Lois Wilde

Edithia Lois Wilde[2] (August 14, 1907 – February 16, 1995) was an American actress, model, dancer, and beauty contest winner.[3] She was most famous for appearing in B-Western and Action movies, and also known for her appearance in Undersea Kingdom (1936).

Lois Wilde
Born
Edithea Lois Wild

(1907-08-14)August 14, 1907
DiedFebruary 16, 1995(1995-02-16) (aged 87)
Years active1936-1984
Spouse(s)Leslie Major Sherriff (1925-1937) (divorced) (1 child)
William Henry Snow (1938-1940) (divorced)[1]
Gilbert Denton Buck (1954-1986) (his death)
ChildrenMarjorie Sherriff

CareerEdit

By the time she was 15 years old, Wilde was working as a model and was a ballet dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House. Artists for whom she posed included Howard Chandler Christy, Arnold Genthe, and Renee Prahar.[4]

On Broadway, Wilde performed in Zigfeld Follies of 1923[5] and "was once voted the most beautiful girl in the Follies organization."[6]

Wilde co-starred with Ray Corrigan in Undersea Kingdom (1936) a serial from Republic Pictures.[7] She also co-starred with Gene Autry in 1936's The Singing Cowboy.

Personal lifeEdit

On March 8, 1925, Wilde married Leslie Major Sheriff, a musician, in Brooklyn, New York;[8] they divorced in 1937.[9] In 1938, she married William Henry Snow, who was president of a radio recording company.[9]

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lois Wilde". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 1938. p. 4.
  2. ^ "(photo caption)". The Honolulu Advertiser. Hawaii, Honolulu. International Newsreel. March 29, 1925. p. 36. Retrieved July 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ "Actress Lois Wilde to Be Wed". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri, St. Louis. June 1, 1938. p. 4. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "Lois Wilde, Famous Model at 15, Still Loves Dolls, but Aspires to Be a Bernhardt". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. December 10, 1922. p. 4. Retrieved July 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ "Lois Wilde". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Wedding March Soon; Banjo One, for Lois Wilde". Daily News. New York, New York City. March 8, 1925. p. 18. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ "The Movie Lots Beg to Report". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. March 18, 1936. p. 12. Retrieved July 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  8. ^ "Musician Weds Follies Girl". Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. March 9, 1925. p. 2. Retrieved July 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  9. ^ a b "Film Actress to Take Vows". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. June 1, 1938. p. 3. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  

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