Lola Todd

Active - 1924 - 1928  |   Born - May 14, 1904   |   Died - Jul 31, 1995   |   Genres - Western

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

Brunette American actress Lola Todd, a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1925, was according to studio head Carl Laemmle, "the best prospect Universal ever had." If perhaps not quite that, Todd was certainly a comely western heroine opposite studio stars Jack Hoxie and William Desmond and handled herself very well indeed as the girl in The Return of the Riddle Rider (1927), one of the silent era's best chapterplays. By the time of sound, unfortunately, Lola Todd was increasingly confused with blond newcomer Thelma Todd and briefly considered changing her billing to "Carol Mason." But instead of facing the dreaded microphone, new moniker and all, Lola left the screen to obtain work as a secretary.