Lorena Layson (Lorena Mayer Jones)
BiographyWaycross, Georgia, USA
She came to Los Angeles alone and signed a contract with Warner Brothers in. In December 1934 she married Daniel J.Danker Jr., head of the J. Walter Thompson Hollywood Office. He was a Vice-President and later a board member of the Company. The Thompson Hollywood Office produced many popular radio programs such as the Lux Radio Theater. Danny Danker was known as the Mayor of Hollywood because he knew, and was friends with, so many people in the radio and picture businesses. The Dankers had one child, Suzanne. Read more... Co., getting actors for the Cecil B. DeMille, Lux Radio Theater. She met Louis B. Mayer, as part of her job, and they married in December, 1948. Mayer adopted Suzanne. Mayer's own daughters, Edith Goetz(Mrs William) and Irene Selznick(Mrs. David) were about Lorena's age. Mayer, perhaps the top movie producer of his era, ran MGM for Loews until the early fifties. Mayer died in late 1957. Lorena married Michael Nidorf in 1961. Nidorf was a successful show business agent and manager. Nidorf died in the late seventies. .