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 Louise Glaum

Louise Glaum

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 25 Nov 1970 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section Q, Lot 197
Memorial ID 8041229 · View Source
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Actress. Nicknamed "The Spider Woman", she was one of the early silent screen's most effective femme fatales. Entering films with the Nestor company in 1912, Glaum initially played comic ingenues, including a co-starring role in 35 episodes of the "Universal Ike" series in 1914. After winning critical praise as a debauched saloon girl in William S. Hart's western "Hell's Hinges" (1916), and as the devious Milady de Winter in "The Three Musketeers" (1916), she switched to vamp roles and became a star in such steamy (for the time) melodramas as "Shackled" (1918), "Love" (1920), and "Sex" (1920). The latter, her most famous film, caused controversy for its title alone. For a few years Glaum rivalled original sex siren Theda Bara in popularity, and one critic called her "The best actress of all the screen vamps". But by 1921 the Vamp Craze was over, and Glaum was too typecast (and had gotten too plump) to find work. After a failed comeback attempt in 1925 she married and left films for good. In 1965 she emerged from obscurity to appear in "The Love Goddesses", a documentary survey of sex in the cinema.

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  • Added: 29 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8041229
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Glaum (10 Sep 1894–25 Nov 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8041229, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .