Lewis Arquette

Lewis Arquette

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Feb 2001 (aged 65)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Cedarcrest Lawn, Section 2, Lot 814, Grave 1
Memorial ID 167383420 · View Source
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Actor. He was a member of the third generation of a Hollywood family of actors. His grandparents were the vaudeville team 'Arquette and Clark', also known as the 'Funny Hebrew and the Singing Soubrette'. He was the son of Cliff Arquette, a staple on Jack Paar's 'Tonight Show' and 'Hollywood Squares', and was himself the father of a generation of actors: Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia, Alexis and David Arquette. After graduating from Hollywood High School, he went to New York to study at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio. He returned to Los Angeles in the 1970's and would go on to appear in dozens of television shows such as 'Alice', 'Lou Grant', 'Barney Miller', 'Dallas', 'St. Elsewhere', 'Rocky Road', 'ALF', 'Matlock', 'L.A. Law', 'Seinfeld' and 'Spawn'. From 1978 through 1981, he played J.D. Pickett on 'The Waltons'. His movie credits include 'The China Syndrome' (1979), 'Off the Wall' (1983), 'Just Between Friends' (1986), 'Tango & Cash' (1989), 'Sleep with Me' (1994), 'Waiting for Guffman' (1996), 'Little Nicky' and 'Best in Show' (both 2000). Arquette, who was married to actress Brenda Denaut until her death, died of congestive heart failure.

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When winter, like sadness, is over
oft on a misty morning
dew drops mirror
the brightness of my heart

Loving father, grandfather, son, brother, husband, lover. friend, teacher, actor, writer, puppeteer, haji, poet

He touched the lives of many
and will ever be loved and remembered

"To God we belong & to him is our return"



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