~Lois Wilson~

Born: June 28, 1894 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: March 3, 1988 in Reno, Nevada, USA
~Stars of the Photoplay, 1930~
When Lois Weber met Lois Wilson in Chicago during the latter's summer vacation, Alabama lost an
excellent school teacher and the screen gained a delightful personality. Miss Weber gave Lois a part
in "The Dumb Girl of Portici" and she proceeded to play it with such feeling that Miss Weber insisted
she accompany her back to Hollywood. Her success in pictures followed. She became a Wampas Star
in 1922. Lois was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., June 28, 1896. She is 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches, weighs 120 and
has brown hair and hazel eyes.
~Silent Filmography~
The Gamblers (1929) .... Catherine Darwin
Kid Gloves (1929) .... Ruth
Object: Alimony (1928) .... Ruth Rutledge
... aka Object: Matrimony
Conquest (1928) .... Diane Holden
Sally's Shoulders (1928) .... Sally
Ransom (1928) .... Lois Brewster
Coney Island (1928) .... Joan Wellman
French Dressing (1927) .... Cynthia Grey
... aka Lessons for Wives (UK)
Alias the Lone Wolf (1927) .... Eve de Montalais
The Gingham Girl (1927) .... Mary Thompson
Broadway Nights (1927) .... Fanny Franchette ... Movie Still Code: P10-X
New York (1927) .... Marjorie Church
The Great Gatsby (1926) .... Daisy Buchanan
The Show Off (1926) .... Amy Fisher Piper
Fascinating Youth (1926) .... Lois Wilson
Let's Get Married (1926) .... Mary Corbin
Bluebeard's Seven Wives (1925) .... Mary Kelly
Irish Luck (1925) .... Lady Gwendolyn
The King on Main Street (1925) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Hotel guest in lobby (cameo
appearance)
The Vanishing American (1925) .... Marion Warner
... aka The Vanishing Race (Australia)
Rugged Water (1925) .... Norma Bartlett
Welcome Home (1925) .... Nettie Prouty
The Thundering Herd (1925) .... Milly Fayre
... aka In the Days of the Thundering Herd (USA)
Contraband (1925) .... Carmel Lee
North of 36 (1924) .... Taisie Lockheart
Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) .... Queen Marie of France
The Man Who Fights Alone (1924) .... Marion
Icebound (1924) .... Jane Crosby
Pied Piper Malone (1924) .... Patty Thomas
Another Scandal (1924) .... Beatrice Vanderdyke
The Covered Wagon (1923) .... Molly Wingate
The Call of the Canyon (1923) .... Carley Burch
Ruggles of Red Gap (1923) .... Kate Kenner
To the Last Man (1923) .... Ellen Jorth
A Man's Man (1923) .... Dolores Ruey
Only 38 (1923) .... Mrs. Stanley
Bella Donna (1923) .... Patricia
Broad Daylight (1922) .... Nora Fay
... aka In Broad Daylight (UK)
Without Compromise (1922) .... Jean Ainsworth
Manslaughter (1922) .... Evans (Lydia's maid)
Our Leading Citizen (1922) .... Katherine Fendle, his fiancée
Is Matrimony a Failure? (1922) .... Mabel Hoyt
The World's Champion (1922) .... Lady Elizabeth
Miss Lulu Bett (1921) .... Lulu Bett
The Hell Diggers (1921) .... Dora Wade
The Lost Romance (1921) .... Sylvia Hayes
The City of Silent Men (1921) .... Molly Bryant
What Every Woman Knows (1921) .... Maggie Wylie
Midsummer Madness (1920) .... Margaret Meredith
Burglar Proof (1920) .... Laura Lowell
A Full House (1920) .... Ottilie Howell
What's Your Hurry? (1920) .... Virginia MacMurran
The City of Masks (1920) .... Miss Emsdale
Thou Art the Man (1920) .... Joan Farrant
Who's Your Servant? (1920) .... Madeline Bancroft
... aka Hari-Kari
Too Much Johnson (1919) .... Mrs. Billings
It Pays to Advertise (1919) .... Mary Grayson
The Price Woman Pays (1919) .... Louise
Why Smith Left Home (1919) .... Marian
Love Insurance (1919) .... Cynthia Meyrick
A Man's Fight (1919) .... Mary Tompkins
The Best Man (1919) .... Celia Hathaway
Gates of Brass (1919) .... Margaret Blake
The End of the Game (1919) .... Mary Miller
Come Again Smith (1919) .... Lucy Stevens
The Drifters (1919) .... The Girl
Three X Gordon (1918) .... Dorrie Webster
Prisoners of the Pines (1918) .... Rosalie Dufresne
... aka Prisoners of the Woods (USA: review title)
The Bells (1918) .... Annette
A Burglar for a Night (1918) .... Janet Leslie
Maid o' the Storm (1918) .... Elaine Shackleford
One Dollar Bid (1918) .... Virginia Dare
The Turn of a Card (1918) .... Cynthia Burdette
His Robe of Honor (1918) .... Laura Nelson
A Man's Man (1918) .... Dolores Ruey
Alimony (1917) .... Marjorie Lansing
Parentage (1917) .... Mrs. Melton
Treason (1917) .... Floria Natarre
Flames of Treachery (1917)
Won by Grit (1917)
Black Evidence (1917)
The Whispered Name (1917)
Green Eyes (1916)
The Morals of Hilda (1916) .... Marion
Her Chance (1916)
The Decoy (1916/II)
A Soul at Stake (1916)
The White Man's Law (1916)
Arthur's Desperate Resolve (1916)
The Beckoning Trail (1916) .... Mary Helton
He Wrote a Book (1916)
The Silent Battle (1916/I) .... Jane Loring
The Decoy (1916/I)
A Son of the Immortals (1916) .... Joan Cameron
Hulda the Silent (1916)
The Gay Lord Waring (1916) .... Helen Von Gerold
The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916)
The Pool of Flame (1916) .... Princess Beatrix
Married on the Wing (1916)
Langdon's Legacy (1916) .... Pepita
... aka Landon's Legacy (USA: copyright title)
... aka Pennington's Legacy (USA)
The Road to Paradise (1915) .... Beatrix
When a Queen Loved O'Rourke (1915) .... Beatrix
The Palace of Dust (1915) .... Beatrix
The New Adventures of Terence O'Rourke (1915) .... Beatrix
The Hypocrite (1915
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~The Los Angeles Times~
March 9, 1988
Early screen star Lois Wilson acted in many important silent Paramount productions, including the
1923 Western epic "The Covered Wagon."

Wilson came to Hollywood in 1915 after winning a statewide beauty contest in Alabama.

She soon wangled a small part in "The Dumb Girl of Portici," which starred legendary ballerina Anna
Pavlova, and went on to act in more than 100 silent and sound films over the next 33 years.

Her best known roles included Molly Wingate in "The Covered Wagon" and Daisy Buchanan in the
1926 version of "The Great Gatsby," for which she won the Photoplay magazine best performance
award.

After retiring in 1941 — except for a bit part in the forgettable 1949 comedy "The Girl from Jones
Beach," starring Ronald Reagan — Wilson turned to the Broadway stage, road company productions,
including "The Women" for 57 weeks, and, eventually, television.

Among the network soap operas in which she played featured character roles were "The Guiding
Light" and "The Edge of Night."

— Paul Feldman in the Los Angeles Times March 9, 1988
~Additional Photograph~
Naomi Wheat (stage name  Carol King aka Wheaties) Estate
Added October 19, 2012
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