Lois Boyd ~ Bathing Beauty

Lois Boyd

Lois Boyd was born Lois Harriet Brum in Oklahoma in October 5, 1904. After her parents divorced she moved to Los Angeles with her mother. She started her career dancing in The Ziegfeld Follies. In 1919 she became a Mack Sennett bathing beauty and made her film debut in Among Those Present. Then she worked as one of Hal Roach's "Sunshine Girls". At the age of fifteen she married Ray Ramsey, a cameraman for the Eddie Cline Company. Their son, Ray Ramsey Jr, was born on March 2, 1921. She was signed by Century Pictures and starred in the comedies Spring Fever and Sweet And Pretty. Lois also costarred with Monty Banks in several shorts including The Southbound Limited and Paging Love.

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She was chosen to be the leading lady in the popular "Ton Of Fun" comedy series. In the films Lois, who was five feet tall and weighed only 100 pounds, acted opposite three obese comedians - Frank Alexander, Hilliard Karr, and Bill "Kewpie" Ross. She was becoming a popular ingenue and in 1926 she signed a five year contract with producer Joe Rock. Lois got good reviews when she appeared in the dramas Wolves Of The Air and Thumbs Down. She divorced her husband and married orchestra leader Lou Erickson in July of 1927. Soon after she retired from acting and became a housewife. She gave birth to a daughter named Lorlee Lou in 1929. Lois lived a quiet life with her family in California. Her husband Lou passed away in 1984. She died on February 3, 1995 at the age of ninety.

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