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Film Producer David Lewis Dies At 83

March 15, 1987

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Motion picture producer David Lewis, who made movies starring Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor from the 1930s and 1950s, has died. He was 83.

Lewis died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a short illness.

Miss Davis appeared in four films he produced, ″The Sisters,″ 1938; ″Dark Victory,″ 1939; ″All This and Heaven Too,″ 1940, and ″In This Our Life,″ 1942.

At MGM and Warner Bros., Lewis was sometimes given screen credit as associate producer to famed production executives Irving G. Thalberg and Hal B. Wallis.

″At Warner Bros., where he was really one of the greats in their stable, they never called anybody ‘producer,‴ said Lewis’ brother, Harold P. Levy.

Lewis’ productions included ″Cross Fire,″ 1933; ″Riff Raff,″ 1936, with Tracy and Jean Harlow; ″Camille,″ 1937, with Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor; ″Four’s A Crowd,″ 1938; ″Each Dawn I Die,″ 1939; ″Till We Meet Again,″ 1940; ″King’s Row″ 1942, with Reagan; ″Frenchman’s Creek,″ 1944; ″It’s a Pleasure,″ 1945; ″Tomorrow Is Forever,″ 1946; ″The Other Love,″ 1947; ″Arch of Triumph, 1948,″ with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer; ″The End of the Affair,″ 1955, and ″Raintree County,″ 1957, with Montgomery Clift, Miss Taylor and Eva Marie Saint.

Lewis was born Dec. 14, 1903, in Trinidad, Colo., as David Levy and was raised in Seattle. In addition to his brother, he is survived by a sister-in- law, three nieces and three nephews.

Lewis’ body will be cremated without services and the ashes will be inurned, Levy said.

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