Willard Louis

Willard Louis (April 19, 1882 – July 22, 1926) was an American stage and film actor of the silent era. He appeared in more than 80 films between 1911 and 1926. He was born in San Francisco, California.

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Willard Louis
Willard Louis Smith

(1882-04-19)April 19, 1882
DiedJuly 22, 1926(1926-07-22) (aged 44)
Years active1911-1926

Louis had an art studio before he became an actor at age 20. He acted on stage for four years before he began making films.[1]

In addition to his work in dramatic films, Louis performed in comedic roles. In 1926, he signed a five-year contract with Warner Bros., with some of the proposed films having him co-starring with Louise Fazenda.[2]

Lous died of typhoid fever[3] and pneumonia[4] in Glendale, California, aged 44.

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  1. ^ "Winner". Los Angeles Evening Citizen News. September 30, 1924. p. 9. Retrieved October 14, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Willard Louis Given Five-Year Contract with Warner Brothers". The Dispatch. Illinois, Moline. February 20, 1926. p. 17. Retrieved October 14, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Shulman, Terry Chester (November 12, 2019). Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-7810-3. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "Willard Louis". AllMovie. Archived from the original on October 14, 2021. Retrieved October 14, 2021.

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