Louise Fitch

Biography

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1914, character actress Louise Fitch starred in such 1950s cult favorites as Blood of Dracula and I Was A Teenage Werewolf (both 1957). During this period in her career, she billed herself as Louise Lewis. Her acting career began in television's earliest years when she performed in such productions as Playhouse 90 and Climax Theater. Fitch was blacklisted for being a Communist in 1953 and this significantly hindered her career over the next decade. She made a comeback in 1963 as a regular on the NBC soap opera Paradise Bay. She would continue on to appear in a number of television programs ranging from General Hospital to Murder She Wrote. Fitch's feature film career picked up in the late '60s and early '70s and she appeared in such films as They Shoot Horses Don't They (1969), Opening Night (1977), and True Confessions (1980). Fitch was the first wife of longtime character actor/leading man Robert H. Harris. She passed away in her Venice, CA, home on September 20, 1986 at age 81. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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