1926The Gay DeceiverToto/Antoine di Tillois
1927The Demi-BridePhilippe Levaux
1930What a Widow!Victor
1931Three Girls LostWilliam (Jack) Marriott
1931X Marks the SpotGeorge Howe
1931Stout Hearts and Willing HandsThe VillainShort
1931Sporting BloodTip Scanlon
1932The CrusaderJimmie Dale
1933By Appointment OnlyDr. Michael Travers

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