Lois Andrews

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Lois Andrews
Born Lorraine Gourley
(1924-03-24)March 24, 1924
Huntington Park, California. U.S.
Died April 5, 1968(1968-04-05) (aged 44)
Encino, California, U.S.
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1943-1951
Spouse(s) George Jessel (1940-1943) 1 child
David Street (? -1946)
Steve Brodie (1946-1968) (her death) 1 child
Children Kevin Brodie
Jerilyn Jessel

Lois Andrews (March 24, 1924 – April 5, 1968) was an American actress. Born in Huntington Park, California, as Lorraine Gourley,[1] she played in films during the 1940s and early 1950s.

She is perhaps best known for her first role in 1943 as the comic strip character Dixie Dugan in the Twentieth Century Fox film of the same name. Her husband, George Jessel, produced a number of films in which she had minor roles, including The Desert Hawk (1950), and Meet Me After the Show (1951).[2]

Personal life[edit]

While still in her teens, Andrews was married to Jessell from 1940 to 1943.[3] They wed when she was 16, and they had a daughter, Jerilyn.[4]

Her second marriage, to actor-singer David Street, was annulled in April 1946.[5]

She was married to the actor Steve Brodie from October 14, 1946,[5] until her death in 1968. (Two newspaper articles say that she divorced Brodie March 3, 1949.)[6][7] They had a son, child actor and film director Kevin Brodie.

Andrews married musician and actor Ernest Brunner in December 1952.[8]

Death[edit]

Andrews died of lung cancer at the age of 44.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Capsule bio, New York Times website. Accessed Mar. 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal. Capsule review of Meet Me After the Show (1951) from AllMovieGuide.com, New York Times website. Accessed Mar. 28, 2009.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal. Capsule review of Western Heritage (1948) from AllMovieGuide.com, New York Times. Accessed Mar. 28, 2009.
  4. ^ "Actress Will Wed Millionaire's Son". The Fresno Bee The Republican. California, Fresno. International News Service. August 9, 1944. p. 1. Retrieved July 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b "Lois Andrews Weds Actor Steve Brodie". Pottstown Mercury. Pennsylvania, Pottstown. Associated Press. November 7, 1946. p. 13. Retrieved July 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Actress Lois Andrews Given Third Divorce". Council Bluffs Nonpareil. Iowa, Council Bluffs. Associated Press. March 5, 1949. p. 7. Retrieved July 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Lois Andrews Reports $50,000 Jewel Robbery". The Bakersfield Californian. (California, Bakersfield). International News Service. July 7, 1949. p. 20. Retrieved July 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Actress Lois Andrews Reveals Fourth Spouse". Albuquerque Journal. New Mexico, Albuquerque. International News Service. March 16, 1953. p. 9. Retrieved July 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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