Louise Carver

Louise Carver (June 9, 1869 - June 18, 1956) was an American actress who performed in grand opera, stage, nickelodeon, and motion pictures.

Louise Carver
Mary Louise Stieger

(1869-06-09)June 9, 1869
Davenport, Iowa, United States
DiedJune 18, 1956(1956-06-18) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Other namesLouise Spilger Murray
Louise Carver Murray
Years active1908-1941
Spouse(s)Tom Murray (?-1935) (his death)


Born in Davenport, Iowa, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Stieger.[1]

Carver made her first appearance on stage as a teenager, in grand opera, at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Illinois in 1892. In 1908, she made her screen debut in Macbeth. She came to national prominence as a comedian in Mack Sennett silent films such as The Hollywood Kid (1924). One of her bigger roles on stage was as the leading lady of Lew Fields in Mrs. Henpecks, which played on Broadway for months in 1912-1913. Her final screen credits are from 1941. This year, she made Love at First Fright and had uncredited roles in Tight Shoes and Some More of Samoa.

Carver's nonprofessional name was Mrs. Louise Spigler Murray. She died at her home in Los Angeles, California in 1956. Her funeral was conducted at Hollywood Chapel and she was buried in Chapel of the Pines Crematory.

Partial filmography


  1. Wundram, Bill (January 21, 1956). "Filmland Mourns Davenport 'Star'". Morning Democrat. Iowa, Davenport. p. 1. Retrieved April 8, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  • Los Angeles Times, "Death Claims Louise Carver, Old-Time Star", January 20, 1956, Page 24.

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