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Lois Weber

Born 13 June 1881 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA.
Died 13 November 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Married actor and director Phillips Smalley, 1905.

Lois Weber began film work as a actress, but soon began writing and directing films at Bosworth, Incorporated, and The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. Best known for her hard-hitting films that address social issues, she continued making film into the 1920s until she lost favor with motion picture audiences.

Book : Lois Weber: The Director Who Lost Her Way by Anthony Slide

Webpage : Lois Weber biography on Reel Women website

Webpage : EH Larson’s Lois Weber biography

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