Jeanette Loff

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Jeanette Loff
Born Janette Lov
(1906-10-09)October 9, 1906
Orofino, Idaho
Died August 4, 1942(1942-08-04) (aged 35)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1927-1934
Spouse(s) Harry Rosenbloom (? - October 1929)
Bert E. Friedlob (? - 4 August 1942)

Jeanette Loff (October 9, 1906 - August 4, 1942) was an American motion picture actress and singer.

Early life[edit]

Born Janette Lov in Orofino, Idaho, Loff's mother was Norwegian and her father was Danish. Later, the family moved to Canada so that her father might continue his career as a violinist. At the age of 11, Loff played the title role in the play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. At 16 she was a lyric soprano and had the leading role in an operetta, Treasure Hunters. When she was seventeen the family moved to Portland, Oregon, where Loff completed her musical education at the Ellison and White Conservatory of Music. She played the organ in theaters in Portland as Jan Lov. Sometimes she appeared singing theater prologues during vacations from school.

Career[edit]

Loff's motion picture career began with an uncredited role in the silent film version of Uncle Tom's Cabin. She was signed to a contract by Cecil B. DeMille, and was soon cast as in ingénue roles in almost every instance. This enticed her to take a break from her movie career and perform on stage. Her last screen role before she briefly retired was in the Paul Whiteman revue, The King of Jazz (1930). She remained under contract to Universal Pictures for some months but made no additional films. She went to New York City and appeared in musical plays and with orchestras.

Loff returned to films with a role as a country girl in Mating Time. Her final motion picture performances came in Hide-Out, Flirtation, and Million Dollar Baby, all from 1934.

Personal life and death[edit]

Loff was married twice; her first marriage was to Harry Rosenbloom, from whom she was divorced in 1929. Later, she wed wholesale liquor dealer Bert 'Noo' Friedlob to whom she remained married until her death.

On August 4, 1942, Jeanette Loff died of ammonia poisoning in Los Angeles, California in 1942. She succumbed in a Hollywood hospital. Beverly Hills, California the police did not know if she ingested ammonia either accidentally or intentionally. She was buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. Loff was only thirty five years old.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1927 Uncle Tom's Cabin Auction Spectator Uncredited
My Friend from India Marion/Ruth Brooks
1928 The Man Without a Face
Hold 'Em Yale Helen Alternative title: At Yale
The Black Ace
Man-Made Women Marjorie
Annapolis Betty Alternative title: Branded a Coward
Love Over Night Jeanette Stewart
1929 The Forty-Five Caliber War Ruth Walling Alternative title: 45 Calibre War
The Sophomore Barbara Lange Alternative title: Compromised
The Racketeer Millie Chapman Alternative title: Love's Conquest
1930 Party Girl Ellen Powell Alternative title: Dangerous Business
The Boudoir Diplomat Greta
Fighting Thru; or, California in 1878 Alice Malden Alternative title: Fightin' Ranch
1934 Missouri Nightingale Lou Morrison, the St. Louis Woman
A Duke for a Day
Benny, from Panama Jeanette Foy
Hide-Out Blonde #2 Uncredited
Flirtation Also stars Ben Alexander and Arthur Tracy
Million Dollar Baby Rita Ray

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