Lois Wilson

Actor, Schoolteacher
Warm, attractive, highly talented leading actress, popular in silent film in roles calling for quiet realism rather than slick glamour. Wilson played the female lead in several well-remembered action and epic films of ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1894 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

The Watermelon Woman 1997 (Movie)

additional cast (Actor)

The Aldrich Family 1949 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl From Jones Beach 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Female 1933 (Movie)

Harriet (Actor)

No Greater Glory 1933 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alimony (Movie)

(Actor)

Bad Little Angel (Movie)

Ellen Creighton (Actor)

Bright Eyes (Movie)

Mary Blake (Actor)

Broadway Nights (Movie)

Fanny Franchette (Actor)

City of Silent Men (Movie)

Molly Bryant (Actor)

Coney Island (Movie)

Joan Wellman (Actor)

Decoy (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood (Movie)

Guest Appearance (Actor)

Irish Luck (Movie)

Lady Gwendolyn (Actor)

It Pays to Advertise (Movie)

(Actor)

Laughing at Life (Movie)

Mrs. McHale (Actor)

Let's Get Married (Movie)

Mary Corbin, "the Only Girl" (Actor)

Life Returns (Movie)

Dr. Louise Stone (Actor)

Monsieur Beaucaire (Movie)

Queen Marie of France (Actor)

On Trial (Movie)

May Strickland (Actor)

Rider of Death Valley (Movie)

Helen Joyce (Actor)

Ruggles of Red Gap (Movie)

Kate Kenner (Actor)

Temptation (Movie)

(Actor)

The Age for Love (Movie)

Sylvia Pearson (Actor)

The Covered Wagon (Movie)

Molly Wingate (Actor)

The Deluge (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

The Devil Is Driving (Movie)

Nancy Evans (Actor)

The Furies (Movie)

Fifi Sands (Actor)

The Show-Off (Movie)

Clara Harling (Actor)

The Show-Off (Movie)

Amy Fisher (Actor)

The Vanishing American (Movie)

Marion Warner (Actor)

The World's Champion (Movie)

Lady Elizabeth (Actor)

Ticket to Crime (Movie)

Mrs. Purdy (Actor)

Treason (TV Show)

Actor

Wedding Present (Movie)

Laura Dodacker (Actor)

Your Uncle Dudley (Movie)

Christine Saunders (Actor)
Other (3)

Major Payne 1995 (Movie)

teacher (Other)

Major Payne 1995 (Movie)

teacher (Other)

Far Out, Man! 1990 (Movie)

teacher (Other)

Biography

Warm, attractive, highly talented leading actress, popular in silent film in roles calling for quiet realism rather than slick glamour. Wilson played the female lead in several well-remembered action and epic films of the period such as "The Covered Wagon" (1923) and "The Vanishing American" (1925), but enjoyed a more memorable showcase with her superb work in the poignant title role of a lonely, put-upon young woman in William DeMille's "Miss Lulu Bett" (1921). She also played Daisy opposite Warner Baxter in the first film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" (1926).<p>Chosen by Paramount Studios to represent the film industry at the British Empire Exposition, Wilson was cited as "a typical example of the American girl in character, culture and beauty." Her stardom faded with the coming of sound, but she continued in good supporting roles (e.g. 1933's "Female") until the early 1940s, eventually racking up over 100 credits in feature films. Wilson later enjoyed success on the Broadway stage and the TV soap operas "The Guiding Light" and "The Edge of Night".

Relationships

Diana Kane

Sister

Connie Lewis

Sister

Milestones

1949

Made one-shot return to films with a small part in "The Girl from Jones Beach"

1940

Retired from motion pictures

1924

Selected by Paramount Studios to represent the motion picture industry at the British Empire Exposition

1916

Made film acting debut in a small part in "The Dumb Girl of Portici", starring ballerina Anna Pavlova

1915

Won a statewide beauty contest in Alabama

Was playing leading roles in films by 1917

Acted on such TV soap operas as "The Edge of Night" and "The Guiding Light"

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