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October 6, 2023

Vintage Photos of Lona Andre in the 1930s

Born 1915 as Launa Anderson in Nashville, Tennessee, American actress, golfer, and businesswoman Lona Andre attracted attention with her first films in Hollywood and was named as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932. In 1934, she was part of the cast of School For Girls along with Toby Wing, Lois Wilson, Sidney Fox, and Dorothy Lee. In 1936 she appeared alongside Laurel and Hardy in their feature film Our Relations.

In 1938, Andre set a then world 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 greatly diminished during the 1940s, and she made her last film appearance in 1943, in the Hal Roach featurette Taxi, Mister. After her film career ended she became a successful real estate broker and never returned to acting.

Andre died in 1992 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 77. Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Lona Andre in the 1930s.


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