Louise Henry (actress)

Jessie Louise Henry Weltz (June 14, 1911 – February 17, 1967) was an American film actress who worked in Hollywood during the 1930s.

Louise Henry
On a German cigarette card, c. 1935
Jessie Louise Heiman

(1911-06-14)June 14, 1911
DiedFebruary 17, 1967(1967-02-17) (aged 55)
Years active1934–1939
Spouse(s)Samuel Robert Weltz[1]
Parent(s)Dr. Jesse Strauss Heiman
Louise Henry Heiman

Early yearsEdit

Henry was the daughter of Dr. Jesse Strauss Heiman, a physician,[2] and his wife, a stage actress named Louise Henry Heiman.[3] Her father was a Syracuse N.Y. native and practiced medicine there until he moved the family to New York City in 1916. Between 1914 and 1916, Louise and her family lived at 1027 Genesee Street in Syracuse, N.Y.

Heiman family home Syracuse N.Y.

By the age of 14 in 1926, Louise was engaged in dancing events throughout Europe and under contract for making movies in Berlin.

Syracuse newspaper articles re: Louise Heiman


On February 17, 1967, Henry died of cancer in New York City, New York, at age 55.[3]

Some sources erroneously give other accounts of Henry's death. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2011 says, "Actress Louise Henry ... died in Syracuse, New York, on December 12, 2011."[4] The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 also gives December 12, 2011, as the date of her death.[5] In contrast, the third edition of Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons says, "Internet stories that she lived to 100 in Syracuse notwithstanding, she was married to Samuel Robert Weltz until her death in New York City from Cancer at 55." A source for such confusion may be that Louise Henry's uncle, Dr. Mark Heiman, lived all of his life with his sister (also Louise's aunt) and her family in the Meadowbrook neighborhood of Syracuse.[3] Louise is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1934 Paris Interlude Mary Louise
1934 Hide-Out Lilly - Singer
1934 Forsaking All Others Party Guest Uncredited
1935 Society Doctor Telephone Operator
1935 One New York Night Ermine
1935 The Casino Murder Case Virginia Llewellyn
1935 Reckless Louise
1935 No More Ladies Party Guest Playing Charades Uncredited
1935 Calm Yourself Bobby's Secretary Uncredited
1935 The Murder Man Lillian Hopper
1935 King Solomon of Broadway Nikki Bradbury
1935 Remember Last Night? Penny Whitridge
1935 In Old Kentucky Arlene Shattuck
1936 Exclusive Story Tess Graham
1936 End of the Trail Belle Pearson
1937 The Hit Parade Monica Barrett
1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway Billie Bronson
1937 There Goes the Groom Janet Russell
1937 45 Fathers Elizabeth Carter
1938 The Gaunt Stranger Cora Ann Milton
1939 Charlie Chan in Reno Jeanne Bently (final film role)


  1. ^ New York Times (July 23, 1985): obituary of husband Samuel Robert Weltz, refers to Henry as being deceased.
  2. ^ "'Show Must Go On' In Spite of Grief". The San Bernardino County Sun. California, San Bernardino. United Press. September 15, 1935. p. 18. Retrieved October 11, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)  
  3. ^ a b c d Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 334. ISBN 9781476625997. Retrieved 12 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Lentz, Harris M. III (2012). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2011. McFarland. ISBN 9780786491346. Retrieved 12 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Jones, Stephen (2012). The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 9781780330914. Retrieved 12 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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