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Trailer for Cry 'Havoc' (1943)
September 18, 1919|
Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.A.
|Died||January 18, 1997
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.A.
|Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California|
(m.1940–1984; his death)
Born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Lewis began her film career in All the King's Horses (1934) and worked steadily over the next few years, usually in minor roles. Her more notable films include It's a Gift (1934), Gold Diggers in Paris (1938), Go West (1940) and Johnny Eager (1942). She was the love interest of Andy Hardy as Daphne Fowler in Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940).
She met the actor William Powell (27 years her senior) in 1940, married after a courtship of three weeks and retired from acting in 1943. The couple remained together for forty-four years until Powell's death at age 91 in 1984.
Lewis died from pancreatic cancer in Rancho Mirage, California, aged 77. She was interred at Cathedral City's Desert Memorial Park in Riverside County, California, alongside Powell, and her stepson, William David Powell.
Affiliations and honors
- Palm Springs Cemetery District "Interments of Interest"
- Andy Hardy films website
- Brooks, Patricia; Brooks, Jonathan (2006). "Chapter 8: East L.A. and the Desert". Laid to Rest in California: a guide to the cemeteries and grave sites of the rich and famous. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press. p. 243. ISBN 978-0762741014. OCLC 70284362.
- John "J-Cat" Griffith (May 16, 1999). "Diana "Mousie" Powell". Actress. Find a Grave.
- Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated
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