|Date of Birth:||December 28, 1908|
|Date of Death:||December 30, 1996|
|Age at Death:||88|
Lew Ayres (28 December 1908—December 30, 1996) was an American actor.
Ayres career, which spanned from the 1930s in theatrical films, blossomed in the new world of television, starting with his role in the popular Doctor Kildare series, where he played the starring character.
Ayres was a pacifist who refused to be a soldier in the U.S. Military during World War II, but did partake in the war effort by saving lives as a medic. Ayres' controversial ideas made some people, as well as companies (including MGM), boycott his productions.