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Lewis Arquette
Background information
Birthname Lewis Michael Arquette
Born (1935-12-14)December 14, 1935
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died

February 10, 2001(2001-02-10) (aged 65)

Deathplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
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Spouse(s) Brenda Nowak (died 1997; 5 children)
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Lewis Michael Arquette (December 14, 1935 – February 10, 2001) was an American film actor, writer and producer. Arquette was known for playing "J.D. Pickett" on the TV series, The Waltons, where he worked from 1978–81.

Life and career

Arquette was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Mildred Nesbitt Le May and actor Cliff Arquette.[1] He was proudly related to explorer Meriwether Lewis, for whom he was named.[2] His family's surname was originally "Arcouet", coming from his partial French-Canadian ancestry.[3] He was a part of the famous Arquette family, as son of Cliff Arquette and the father of actors Patricia, Alexis, Rosanna, David, and Richmond Arquette. He is the former father-in-law of actress Courteney Cox, and actors Thomas Jane and Nicolas Cage. Arquette frequently appeared in movies with his sons.

While living in Chicago Arquette managed The Second City theater for several years. In 1970, the family moved to a commune in Front Royal, Virginia. His wife, Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak), died in 1997 from breast cancer. She was Jewish and the daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Poland, while Lewis Arquette, raised a Catholic,[4] was a convert to Islam.[5][6][7][8]

Arquette died in Los Angeles, California in 2001 at the age of 65, due to congestive heart failure.

Filmography

Actor

Writer

  • The Lorenzo and Henrietta Music Show (1976) TV Series (writer)

Producer

  • The Lorenzo and Henrietta Music Show (1976) TV Series (executive producer)

Himself

References

  1. Lewis Arquette Film Reference biography. Filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2016-12-09
  2. Lewis Arquette Obituary in Los Angeles Times. Articles.latimes.com (1986-07-10). Retrieved on 2016-12-09
  3. Finding Your Roots, February 9, 2016, PBS
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  5. Pfefferman, Naomi (2002-10-08). "Arquette Reconnects". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=9457. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
  6. Patricia Arquette - Cranky Critic StarTalk - Movie Star InterviewsScript error
  7. USA WEEKEND Magazine
  8. Hoggard, Liz (2006-08-18). "Patricia Arquette: The not-so-dippy hippie". The Independent (London). http://www.independent.co.uk/arts/film/features/article1219872.ece. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

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