Thursday, May 29, 2008

George J. Lewis

George J. Lewis (sometimes credited without the middle initial) was an actor who appeared in movies from the 1920s, right through the tv era into the late 1960s. He appeared in mostly westerns and is probably best remembered for those roles, usually as a 'villain'.

His one claim to long-lasting fame will be as the father to the title character "Zorro" in the Walt Disney late 1950s tv series of the same name.

In 1981, I sent him this photo, to his home in Palm Springs, California. He returned it within a week, one of the quicker turnarounds I've had in this hobby.

Below is a posed still scene from an unidentified movie.

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