Saturday, July 31, 2010
Happy 75th Birthday Geoffrey Lewis
Geoffrey Lewis was born on July 31, 1935 in San Diego, California. He grew up in Rhode Island for awhile and then the family returned to California. Lewis was attracted to the performing arts in high school. His drama teacher took notice and recommended him to the Plymouth Theater in Massachusetts where he appeared in summer stock programs. He moved to New York City and appeared in several off-Broadway productions. He ventured to Europe for awhile and then returned to the U.S. and made his first film appearance in “The Culpepper Cattle Company” (1972). After a number of other film appearances he became a regular stock player and sidekick of Clint Eastwood. Lewis has also appeared regularly on TV garnishing a Golden Glode nomination for his performance on the series “Flo” (1980). Geoffrey now is a member of the rather unique musical/storytelling "Celestial Navigations," along with award-winning composer songwriter Geoff Levin. Their performances have received terrific reviews from some of Hollywood's top actors and noted musicians. Lewis is the father of a number of acting members of his family including Dierdre, Lightfild, Juliette, Brandy and Matthew Lewis. Geoffrey has appeared in three Euro-westerns: “My Name is Nobody” (1972), “Silver Saddle” (1977) and “Bluberry” (aka “Renegade”) (2002). Today we celebrate Geoffrey Lewis's 75th birthday.