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Louise Stanley

Real name: Louisa Todd Keys

1915 - 1982

Louise Stanley was born in Springfield, Illinois and her brief Hollywood career lasted from roughly 1936 - 1940. She made about three dozen films, most of which were westerns.

Around 1935, she was signed to a Paramount contract, which was not renewed after the initial six months.  She then went to work for Warner Bros. where she was "loaned out" for some western films.  It was around this time that Louise married movie star Dennis O'Keefe.  Around 1937, Stanley wound up at Columbia Pictures where she made a couple of films as well as appearing in Charley Chase and Andy Clyde comedy shorts.

Later, she was the female lead in THE OREGON TRAIL (Universal, 1939) serial which starred Johnny Mack Brown.  Her cowboy films were with Bob Steele and Johnny Mack Brown for A. W. Hackel (Supreme Pictures, later released through Republic); several Tex Ritter oaters released through Grand National; a couple of Renfrew of the Mounted actioneers released through Monogram; and several Monogram westerns starring Jack Randall, the brother of Three Mesquiteer star Bob Livingston.

Her final film appearances occurred in 1940 - two westerns with Jack Randall and two Renfrew mountie adventures - and then she retired.

In addition to the marriage to O'Keefe, Louise was also married to Jack Randall, and later, she married Charles Munn, a Navy pilot.

Louise passed away on December 28, 1982 from cancer.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Louise Stanley:

(From Old Corral image collection)

Above, Louise Stanley in a tender scene with Bob Steele circa late 1930s during their films for producer A. W. Hackel.

(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above, western singer Art Davis, who was one of the stars of PRC's brief Frontier Marshals trio series of 1942, and western and serial heroine Louise Stanley (1976 photo).

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Above from L-to-R are Louise Stanley, Dave O'Brien and James Newill in a pose during the filming of YUKON FLIGHT (Monogram, 1939), one of the "Renfrew of the Mounted" northwoods adventures. O'Brien portrayed Newill's helper 'Constable Kelly'. Stanley was also the heroine in another Renfrew adventure, SKY BANDITS (Monogram, 1940).

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