Louise Lorraine

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Not to be confused with Broadway star and Ziegfeld actress Lillian Lorraine.
Louise Lorraine

Louise Lorraine (October 1, 1904 – February 2, 1981) was an American film actress.

Life and career[edit]

She was born Louise Escovar[1] 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.[2] 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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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.[2]

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Although her year of birth has been disputed, with some sources citing 1901, the majority of reliable sources ([1], [2], [3], [4]) clearly indicate 1904.
  2. ^ a b c Louise Lorraine at the Internet Movie Database

Further reading[edit]

  • Wing, Ruth (1923). "Louise Lorraine". The Blue Book of the Screen. Hollywood, California. 

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