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Anita Louise (January 9, 1915 – April 25, 1970) was an American film actress.

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Life and career

Born Anita Louise Fremault in New York, New York, she made her acting debut on Broadway at the age of six, and within a year was appearing regularly in Hollywood films. By her late teens she was being cast in leading and supporting roles in major productions, and was highly regarded for her delicate features and blonde hair.

Career

As her stature in Hollywood grew, she was named as a WAMPAS Baby Star, and was frequently described as one of cinema's most fashionable and stylish women. Her reputation was further enhanced by her role as Hollywood society hostess, with her parties attended by the elite of Hollywood, and widely and regularly reported in the news media.

Among her film successes were Madame Du Barry (1934), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), The Story of Louis Pasteur (1935), Anthony Adverse (1936), Marie Antoinette (1938), The Sisters (1938), and The Little Princess (1939).

By the 1940s, she was reduced to minor roles and acted very infrequently until the advent of television in the 1950s provided her with further opportunities. In middle age she played one of her most widely seen roles as the gentle mother, Nell McLaughlin, in the television series My Friend Flicka from 1956-1957, with co-stars Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans, and Frank Ferguson.

Death

She virtually retired after this. Her husband of twenty years, the film producer Buddy Adler died in 1960. Anita Louise died from a stroke in Los Angeles, California at the age of 55, and was interred next to Adler at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Memorial

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her contribution to Motion Pictures at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.

Filmography

Film

  • The Sixth Commandment (1924)
  • Lend Me Your Husband (1924)
  • The Music Master (1927)
  • Memories (1927)
  • 4 Devils (1928) - Louise
  • The Spirit of Youth (1929) - Toodles Ewing
  • Square Shoulders (1929) - Mary Jane
  • Wonder of Women (1929) - Lottie
  • The Marriage Playground (1929) - Blanca Wheater
  • The Florodora Girl (1930) - Vibart Child
  • What A Man (1930) - Marion Kilbourne
  • Just Like Heaven (1930) - Mimi
  • The Third Alarm (1930) - Milly Morton
  • Everything's Rosie (1931) - Rosie Droop
  • The Great Meadow (1931) - Betty Hall
  • Millie (1931) - Constance 'Connie' Maitland
  • The Woman Between (1931) - Helen Weston
  • Heaven On Earth (1931) - Towhead
  • The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) - Esther Wren
  • Our Betters (1933) - Elizabeth 'Bessie' Saunders
  • The Most Precious Thing in Life (1934) - Patty O'Day
  • Are We Civilized? (1934) - Norma Bockner
  • Cross Streets (1934) - Clara Grattan
  • I Give My Love (1934) - Lorna March
  • Judge Priest (1934) - Ellie May Gillespie
  • Madame DuBarry (1934) - Marie Antoinette
  • The Firebird (1934) - Mariette Pointer
  • Bachelor of Arts (1934) - Mimi Smith
  • Lady Tubbs (1935) - Wynne Howard
  • Here's to Romance (1935) - Lydia Lubov
  • Personal Maid's Secret (1935) - Diana Abercrombie
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) - Titania, Queen of the Fairies
  • The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) - Annette Pasteur
  • Brides Are Like That (1936) - Hazel Robinson
  • Anthony Adverse (1936) - Maria
  • Green Light (1937) - Phyllis Dexter
  • Call It a Day (1937) - Joan Collett
  • The Go Getter (1937) - Margaret Ricks
  • That Certain Woman (1937) - Florence 'Flip' Carson Merrick
  • First Lady (1937) - Emmy Page
  • Tovarich (1937) - Helene Dupont
  • My Bill (1938) - Muriel Colbrook
  • Marie Antoinette (1938) - Princesse de Lamballe
  • The Sisters (1938) - Helen Elliot Johnson
  • Going Places (1938) - Ellen Parker
  • The Little Princess (1939) - Rose Hamilton
  • The Gorilla (1939) - Norma Denby
  • These Glamour Girls (1939) - Daphne 'Daph' Graves
  • Hero For a Day (1939) - Sylvia Higgins
  • Main Street Lawyer (1939) - Honey Boggs
  • Reno (1939) - Mrs. Joanne Ryder
  • Wagons Westward (1940) - Phyllis O'Conover
  • Glamour For Sale (1940) - Ann Powell
  • The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940) - Mary Wilson
  • The Phantom Submarine (1941) - Madeline Neilson
  • Two in a Taxi (1941) - Bonnie
  • Harmon of Michigan (1941) - Peggy Adams
  • Dangerous Blondes (1943) - Julie Taylor
  • Nine Girls (1944) - Paula Canfield
  • Casanova Brown (1944) - Madge Ferris
  • Love Letters (1945) - Helen Wentworth
  • The Fighting Guardsman (1946) - Amelie de Montrevel
  • The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) - Lady Catherine Maitland
  • The Devil's Mask (1946) - Janet Mitchell
  • Personality Kid (1946) - Laura Howard
  • Shadowed (1946) - Carol Johnson
  • Blondie's Big Moment (1947) - Miss Gary
  • Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1947) - Doris Hamilton
  • Stars Over Hollywood (1950)
  • Retreat, Hell! (1952) - Ruth Hansen

Television




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