Lew Davis

Louis Davis (July 16, 1884—January 13, 1948) was an American film actor. He appeared in over 75 films between 1916 and 1948.

Lew Davis
Lew Davis in Playing the Ponies
Louis Davis

(1884-07-16)July 16, 1884
DiedJanuary 13, 1948(1948-01-13) (aged 63)
Years active1916-1948
Kathryn West (m. 19081948)


A New York native, Davis appeared in his first film in 1916. He began to achieve fame after arriving at Columbia Pictures, appearing in several Three Stooges shorts including Slippery Silks, Dizzy Doctors and Three Little Sew and Sews. His most memorable appearance was as a con man in Cash and Carry and Playing the Ponies. A versatile character actor, Lewis often appeared as villains, waiters, soldiers, lawyers, et al.[1]


Davis died of a gastric hemorrhage on January 13, 1948 in Inglewood, California. His wife Kathryn survived him by 47 years and died on January 17, 1995. Both are buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery.

Partial filmography


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