Louise Lester

Infobox actress
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name = Louise Lester


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birthdate = birth date|1867|08|8
location = Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
deathdate = death date and age|1952|11|18|1867|08|8
deathplace = Hollywood, California, USA
occupation = actress
spouse = Frank Beal (?-1934) (his death)
Jack Richardson (?-1914) (divorce)

Louise Lester (8 August 1867, Milwaukee - 18 November 1952, Los Angeles) was an American silent film actress. She was the first feminine star of Western films.

Louise came to California in 1910 with one of the first companies assembled to make motion pictures. She made her debut in movies as a member of the "Flying A Company" in Santa Barbara, California after a noteworthy career on stage. She starred in over 150 films before her retirement in 1935.

Louise Lester is most famous for starring as Calamity Anne in the film series playing the lead role in films such as "Calamity Anne's Inheritance"', "Calamity Anne's Vanity", "Calamity Anne's Beauty" and "Calamity Anne, Heroine" all in 1913. The Calamity Anne series was the beginning of "horse operas". She also starred with William Garwood in films such as The Oath of Pierre.

The actress' married name was Louise Lester Beal. She was the widow of Frank Beal, an innovative film director. Louise was one of the best-dressed women in motion pictures.

Louise Lester died at the Motion Picture Country Home in 1952. Her funeral was conducted in the chapel of the Utter-McKinley Strouthers Mortuary, 6240 Hollywood Boulevard. The services were conducted by the Bahá'í World Faith. Her interment was in the Inglewood, California Park Cemetery. The actress was 85 years old. She had been ill for several years.

Filmography

* Straight from the Heart (1935) (uncredited) .... Woman
* Wide Open (1930) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Role
* Second Choice (1930) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
* Galloping On (1925) .... Mrs. Moore
* The Desert Hawk (1924) .... Bridget
* Her Reputation (1923) .... Consuelo
* The Luck of the Irish (1920) .... The Landlady
* The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919)
* The Mayor of Filbert (1919) .... Belle Glover
* The Reckoning Day (1918) .... Mrs. Schram
* Calamity Anne's Protégé (1917) .... Calamity Anne
* Calamity Anne's New Job (1917) .... Calamity Anne
* Nature's Calling (1917)
* Double Revenge (1917)
* Almost a Friar (1917)
* Rehabilitated (1917)
* Calamity Anne, Guardian (1916) .... Calamity Anne
* Professor Jeremy's Experiment (1916)
* Citizens All (1916)
* The Dancer (1916)
* Dust (1916) .... Mina's mother
* Tangled Skeins (1916)
* Jealousy's First Wife (1916)
* Repaid (1916)
* The Profligate (1916)
* The Counterfeit Earl (1916)
* Realization (1916)
* April (1916) .... Martha Fagan
* The Silken Spider (1916)
* The Assayer of Lone Gap (1915)
* Broadcloth and Buckskin (1915)
* Playing for High Stakes (1915)
* The Sheriff of Willow Creek (1915)
* Profit from Loss (1915)
* Two Spot Joe (1915)
* Hearts in Shadow (1915)
* The Barren Gain (1915)
* The Little Lady Next Door (1915)
* In Trust (1915)
* Drawing the Line (1915)
* The Exile of Bar-K Ranch (1915)
* For High Stakes (1915)
* The Newer Way (1915)
* The Honor of the District Attorney (1915)
* Mountain Mary (1915)
* One Woman's Way (1915)
* The Right to Happiness (1915)
* The Purple Hills (1915)
* At the Edge of Things (1915)
* The Altar of Ambition (1915)
* When Empty Hearts Are Filled (1915)
* The Poet of the Peaks (1915)
* The Day of Reckoning (1915)
* In the Sunlight (1915)
* In the Heart of the Woods (1915) .... Miriam Stern
* The Two Sentences (1915)
* The Echo (1915) .... Mrs. Grant
* Heart of Flame (1915) .... Nita
* She Never Knew (1915)
* In the Twilight (1915)
* The Wily Chaperon (1915)
* A Heart of Gold (1915) .... Mrs. Carr
* Coals of Fire (1915) .... Mrs. John Vincent
* Refining Fires (1915)
* The Legend Beautiful (1915)
* The Black Ghost Bandit (1915)
* A Golden Rainbow (1915)
* The Girl in Question (1914)
* Out of the Darkness (1914/II)
* The Strength o' Ten (1914)
* In the Candlelight (1914)
* Redbird Wins (1914)
* In the Open (1914)
* Jail Birds (1914)
* Billy's Rival (1914)
* The Taming of Sunnybrook Nell (1914)
* His Faith in Humanity (1914)
* The Cocoon and the Butterfly (1914)
* Break, Break, Break (1914)
* The Aftermath (1914)
* Their Worldly Goods (1914)
* The Trap (1914/III)
* Does It End Right? (1914)
* A Man's Way (1914)
* Feast and Famine (1914)
* The Cameo of the Yellowstone (1914)
* Nature's Touch (1914)
* The Unmasking (1914)
* A Prince of Bohemia (1914)
* Metamorphosis (1914)
* The Lost Sermon (1914)
* Beyond the City (1914)
* Calamity Anne's Love Affair (1914) .... Calamity Anne
* David Gray's Estate (1914)
* The Widow's Investment (1914)
* The Last Supper (1914)
* A Happy Coersion (1914)
* The Turning Point (1914/II)
* The Coming of the Padres (1914)
* A Child of the Desert (1914)
* The Cricket on the Hearth (1914/II)
* True Western Hearts (1914)
* A Blowout at Santa Banana (1914)
* Calamity Anne in Society (1914) .... Calamity Anne
* At the Potter's Wheel (1914)
* The Son of Thomas Gray (1914)
* Destinies Fulfilled (1914)
* Trapped in a Forest Fire (1913)
* American Born (1913)
* The Occult (1913)
* At Midnight (1913/III)
* Calamity Anne's Dream (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* The Girl and the Greaser (1913)
* In the Days of Trajan (1913)
* In the Mountains of Virginia (1913)
* A Pitfall of the Installment Plan (1913)
* Calamity Anne's Sacrifice (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* The Badge of Honor (1913)
* Calamity Anne, Heroine (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* For the Crown (1913)
* Tom Blake's Redemption (1913) .... Tom's Mother
* Quicksands (1913)
* Calamity Anne Takes a Trip (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* A Husband's Mistake (1913)
* The Oath of Pierre (1913)
* The Wishing Seat (1913)
* Calamity Anne's Parcel Post (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* Woman's Honor (1913)
* Matches (1913)
* Calamity Anne's Beauty (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* Cupid Never Ages (1913)
* Calamity Anne, Detective (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* Calamity Anne's Vanity (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* Rose of San Juan (1913)
* Calamity Anne's Inheritance (1913) .... Calamity Anne
* The Girl of the Manor (1912)
* The Blackened Hills (1912)
* Nell of the Pampas (1912)
* Her Own Country (1912)
* Maiden and Men (1912) .... Boss-Lady on Ranch
* Calamity Anne's Ward (1912) .... Calamity Anne
* The Evil Inheritance (1912) .... The Mother
* For the Good of Her Men (1912) .... The Mother
* The Wandering Gypsy (1912)
* The Maid and the Man (1912)
* From the Four Hundred to the Herd (1912)

References

*The Los Angeles Times, "Services Set for Actress Louise Lester", November 20, 1952, Page A13.
*The New York Times, "Louise Beal Dies At 85", November 19, 1952, Page 29.

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NAME= Lester, Louise
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DATE OF BIRTH= 1867-08-8
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DATE OF DEATH= 1952-11-18
PLACE OF DEATH= Hollywood, California, USA


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