Louise Fazenda (June 17, 1895 – April 17, 1962) was an American
film actress, appearing chiefly in silent comedy films.
1 Early life
6 Partial filmography
8 External links
Fazenda was born in her maternal grandparents house in Lafayette,
Indiana. Fazenda grew up in California where she attended Los
Angeles High School and St. Mary's Convent.
Who's Who in the Film World, 1914
Fazenda was discovered by a scout of Mack Sennett's when she was in a
high school comedy show. She made her first film in 1915. She was best
known as a character actor in silent films, playing roles such as a
fussy old maid and a lady blacksmith. She left the films in
1921–1922 to perform vaudeville. She transitioned into talking
pictures and took on more serious roles.
The Old Maid, in 1939, was her last of nearly 300 movie appearances.
In 1927, Fazenda married Hal B. Wallis, a producer at Warner Bros.,
and they remained married until her death. They had one son, Brent,
who became a psychologist in Florida.
Fazenda died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Beverly Hills, California.
Hal Wallis was in Hawaii making a film and left immediately for home.
She was interred at the
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood,
California. At her funeral, many stories were told of Fazenda's
volunteer work such as caring for children at UCLA Medical Center.
Fazenda has a star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Pictures
section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Poor Jake's Demise (1913 short)
Almost an Actress (1913 short)
Hogan's Romance Upset (1915 short)
Fatty's Tintype Tangle (1915 short)
Down on the Farm (1920)
A Small Town Idol
A Small Town Idol (1921)
The Beautiful and Damned (1922)
The Fog (1923)
Main Street (1923)
Mary of the Movies (1923) – cameo
The Gold Diggers (1923, lost)
The Wanters (1923)
Being Respectable (1924)
The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln
The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)
Listen Lester (1924)
The Lighthouse by the Sea
The Lighthouse by the Sea (1924)
True as Steel (1924)
A Broadway Butterfly (1925)
Bobbed Hair (1925)
Hogan's Alley (1925)
The Bat (1926)
Footloose Widows (1926)
Miss Nobody (1926)
Tin Gods (1926)
The Old Soak
The Old Soak (1926)
The Red Mill (1927)
Cradle Snatchers (1927)
Simple Sis (1927)
A Texas Steer (1927)
A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927)
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)
Heart to Heart (1928)
Pay as You Enter
Pay as You Enter (1928)
The Terror (1928)
Noah's Ark (1928)
Taxi 13 (1928) (uncredited)
Riley the Cop
Riley the Cop (1928)
Five and Ten Cent Annie (1928)
Stark Mad (1929)
The Desert Song (1929)
House of Horror (1929)
On With the Show (1929)
Hard to Get (1929)
The Show of Shows
The Show of Shows (1929)
Hot Stuff (1929)
Loose Ankles (1930)
No, No, Nanette (1930)
Wide Open (1930)
High Society Blues
High Society Blues (1930)
Bride of the Regiment (1930)
Rain or Shine (1930)
Viennese Nights (1930)
Misbehaving Ladies (1931)
Newly Rich (1931)
The Mad Parade (1931)
Once in a Lifetime (1932)
The Unwritten Law (1932)
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Wonder Bar (1934)
The Winning Ticket (1935)
The Casino Murder Case
The Casino Murder Case (1935)
Broadway Gondolier (1935)
The Widow from Monte Carlo
The Widow from Monte Carlo (1935)
Ready, Willing, and Able (1937)
Ever Since Eve
Ever Since Eve (1937)
First Lady (1937)
Swing Your Lady
Swing Your Lady (1938)
Down on the Farm (1938)
The Old Maid (1939)
^ a b Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles
Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 178.
ISBN 9780786450190. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
^ a b c "Louise Fazenda, star of silent films, dies". Journal and
Courier. Lafayette, Indiana. April 18, 1962. p. 1 – via
^ "Death takes
Louise Fazenda of silent films". The Los Angeles Times.
April 18, 1962. p. 35 – via Newspapers.com.
^ "Louise Fazenda's good deeds live after her". Los Angeles Times.
April 21, 1962. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
^ "Louise Fazenda". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Archived from the original
on June 17, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
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