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
Waterville, Maine, U.S.
DiedMay 31, 1934(1934-05-31) (aged 50)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Heart attack
Resting place
St. Peter's Cemetery
NationalityAmerican
Alma materMcGill University
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Dorothy Dalton (m. 1910; div. 1911)
Dorothy Dalton (m. 1913; div. 1914)
Mabel Normand (m. 1926; died 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
Waterville, Maine, U.S.
DiedMay 31, 1934(1934-05-31) (aged 50)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Heart attack
Resting place
St. Peter's Cemetery
NationalityAmerican
Alma materMcGill University
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Dorothy Dalton (m. 1910; div. 1911)
Dorothy Dalton (m. 1913; div. 1914)
Mabel Normand (m. 1926; died 1930)

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

Early life and career[edit]

Cody was born Louis Joseph Côté to French Canadian parents in Waterville, Maine.[1][2][3][4] The family later moved to Berlin, New Hampshire where Cody's father owned a drug store. In his youth, Cody worked at his father's drug store as a soda jerk. He later enrolled at McGill University where he intended to be a doctor but abandoned the idea of setting up in practice and joined a theatre stock company in North Carolina.[2]

He made his debut on the stage in New York in Pierre of the Plains.[3] Cody later moved to Los Angeles and began a film career with Thomas Ince.[2] Cody had at least 99 film credits during a twenty-year period between 1914 and 1934.

Personal life[edit]

Cody was married three times. His first two marriages were to actress Dorothy Dalton. They first married in 1910 and divorced in 1911. They remarried in 1913 and were divorced a second time in 1914.[5] Cody married Mabel Normand in 1926.[6] They remained married until Normand's death from tuberculosis in February 1930.[6][7]

Death[edit]

On May 31, 1934, Cody died of heart attack in his sleep at his home in Beverly Hills, California.[1] He is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine in the family plot.[4]

Partial 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
1929A Single ManRobin Worthington
1930What a Widow!Victor
1931Three Girls LostWilliam (Jack) Marriott
1931Beyond VictoryLew Cavanaugh
1931Stout Hearts and Willing HandsThe VillainShort
1931A Woman of ExperienceCaptain Otto von Lichstein
1931Sporting BloodTip Scanlon
1931X Marks the SpotGeorge Howe
1932The CrusaderJimmie Dale
1933By Appointment OnlyDr. Michael Travers
1934Shoot the WorksAxel Hanratty

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vazzana, Eugene Michael (2001). Silent Film Necrology. McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub. p. 96. ISBN 0-786-41059-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Beale, George H. (June 1, 1934). "Lew Cody, Noted Star, Found Dead". San Jose News. p. 7. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Lew Cody Dies In His Sleep After Many Years Of Work On Stage and In Pictures". The Evening Independent. June 1, 1934. p. 3-A. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Connor, Sam E. (July 16, 1934). "Lew Cody: Behind the Scenes With Late Hollywood Actor". Lewiston Evening Journal. p. A-12. Retrieved April 21, 2014. I love Maine, perhaps because I was born in Waterville, but I don't think that's it." (Quote by Lew Cody) 
  5. ^ Houseman, Victoria (1991). Made in Heaven: The Marriages and Children of Hollywood Stars. Bonus Books. p. 72. ISBN 0-929-38724-4. 
  6. ^ a b "Lew Cody Dead In Film Capital". Spokane Daily Chronicle. June 1, 1934. p. 1. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Warwick White, Wendy (2007). Ford Sterling: The Life and Films. McFarland. p. 20. ISBN 0-786-48220-6. 

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