Lois Wilson

Born Jun 28, 1894

Lois Wilson was an American actress best known for her work during the silent film era. She also directed two short films and was a scenario writer.

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1894 Birth Born on June 28, 1894.


1915 21 Years Old In 1915 Wilson moved to California after winning a beauty contest put on by Universal Studios and the Birmingham News. … Read More
1916 22 Years Old In 1916 she visited Chicago, where she met pioneer female film director Lois Weber, who gave her a small part in her film The Dumb Girl of Portici, which starred famed ballerina Anna Pavlova. … Read More
1919 25 Years Old After appearing in several films at various studios, Wilson settled in at Paramount Pictures in 1919, where she remained until 1927.
1922 28 Years Old She was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1922, and all told appeared in 150 movies. … Read More


1924 30 Years Old She was once described as having a screen image of "the soft, marrying kind of woman"; in real life, however, she never married. She was chosen by Paramount Pictures to represent the motion picture industry at the British Empire Exposition of 1924. … Read More
1926 32 Years Old Wilson was also the model of the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Celebration's official poster, "America Welcomes the World" in 1926.


1941 47 Years Old Wilson played both romantic leads and character parts. Despite making a successful transition to sound, Wilson was dissatisfied with the roles she received in the 1930s and she soon retired in 1941, making only three films after 1939. … Read More


1988 94 Years Old Died on March 3, 1988.
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