Lois Weber

Lois Weber

Birth
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Nov 1939 (aged 60)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 69300510 · View Source
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An american silent film actress, producer and director. She was the first woman to direct a full lenght film called " The Merchant of Venice" in 1914.
In 1916 was the highest paid director, she formed her own company "Lois Weber Productions"
In 1920 she lost her company had two failed marriages and a nervous breakdown. She died penniless at age 58. She had no children.

WOMAN DIRECTOR IN HOLLYWOOD DIES
Hollywood, Nov 14, (UP)
Lois Weber, 56, a star-maker and one of filmdom's few feminine directors, died last night after a long illness.
A singer and concert pianist who started her career in Pittsburgh she turned to pictures in their infancy and helped elevate Ann Steward, Mildred Harris, Billie Dove and Clair Widsor to stardom. Ill with a stomach ailment for years, she had retired from film work.
Oakland Daily Evening Tribune November 14, 1939

LOIS WEBER BURIED
Los Angeles Nov 17, (AP)
More than 300 people including associaties of her many years in motion pictures, attended funeral services Friday for Miss Lois Weber, writer and film director. Cremation followed


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  • Created by: J. Karl
  • Added: 3 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69300510
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lois Weber (13 Jun 1879–13 Nov 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69300510, ; Maintained by J. Karl (contributor 46832317) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.