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Overview (3)

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Died in Milton, Florida, USA
Birth NameLoretta Mary Luiz

Mini Bio (1)

Laurette Luez was born on August 19, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Loretta Mary Luiz. She was an actress, known for D.O.A. (1949), Prehistoric Women (1950) and Kim (1950). She was married to Robert Creel, Gregg G. Tallas and Philip Sudano. She died on September 12, 1999 in Milton, Florida, USA.

Spouse (3)

Robert Creel (1956 - 30 August 1983) (divorced) (2 children)
Gregg G. Tallas (June 1950 - 1950) (divorced)
Philip Sudano (1947 - 1948) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

Claimed to have given Marilyn Monroe her stage name. Luez met Norma Jean Baker in an acting class and claimed that it was her suggestion that "Norma Jean" change her name to Marilyn Monroe, theorizing that one should choose an already famous name (Monroe, after President James Monroe) and another already famous name (Marilyn, after Marilyn Miller) to distinguish it.
Made her stage debut at age 3 dancing the hula.
The exotic, photogenic beauty whose measurements were 34-24-35 graced such magazines as Esquire and Life, as well as in soap commercials.
Once engaged to producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr., she broke it off to marry Greek-born director Gregg G. Tallas. They divorced after only three months of marriage.
Signed to a contract by 20th Century-Fox in 1945, for a weekly salary of $125.
Was chosen in 1949 as the perfect model by the American Nightwear Fashion Stylists.

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