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Louella Parsons

Louella ParsonsAKA Louella Rose Oettinger

Born: 6-Aug-1881
Birthplace: Freeport, IL
Died: 9-Dec-1972
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist, Radio Personality
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hollywood queen of gossip

[1] Switched from Democratic to Republican circa 1940.

Father: Joshua Oettinger (b. 1859, d. 26-May-1890)
Mother: Helen Stein (b. Nov-1859)
Father: John H. Edwards (stepfather, b. Mar-1858)
Brother: Edwin Oettinger (b. May-1886, d. Oct-1962)
Brother: Fred Oettinger (b. 20-May-1887, d. 7-Jul-1888)
Sister: Rae Oettinger (b. 26-Aug-1889, d. 1-Dec-1889)
Husband: John Dement Parsons (m. 31-Oct-1905, div. 29-Sep-1911)
Daughter: Harriet (b. 23-Aug-1906, d. 2-Jan-1983)
Husband: John McCaffrey, Jr. (m. 9-Jan-1915, div.)
Husband: Henry W. Martin (m. 4-Jan-1930, d. 24-Jun-1951 leukemia)

    High School: Dixon High School, Dixon, IL (1901)
    University: Dixon Normal School and Business College, Dixon, IL (1903)

    Los Angeles Examiner
    New York American
The New York Morning Telegraph
    Chicago Record-Herald
    Hollywood Women's Press Club
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6418 Hollywood Boulevard (motion pictures)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6300 Hollywood Boulevard (radio)
    Endorsement of Campbell Soup
    Converted to Catholicism (c. 1926)
    German Ancestry
    Irish Ancestry Maternal
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis, Tonsillitis, Hernia

    Starlift (14-Dec-1951) · Herself
    Without Reservations (13-May-1946) · Herself
    Hollywood Hotel (20-Dec-1937) · Herself

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