Anita Louise

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Anita Louise

from the trailer for the film The Firebird (1934)
BornAnita Louise Fremault
(1915-01-09)January 9, 1915
New York City, New York
DiedApril 25, 1970(1970-04-25) (aged 55)
West Los Angeles, California
Cause of deathstroke
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
Other namesAnita Fremault
OccupationActress
Years active1921–1970
Spouse(s)Buddy Adler
(m.1940-1960; his death)
Henry Berger
(m.1962-1970; her death)
 
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Anita Louise

from the trailer for the film The Firebird (1934)
BornAnita Louise Fremault
(1915-01-09)January 9, 1915
New York City, New York
DiedApril 25, 1970(1970-04-25) (aged 55)
West Los Angeles, California
Cause of deathstroke
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
Other namesAnita Fremault
OccupationActress
Years active1921–1970
Spouse(s)Buddy Adler
(m.1940-1960; his death)
Henry Berger
(m.1962-1970; her death)

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 City, 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.

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 CBS television series My Friend Flicka from 1956–1957, with co-stars Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans, and Frank Ferguson.

Louise virtually retired after My Friend Flicka, which was rebroadcast thereafter for a generation. Her husband of twenty years, the film producer Buddy Adler, died in 1960. She died of a stroke in 1970 and was interred next to him.

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

Filmography

in The Little Princess (1939)
With Roger Pryor in Glamour for Sale (1940)

Film

TitleYearRole
Down to the Sea in Ships1922(uncredited)
The Sixth Commandment1924
Lend Me Your Husband1924
The Music Master1927
Memories1927
4 Devils1928Louise
A Woman of Affairs1928Diana as a Child (uncredited)
The Spirit of Youth1929Toodles Ewing
Square Shoulders1929Mary Jane
Wonder of Women1929Lottie
The Marriage Playground1929Blanca Wheater
The Florodora Girl1930Vibart Child
What A Man1930Marion Kilbourne
Just Like Heaven1930Mimi
The Third Alarm1930Milly Morton
Everything's Rosie1931Rosie Droop
The Great Meadow1931Betty Hall
Millie1931Constance 'Connie' Maitland
The Woman Between1931Helen Weston
Heaven On Earth1931Towhead
The Phantom of Crestwood1932Esther Wren
Our Betters1933Elizabeth 'Bessie' Saunders
The Most Precious Thing in Life1934Patty O'Day
Are We Civilized?1934Norma Bockner
Cross Streets1934Clara Grattan
I Give My Love1934Lorna March
Judge Priest1934Ellie May Gillespie
Madame DuBarry1934Marie Antoinette
The Firebird1934Mariette Pointer
Bachelor of Arts1934Mimi Smith
Lady Tubbs1935Wynne Howard
Here's to Romance1935Lydia Lubov
Personal Maid's Secret1935Diana Abercrombie
A Midsummer Night's Dream1935Titania, Queen of the Fairies
The Story of Louis Pasteur1936Annette Pasteur
Brides Are Like That1936Hazel Robinson
Anthony Adverse1936Maria
Green Light1937Phyllis Dexter
Call It a Day1937Joan Collett
The Go Getter1937Margaret Ricks
That Certain Woman1937Florence 'Flip' Carson Merrick
First Lady1937Emmy Page
Tovarich1937Helene Dupont
My Bill1938Muriel Colbrook
Marie Antoinette1938Princesse de Lamballe
The Sisters1938Helen Elliot Johnson
Going Places1938Ellen Parker
The Little Princess1939Rose Hamilton
The Gorilla1939Norma Denby
These Glamour Girls1939Daphne 'Daph' Graves
Hero For a Day1939Sylvia Higgins
Main Street Lawyer1939Honey Boggs
Reno1939Mrs. Joanne Ryder
Wagons Westward1940Phyllis O'Conover
Glamour For Sale1940Ann Powell
The Villain Still Pursued Her1940Mary Wilson
The Phantom Submarine1941Madeline Neilson
Two in a Taxi1941Bonnie
Harmon of Michigan1941Peggy Adams
Dangerous Blondes1943Julie Taylor
Nine Girls1944Paula Canfield
Casanova Brown1944Madge Ferris
Love Letters1945Helen Wentworth
The Fighting Guardsman1946Amelie de Montrevel
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest1946Lady Catherine Maitland
The Devil's Mask1946Janet Mitchell
Personality Kid1946Laura Howard
Shadowed1946Carol Johnson
Blondie's Big Moment1947Miss Gary
Bulldog Drummond at Bay1947Doris Hamilton
Retreat, Hell!1952Ruth Hansen

Television

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