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Lona Andre

02 March 1915 - 18 September 1992

Born Launa Anderson in Nashville, Tennessee, Andre attracted attention with her first films in Hollywood and was named as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932. She was signed to a movie contract by Paramount Pictures. In June 1935, Andre eloped to Santa Barbara, California to marry MGM actor Ed Norris. Andre filed for an annulment action four days after her marriage in Tijuana, Mexico. She was later married to salesman, James T. Bolling, and was divorced from him in March 1947. In 1938 Andre set a world's golfing record for women by shooting 156 holes of golf in 11 hours and 56 minutes on the Lake Norconian, California course. Her best round was 91 for 18 holes and her worst was 115. Her acting career was greatly diminished during the 1940s, and she made her last film appearance in 1949 in Two Knights From Brooklyn. After her film career ended she became a successful businesswoman and never returned to acting. She was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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