David Lewis (American actor)

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David Lewis
Born (1916-10-19)October 19, 1916
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
United States
Died December 11, 2000(2000-12-11) (aged 84)
Woodland Hills, California,
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949–93

David Lewis (October 19, 1916 – December 11, 2000) was an American actor, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was best known for being the original actor to portray Edward Quartermaine from 1978 to 1993 on the American soap opera General Hospital.[1]

Early years[edit]

Lewis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

Television[edit]

Lewis was a pioneering actor in television, his first televised role occurring in 1949 on the show Captain Video and His Video Rangers. His credits include appearing in seven episodes of Perry Mason and in the recurring role of Warden Crichton in Batman. Lewis appeared on daytime T.V., making his soap debut on Love of Life as a murderer and later playing patriarch Henry Pierce on Bright Promise.[1] Brief guest stints on The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives followed.

In 1978, he joined the cast of General Hospital in the role of Edward Quartermaine, for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama in 1982.[2] Lewis took time off between 1987 and 1988 for medical recovery and departed in 1989 during which time Edward was believed to be dead. Lewis continued to come to the studio, however, to tape his voice so wife Lila could have conversations with him. Lewis made his comeback in November 1991 when Edward came back from the dead and in the summer of 1993, Lewis announced he was retiring permanently.[3]

Lewis played Charles Ames on the ABC comedy The Farmer's Daughter (1963–1966).[4]

Death[edit]

Lewis died in Woodland Hills, California, after a long illness.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1956 The Scarlet Hour Dr. Sam Lynbury
1956 That Certain Feeling Joe Wickes
1960 The Apartment Al Kirkeby
1961 The Absent Minded Professor General Singer
1962 The Spiral Road Maj. Vlormans
1962 Kid Galahad Otto Danzig
1962 A Girl Named Tamiko Minor Role Uncredited
1964 Honeymoon Hotel Mr. Hampton
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Stottle Cronkite
1968 The Boston Strangler Judge Schroeder
1969 Generation Arlington
1973 Cleopatra Jones Minor Role Uncredited
1978 Mean Dog Blues Dr. Caleb Odum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lentz, Harris M. III (2001). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2000: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 142. ISBN 9780786452057. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards, Awards for 1982". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
  3. ^ "Lewis retires from 'Hospital'". The San Bernardino County Sun. California, San Bernardino. June 23, 1993. p. 34. Retrieved March 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.

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