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Lona Andre

From Wikipedia Lona Andre (March 2, 1915 – September 18, 1992) was an American film actress. Born Launa Anderson in Nashville, Tennessee, Andre attracted attention with her first films in Hollywood and was named as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932. After winning the Paramount Panther Woman Contest, she was signed to a movie contract by Paramount Pictures. When Paramount did not renew her option, Andre worked as a freelance artist. During the 1930s she appeared frequently in films, usually as the lead in "B" pictures, and by the end of the decade had starred in more than fifty films. In 1934 Andre was part of the cast of School For Girls along with Toby Wing, Lois Wilson, Sidney Fox, and Dorothy Lee and in 1936 appeared alongside Laurel and Hardy in their feature film Our Relations. In June 1935, Andre eloped to Santa Barbara, California to marry MGM actor Edward Norris. Andre filed for an annulment action four days after her marriage in Tijuana, Mexico. She was later married to salesman, James T. Bolling, and was divorced from him in March 1947. In 1938 Andre set a world's golfing record for women by shooting 156 holes of golf in 11 hours and 56 minutes on the Lake Norconian, California course. Her best round was 91 for 18 holes and her worst was 115. Her acting career was greatly diminished during the 1940s, and she made her last film appearance in 1949 in Two Knights From Brooklyn. After her film career ended she became a successful businesswoman and never returned to acting. She was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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Mar 2, 1915 In Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Woman Accused 1933-02-17
Latest Project:
Movie A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy 1992-04-05
Known For
Poster of The Timid Young Man
Poster of Murder at the Vanities
Poster of Too Much Harmony
Poster of College Humor
Movie A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy (archive footage) 1992-04-05
Movie The Case Of The Baby-Sitter Maxine, gang moll 1947-07-26
Movie Confessions of a Vice Baron Florence Davis (edited from 'Race Suicide') (archive footage) (uncredited) 1943-06-30
Movie Pardon My Sarong Girl on Bus with Tommy (uncredited) 1942-08-07
Movie Ghost Valley Raiders Linda Marley 1940-03-23
Movie Race Suicide Unknown 1938-01-01
Movie Sunset Murder Case Nita Madera 1938-11-11
Movie High Hat Dixie Durkin 1937-01-01
Movie The Great Hospital Mystery Miss White 1937-05-14
Movie Trailing Trouble Patty Blair 1937-08-27
Movie Slaves in Bondage Dona Lee 1937-07-24
Movie Custer's Last Stand Belle Meade 1936-01-02
Movie Three on a Limb Molly 1936-01-03
Movie Lucky Terror Ann Thornton / Madame Fatima 1936-02-20
Movie Pilot X Helen Gage 1936-12-01
Movie Our Relations Lily 1936-09-15
Movie Custer's Last Stand (II) Belle Mead 1936-04-02
Movie Border Brigands Diane 1935-05-31
Movie One Run Elmer The Girl 1935-02-22
Movie Gobs of Trouble Unknown 1935-07-12
Movie Happiness C.O.D. Beatrice Manning 1935-10-14
Movie Skybound Teddy Blane 1935-09-22
Movie The Timid Young Man Helen 1935-10-25
Movie Woman Unafraid Peggy 1934-03-27
Movie Come On, Marines! Shirley 1934-01-01
Movie Murder at the Vanities Lona, Earl Carroll Girl (Uncredited) 1934-05-18
Movie School for Girls Peggy 1934-03-22
Movie The Old Fashioned Way Girl in Audience (uncredited) 1934-07-13
Movie The Merry Widow Maid to Sonia (uncredited) 1934-11-02
Movie By Your Leave Florence Purcell 1934-11-09
Movie Two Heads on a Pillow Pamela Devonshire 1934-10-02
Movie Pick Up Party Girl (uncredited) 1933-03-24
Movie The Woman Accused Cora Matthews 1933-02-17
Movie The Girl in 419 Chambermaid 1933-05-26
Movie Too Much Harmony Show Girl 1933-09-23
Movie Take a Chance Miss Miami Beach 1933-11-25
Movie College Humor Ginger 1933-07-05
Movie International House Chorus Queen 1933-05-27