Lona Andre (March 2, 1915 – September 18, 1992) was an
American film actress.
Born Launa Anderson in Nashville, Tennessee, Andre attracted
attention with her first films in Hollywood and was named as one of the WAMPAS
Baby Stars of 1932. After winning the Paramount Panther Woman Contest, she was
signed to a movie contract by Paramount Pictures. When Paramount did not renew
her option, Andre worked as a freelance artist.
During the 1930s she appeared frequently in films, usually
as the lead in "B" pictures, and by the end of the decade had starred
in more than fifty films.
In 1934 Andre was part of the cast of School For Girls along
with Toby Wing, Lois Wilson, Sidney Fox, and Dorothy Lee and in 1936 appeared
alongside Laurel and Hardy in their feature film Our Relations.
In June 1935, Andre eloped to Santa Barbara, California to
marry MGM actor Edward Norris. Andre filed for an annulment action four days
after her marriage in Tijuana, Mexico. She was later married to salesman, James
T. Bolling, and was divorced from him in March 1947.
In 1938 Andre set a world's 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 was greatly diminished during the 1940s,
and she made her last film appearance in 1949 in Two Knights From Brooklyn.
After her film career ended she became a successful businesswoman and never
returned to acting.
She was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in