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Louise Fazenda
Louise Fazenda
(June 17, 1895 – April 17, 1962)[1] was an American film actress, appearing chiefly in silent comedy films.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Marriage 4 Death 5 Recognition 6 Partial filmography 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Fazenda was born in her maternal grandparents house in Lafayette, Indiana.[2] Fazenda grew up in California where she attended Los Angeles High School and St. Mary's Convent. Career[edit]

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.[3] She transitioned into talking pictures and took on more serious roles.[2] The Old Maid, in 1939, was her last of nearly 300 movie appearances. Marriage[edit] 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.[2] Death[edit] Fazenda died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Beverly Hills, California.[1] 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.[4] Recognition[edit] Fazenda has a star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[5] Partial filmography[edit]

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
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) Compromise (1925) Bobbed Hair (1925) Hogan's Alley (1925) The Bat (1926) Footloose Widows
Footloose Widows
(1926) Miss Nobody (1926) Tin Gods
Tin Gods
(1926) The Old Soak
The Old Soak
(1926) The Red Mill (1927) Cradle Snatchers
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) Outcast (1928) Taxi 13 (1928) (uncredited) Riley the Cop
Riley the Cop
(1928) Five and Ten Cent Annie (1928) Stark Mad
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
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) Leathernecking
Leathernecking
(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
Wonder Bar
(1934) Caravan (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) Colleen (1936) 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)

References[edit]

^ 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 Newspapers.com.  ^ "Death takes Louise Fazenda
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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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 32259178 LCCN: n86075609 ISNI: 0000 0001 1616 3531 BNF: cb14678870h (data) BNE: XX4617

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