Saturday, 28 December 2019

Lois Wilde

Born: 14 August 1907, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 16 February 1995, North Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA

Lois Wilde was a child model for photographers and painters. She also trained in dance and was spotted by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. himself who put her in his Ziegfed Follies as a 15-year old. Lois also entered beauy contests and was a finalist in the Miss America contest in 1923. She appeared on Broadway with the Ziegfeld Follies in 1923.

Lois entered films initially as a ghost writer until she was given the leading female role in films like 'Step On It (1936)' and 'Caryl of the Mountains (1936)'. In 'The Millionaire Kid (1936)' she played second female lead to Betty Compson. After shooting 'Danger Valley (1937)', Lois was involved in an incident whilst a passenger in a car. A sudden jolt broke her neck and her film career came to a halt. In later life she made sporadic uncredited background appearances in several films.

Danger Valley (1937) as Mickey Temple

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