Louise Fazenda
Actor
Louise Fazenda
Louise Fazenda was an American film actress, appearing chiefly in silent comedy films.
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HAL WALLIS, PRODUCER OF FILM CLASSICS, DEAD AT 88
NYTimes - over 30 years
Hal B. Wallis, who produced, co-produced or supervised the production of more than 400 films during a career that spanned half a century, has died at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Mr. Wallis, who was 88 years old and had had diabetes for some time, died in his sleep Sunday; the news of his death was withheld until after a private funeral
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HAL B. WALLIS, FILM PRODUCER, IS DEAD
NYTimes - over 30 years
Hal B. Wallis, who produced, co-produced or supervised the production of more than 400 films during a career that spanned half a century, has died at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Mr. Wallis, who was 88 years old and had had diabetes for some time, died in his sleep Sunday; the news of his death was withheld until after a private funeral
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HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD: A MOVIE FAN'S TOUR
NYTimes - almost 33 years
CHARLES LOCKWOOD is the author of the recently published ''Guide to Hollywood and Beverly Hills'' (Crown). This article is adapted from the chapter entitled ''Hollywood Boulevard.'' Every year millions of tourists flock to the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, hoping to find the hub of the motion picture industry. Instead, all that these
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WEEKENDER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 33 years
uf1 Friday VANYA' AT LA MAMA Andrei Serban, the innovative director whose Chekhov productions emphasize the playwright's comic intent, is presenting ''Uncle Vanya'' at LaMama Annex, 74A East Fourth Street, which has been covered in natural pine for the event. The set is on several levels, including a balcony, the audience sits on three sides, and
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 66
    Died on April 17, 1962.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1954
    Age 58
    In 1954, Fazenda read about a woman who died in a car accident.
    More Details Hide Details She paid the entire hospital bill of her daughter, who was injured in the wreck. She subsidized the studies of a law student who was contemplating leaving school when his wife became pregnant. At the UCLA Medical Center she helped to feed young children, before she rocked and sang them to sleep. Actress Laura La Plante witnessed her charitable efforts. LaPlante described Fazenda helping children and poor people. One child refused to eat. The actress reportedly went back and forth to the hospital from her home, making various dishes, until she was successful, and the youth regained his health. Among the children she helped there was one Edward Bunker, who described what had happened in his autobiographical The Education of a Felon.
  • FORTIES
  • 1939
    Age 43
    The Old Maid, in 1939, was her last of nearly 300 movie appearances.
    More Details Hide Details She spent the remainder of her years enjoying life as an art collector until her death caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Hal Wallis was in Hawaii making a film and left immediately for home. She was interred at the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. Louise Fazenda has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1927
    Age 31
    In 1927, Fazenda married noted Warner Bros. producer Hal B. Wallis, a union which lasted until her death.
    More Details Hide Details They had one son, Brent, who became a psychologist in Florida.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1921
    Age 25
    She took a break from making motion pictures in 1921–1922 in order to try vaudeville.
    More Details Hide Details Fazenda appeared in a variety of shorts and feature-length films throughout the decade. By the advent of sound pictures, Fazenda was a highly paid actress, making movies for nearly all of the big studios. Fazenda continued through the 1930s, appearing mostly in musicals and comedies. Her skill was in performing character roles. She played such diverse parts as a fussy old maid and a lady blacksmith. She was once described as a plain-looking woman but a highly gifted character comedian.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1913
    Age 17
    Fazenda got her start in comedy shorts as early as 1913 with Joker Studios, frequently appearing with Max Asher and Bobby Vernon.
    More Details Hide Details She was soon recruited for Mack Sennett's troupe at Keystone Studios. As with many Keystone actors, Fazenda's star soon grew larger than Sennett was willing to pay for, and she left Sennett in the early 1920s for better roles and more money.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1895
    Born
    Born on June 17, 1895.
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