Lewis, Harry

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Lewis, Harry Gender: M
Harry Leon Lewis
born on 1 April 1920 at 03:22 (= 03:22 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 11°26' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 17°37 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 18°45'

Harry Lewis (1940s)


American supporting actor in films and the founder, along with his wife Marilyn, of the "Hamburger Hamlet" restaurant chain.

His first film role was as a flagman in Dive Bomber (1941). He was immediately put under contract to Warner Bros., at which he made several films. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as Edward "Toots" Bass, one of Edward G. Robinson's henchmen, with his film career interrupted when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces and appeared in the cast of Winged Victory (1944). After the war he returned to Warners and appeared in 1948 film Key Largo.

In 1950, Lewis and his then girlfriend Marilyn Friedman, invested $3,500 to open the Hamburger Hamlet restaurant at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Hilldale Avenue on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The restaurant was successful and grew into a chain of 24 locations. The couple's two children, David and Adam, joined them in the restaurant business. The Lewises took Hamburger Hamlet public in 1969, and sold the company for $29.2 million in 1987. After the sale, the couple opened new independent restaurants in the Los Angeles area.

Lewis died on 9 June 2013 at the age of 93 in Beverly Hills, California. His widow Marilyn died on 3 May 2017.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth certificate.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Restaurateur (Restaurant chain)