Louise Fazenda

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Birthday
17, 1895
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Apr 17, 1962 (66)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1895
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Apr 17, 1962 (66)

About

Popular slapstick actress who appeared in comedies during the silent films era, including The Bat and Swing Your Lady.

Before Fame

She started with two-reel comedies for Universal, eventually graduating to feature films with Keystone Studios.

Trivia

Her most popular stock character was a country bumpkin - adorned with pigtails and calico dresses - which inspired later generation actresses like Minnie Pearl.

Family Life

She married Hal B. Wallis, a top executive at Warner Bros. Studios who produced six of her movies.

Associated With

Mabel Normand was her co-star early in her career with Keystone Studios. When Normand complained about her roles, the director threatened to "send for Fazenda."