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October 9, 1906
|Died||August 4, 1942
Los Angeles, California
|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.
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.
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
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.
|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|
|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|
|Million Dollar Baby||Rita Ray|
||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (May 2009)|
- Albert Lea Evening Tribune, "Hollywood Sights and Sounds", January 9, 1934, Page 9.
- Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, "Theater Organist Shines As Screen Beauty", July 14, 1928, Page 4.
- Los Angeles Times, "Jeanette Loff", August 8, 1942, Page 7.
- The New York Times, "Miss Loff Dies Of Poison", August 6, 1942, Page 22.