Lois Laurel Hawes (Beverly Hills, CA, USA, December 10, 1927 - Granada Hills, CA, 29 July 2017)
Lois was born on December 10, 1927 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. Her parents were Stan Jefferson and Lois Nielson, Laurel's first wife. She was named after her mother.
She was often an honored guest at the numerous celebrations by the Sons of the Desert, a worldwide club dedicated to the memory of Laurel & Hardy. Additionally, with her husband, Rand, Lois co-founded a private ambulance company in Glendale, California, which served the community for two decades.
In her last years, Lois lived happily with her adoring grand daughter, Cassidy, and great-grandchildren, Tommy and Lucy, greatly relishing in their numerous scholastic and artistic accomplishments.
She battled with a lengthy illness and died on July 29, 2017 and went peacefully and smiling with family at her side. She is survived by a large family, among them a daughter, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Appearances in films
Lois appeared in two Laurel & Hardy films. All two just a little cameo in the background. Never a speaking or big role or mentioned in the credits. Because she was often on set with her father, it's likely she appeared in more films in the background.
The only two confirmed are:The Bullfighters as a secretary. This is never confirmed by herself or any other one.
- Lois was a member of the Helpmates (Tent)
- She never liked interviews or appearing on screen. So she mostly rejected interviews. There are however some exclusive interviews with her.