- Not to be confused with Broadway star and Ziegfeld actress Lillian Lorraine.
Louise Lorraine (October 1, 1904 – February 2, 1981) was an American film actress.
Life and career
She was born Louise Escovar on October 1, 1904 in San Francisco, California. One day, a photography salesman knocked on the door of the Los Angeles home where Louise lived with her widowed mother and five siblings. The door was answered by Louise. The salesman was so taken aback by her looks and demeanor that he told her mother she should be in films, then silent films and he happened to have a contact with Ince Studio. Initially, Louise's mother refused, but eventually gave in. Louise started out in two-reel comedies for independent studios, then spent time at MGM and Universal. She became very popular in action-filled serials such as The Radio King and With Stanley in Africa in 1922.
She starred in 11 in all, showing much energy and charisma, not as much seen in many of her colleagues in that genre. Louise was selected one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1922. She may be best-remembered for being the third actress to portray Jane, having portrayed the character in the 1921 movie serial The Adventures of Tarzan. She starred in only five talkies in her film career, including Near the Rainbow's End (1930), co-starring Bob Steele. Following this film, she retired from the film industry to devote her time with her husband and two children.
She married twice. Her first marriage to actor Art Acord ended in divorce in 1928. Her second marriage to Chester J. Hubbard ended in 1963 upon his death. She had two children. She died in 1981, aged 76, in New York City, from undisclosed causes. Her interment was in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.
- Elmo the Fearless (1920)
- The Flaming Disc (1920)
- The Adventures of Tarzan (1921)
- The Fire Eater (1921)
- With Stanley in Africa (1922)
- The Radio King (1922)
- The Altar Stairs (1922)
- The Gentleman from America (1923)
- The Oregon Trail (1923)
- The Great Circus Mystery (1925)
- Borrowed Finery (1925)
- Exit Smiling (1926)
- The Silent Flyer (1926)
- Winners of the Wilderness (1927)
- Rookies (1927)
- Baby Mine (1928)
- Circus Rookies (1928)
- A Final Reckoning (1928)
- Chinatown Charlie (1928)
- The Diamond Master (1929)
- Near the Rainbow's End (1930)
- The Jade Box (1930)
- Moonlight and Cactus (1932)
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- Wing, Ruth (1923). "Louise Lorraine". The Blue Book of the Screen. Hollywood, California.
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