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Anita Louise

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Louise was born on January 9, 1915, in New York City,[1] the daughter of Louis Fremault and Ann Fremault.[2]

She attended the Professional Children's School.[3] She made her acting debut on Broadway at the age of seven, in Peter Ibbetson.[4] Within a year she 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.[citation needed]

At age seven, Louise appeared in the film Down to the Sea in Ships (1922).[5] She made her first credited screen debut at the age of nine in the film The Sixth Commandment (1924). In 1929, Louise dropped her Fremault surname, billing herself by her first and second names only.

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.[according to whom?] 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 wereJust Like Heaven(1930 film) 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 mostly secondary roles and her film career started to slow. Some of her films during this time are Casanova Brown (1944), Nine Girls (1944), The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946), Blondie's Big Moment (1947), and Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1947). Her last appearance on the big screen was in the 1952 war film Retreat, Hell!. In 1950s. Louise 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.[6] Louise was also the substitute host of The Loretta Young Show (1953) when Loretta Young was recuperating from surgery.[citation needed] In 1957, she was host of Theater Time on ABC-TV.[6]:1068 Other shows Anita hosted include The United States Steel Hour ( Louise virtually retired after My Friend Flicka, which was rebroadcast thereafter for a generation. Her husband, film producer Buddy Adler, whom she had married on May 18, 1940,[4] died in 1960.[1] They had two children. She married Henry Berger in 1962. Louise died of a stroke on April 25, 1970, in West Los Angeles, California. She was buried next to Adler at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[7] She was 55 years old. 1962) and Playhouse 90 (1957). Her last television appearance was in a 1970 episode of the Mod Squad.

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