Anita Louise (1915 - 1970)

Anita Louise
1915 - 1970
updated May 04, 2020
Anita Louise was born on January 9, 1915 in New York, New York. She died on April 25, 1970 in Los Angeles, California at 55 years old.

Anita Louise
Born: Anita Louise Fremault January 9, 1915 New York City, U.S.
Died April 25, 1970 (aged 55) West Los Angeles, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Other names Anita Fremault
Occupation Actress
Years active 1921–1970
Spouses Buddy Adler, Producer (m. 1940; died 1960) Henry Berger (lawyer) (m. 1962) Children 2
Anita Louise (born Anita Louise Fremault; January 9, 1915 – April 25, 1970) was an American film and television actress
best known for her performances in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), The Story of Louis Pasteur (1935), Anthony Adverse (1936),
Marie Antoinette (1938) and The Little Princess (1939).
She was named as a WAMPAS Baby Star, and frequently described as one of the cinema's more fashionable and stylish women.
Louise had delicate features and blonde hair, with ageless grace, which saw her through 30 years in film, beginning as a child actress
before becoming a featured player during Hollywood's Golden Age.

Life and career
Louise was born on January 9, 1915, in New York City, the daughter of Louis Fremault and Ann Fremault.

She attended the Professional Children's School. She made her acting debut on Broadway at the age of seven, in Peter Ibbetson Within a year, she was appearing regularly in Hollywood films. By her late teens, she was cast in leading and supporting roles in major productions and 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). She made her first credited screen debut at the age of nine in the film The Sixth Commandment (1924). In 1929, Louise dropped her 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 frequently was described as one of cinema's more fashionable and stylish women. and was breathtakingly beautiful in person. Her reputation was 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 were Just Like Heaven, 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 in movies was in the 1952 war film Retreat, Hell!. 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 more widely seen roles as the gentle mother Nell McLaughlin in the television series My Friend Flicka from 1956 to 1957, with co-stars Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans, and Frank Ferguson. 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. Other shows Anita hosted include The United States Steel Hour (1962) and Playhouse 90 (1957). Her last television appearance was in a 1970 episode of the Mod Squad.

Personal life and death
Louise virtually retired after My Friend Flicka, which was rebroadcast thereafter for a generation. Her husband, film producer Buddy Adler, whom she married on May 18, 1940, died in 1960. 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. She was 55 years old.

Louise has a star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her contribution to films.


Filmography

Louise in The Little Princess (1939)

Anita Louise in The Gorilla (1939)

Louise with Roger Pryor in Glamour for Sale (1940)
Year Title Role Notes

1934 The Most Precious Thing in Life Patty O'Day
1934 Are We Civilized? Norma Bockner
1934 Madame DuBarry Marie Antoinette
1934 Cross Streets Clara Grattan
1934 I Give My Love Lorna March
1934 Judge Priest Ellie May Gillespie
1934 The Firebird Mariette Pointer
1934 Bachelor of Arts Mimi Smith
1935 Lady Tubbs Wynne Howard
1935 Here's to Romance Lydia Lubov
1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania, Queen of the Fairies
1935 Personal Maid's Secret Diana Abercrombie
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur Annette Pasteur
1936 Brides Are Like That Hazel Robinson
1936 Anthony Adverse Maria
1937 Green Light Phyllis Dexter
1937 Call It a Day Joan Collett, the maid
1937 The Go Getter Margaret Ricks
1937 That Certain Woman Florence 'Flip' Carson Merrick
1937 First Lady Emmy Page
1937 Tovarich Helene Dupont
1938 My Bill Muriel Colbrook
1938 Marie Antoinette Princesse de Lamballe
1938 The Sisters Helen Elliot Johnson
1938 Going Places Ellen Parker
1939 The Little Princess Rose Hamilton
1939 The Gorilla Norma Denby
1939 These Glamour Girls Daphne 'Daph' Graves
1939 Hero for a Day Sylvia Higgins
1939 Main Street Lawyer Honey Boggs
1939 Reno Mrs. Joanne Ryder
1940 Wagons Westward Phyllis O'Conover
1940 Glamour for Sale Ann Powell
1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her Mary Wilson
1941 The Phantom Submarine Madeline Neilson
1941 Two in a Taxi Bonnie
1941 Harmon of Michigan Peggy Adams
1943 Dangerous Blondes Julie Taylor
1944 Nine Girls Paula Canfield
1944 Casanova Brown Madge Ferris
1945 Love Letters Helen Wentworth
1946 The Fighting Guardsman Amelie de Montrevel
1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Lady Catherine Maitland
1946 The Devil's Mask Janet Mitchell
1946 Personality Kid Laura Howard
1946 Shadowed Carol Johnson
1947 Blondie's Big Moment Miss Gary
1947 Bulldog Drummond at Bay Doris Hamilton
1952 Retreat, Hell! Ruth Hansen
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Anita Louise
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Gender
Anita
First name
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Middle name
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Maiden name
Louise
Last name(s)
Anita Louis Fremault
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Last known residence
Anita Louise was born on in New York, New York United States
Birth
Anita Louise died on in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States
Death
Anita Louise was born on in New York, New York United States
Anita Louise died on in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States
Birth
Death
Stroke.
Cause of death
at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Glendale, California United States
Burial / Funeral

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Nationality & Locations Lived

Born Anita Louise Fremault January 9, 1915 New York City, U.S.
Died April 25, 1970 (aged 55)
West Los Angeles, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Other names Anita Fremault

Religion

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Education

She was raised in New York City and lived there during her childhood.

Professions

Famous Movie Star.
Anita Louise
Occupation Actress
Years active 1921–1970

Among her film successes were Just Like Heaven, 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).
In middle age, she played one of her more widely seen roles as the gentle mother Nell McLaughlin in the television series My Friend Flicka from 1956 to 1957, with co-stars Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans, and Frank Ferguson. Louise was also the substitute host of The Loretta Young Show (1953) when Loretta Young was recuperating from surgery.
In 1957, she was host of Theater Time on ABC-TV.[6]:1068 Other shows Anita hosted include The United States Steel Hour (1962) and Playhouse 90 (1957). Her last television appearance was in a 1970 episode of the Mod Squad.

Personal life and death
Louise virtually retired after My Friend Flicka, which was rebroadcast thereafter for a generation. Her husband, film producer Buddy Adler, whom she married on May 18, 1940, died in 1960. 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. She was 55 years old.

Louise has a star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her contribution to films.


1935 Here's to Romance Lydia Lubov
1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania, Queen of the Fairies
1935 Personal Maid's Secret Diana Abercrombie
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur Annette Pasteur
1936 Brides Are Like That Hazel Robinson
1936 Anthony Adverse Maria
1937 Green Light Phyllis Dexter
1937 Call It a Day Joan Collett, the maid
1937 The Go Getter Margaret Ricks
1937 That Certain Woman Florence 'Flip' Carson Merrick
1937 First Lady Emmy Page
1937 Tovarich Helene Dupont
1938 My Bill Muriel Colbrook
1938 Marie Antoinette Princesse de Lamballe
1938 The Sisters Helen Elliot Johnson
1938 Going Places Ellen Parker
1939 The Little Princess Rose Hamilton
1939 The Gorilla Norma Denby
1939 These Glamour Girls Daphne 'Daph' Graves
1939 Hero for a Day Sylvia Higgins
1939 Main Street Lawyer Honey Boggs
1939 Reno Mrs. Joanne Ryder
1940 Wagons Westward Phyllis O'Conover
1940 Glamour for Sale Ann Powell
1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her Mary Wilson
1941 The Phantom Submarine Madeline Neilson
1941 Two in a Taxi Bonnie
1941 Harmon of Michigan Peggy Adams
1943 Dangerous Blondes Julie Taylor
1944 Nine Girls Paula Canfield
1944 Casanova Brown Madge Ferris
1945 Love Letters Helen Wentworth
1946 The Fighting Guardsman Amelie de Montrevel
1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Lady Catherine Maitland
1946 The Devil's Mask Janet Mitchell
1946 Personality Kid Laura Howard
1946 Shadowed Carol Johnson
1947 Blondie's Big Moment Miss Gary
1947 Bulldog Drummond at Bay Doris Hamilton
1952 Retreat, Hell! Ruth Hansen

Personal Life & Organizations

She went to a lot of screenings and parties in Manhattan especially those at the Museum of Modern Art given by Raymond Rohauer. Anita was exceptionally beautiful and tastefully dressed. Her second husband was a lawyer named Henry Berger. Berger was very friendly and after she died I saw him as an escort for Ann Miller. (I also gave tributes to Raymond Rohauer and Ann Miller.)

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Actress
Born Anita Louise Fremault on Jan. 9, 1915 in New York, NY
Died April 25, 1970 of stroke in Holmby Hills, CA
Anita Louise was a film, television and theater actress who was considered one of the best-dressed women in Hollywood.

Louise was born Anita Louise Fremault in New York on Jan. 9, 1915. She worked as a model for commercial artists as a child and made her film debut in "The Sixth Commandment" (1924). By age 13 she had moved onto leading roles.

She appeared onscreen in "Judge Priest" (1934), "Madame Du Barry" (1934), "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1936), "Anthony Adverse" (1936), "The Little Princess" (1939), "Casanova Brown" (1944) and many other films.

Later in her career, she moved to the small screen to star in the TV series "My Friend Flicka."

Louise married film producer Buddy Adler in 1940, and they remained together until Adler's death. The couple had two children. Louise later remarried, to importer Henry Berger, and their union lasted until her death.

Louise died of a stroke at her home in the Holmby Hills section of West Los Angeles on April 25, 1970, at age 55.

— Lindsay Barnett for the Los Angeles Times June 14, 2010, with additional reporting from the Los Angeles Times, April 27, 1970

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In 1915, in the year that Anita Louise was born, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1920, when she was merely 5 years old, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1945, Anita was 30 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1956, when she was 41 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1970, in the year of Anita Louise's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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