Actor Robert Lewis appeared in a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1941, he moved to Hollywood. He founded the Robert Lewis Theater Workshop in New York. In 1929, he joined the Eva LeGallienne Civic Repertory Company. He joined the faculty of the Yale School of Drama; he was later promoted to chairman of the acting and directing departments. Lewis's career beginnings included film roles in "Tonight We Raid Calais" (1943), "Dragon Seed" (1944) with Katharine Hepburn and "Son of Lassie" (1945) with Peter Lawford. He went on to act in the Fred Astaire musical comedy "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946), "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947) and the adventure "The Lost Volcano" (1950) with Johnny Sheffield. He also appeared in the experimental "Bijou" (1972) with Bill Harrison. Later in his career, Lewis appeared on "Montgomery Clift" (1982). Lewis passed away in November 1997 at the age of 88.
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Joined the Eva LeGallienne Civic Repertory Company
Co-founded the theatre company The Group Theater with Clifford Odets, Stella Adler, John Garfield and Franchot Tone
Directorial debut with Broadway production of William Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands"
Moved to Hollywood
Co-founder of the Actors' Studio in New York with Elia Kazan and Cheryl Crawford
Resigned from the Actors' Studio due to feud with Kazan