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Louise Fazenda

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Biography

Lafayette, Indiana, USA
When top silent screen comedienne Mabel Normand would gripe to Mack Sennett about making classier films, Sennett's retort would always be, "I'll send for Fazenda." This gawky, highly popular slapstick funny girl put in her time first in two-reelers and Universal's Joker Comedies from 1913 on, but unleashed her real gift for getting laughs when she joined Keystone Studios, pairing up well with comedian Charlie Murray, among others. Her best known character was her country bumpkin--complete with spit curls, multiple pigtails and calico dresses, a look that went on to inspire such later comics as Judy Canova and Minnie Pearl. Read more...

Actor

Character: Hilda / Tavern Maid

Noah's Ark 1928

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Character: 'Recitations' Sketch

The Show of Shows 1929

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Character: Ma Martin

Hard to Get 1929

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Character: Emily Braley

Spring Is Here 1930

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Character: Aunt Sarah Harper

Loose Ankles 1930

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Character: Helen Hobart

Once in a Lifetime 1932

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Character: Governess Bessie Opitz

Caravan 1934

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Character: Abbie Belldon

Ever Since Eve 1937

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Character: Clara Heineman

Ready, Willing and Able 1937

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