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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Lois Wilson

LOIS WILSON (1894-1988) enjoyed a 40-year career, beginning in 1915. After leaving films in the late 40s, she worked in television including the early years of "The Guiding Light".

The Covered Wagon (1923)Haven't you seen The Covered Wagon (1923)? James Cruze directed this epic tale of a wagon train crossing the continent.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Covered Wagon (1923)Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) Lois is the Queen of France in this Rudolph Valentino film.
The Vanishing American (1925) Lois costars with Richard Dix in the story of the American Indian, focusing on the misery of reservation life. It is available on DVD.
The Show-Off (1934) Lois has a supporting role in this early Spencer Tracy film.
Bright Eyes (1934) Lois plays Shirley Temple's mother who gets bumped off by an errant cab so Shirley can once again portray a precocious orphan.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Fri, Jun 30 2006 / 07:36:45 PST

Portrait photo supplied by Eric Jamborsky: 1920s "Obsequito Cerveza Polar" Premium Card, Havana, Cuba.