Carole Landis

Movie Actress

Carole Landis was born in Fairchild, Wisconsin, United States on January 1st, 1919 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 29, Carole Landis biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Frances Lillian Mary Ridste, The 'Ping' Girl, The Blonde Bomber, The Chest
Date of Birth
January 1, 1919
United States
Place of Birth
Fairchild, Wisconsin, United States
Death Date
Jul 5, 1948 (age 29)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Stage Actor
Carole Landis Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 29 years old, Carole Landis has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dyed Blonde
Eye Color
Carole Landis Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Roman Catholic
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Carole Landis Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Irving Wheeler ​ ​(m. 1934; annulled 1934)​ Irving Wheeler ​ ​(m. 1934; div. 1939)​ Willis Hunt Jr. ​ ​(m. 1940; div. 1940)​ Thomas C. Wallace ​ ​(m. 1943; div. 1945)​ W. Horace Schmidlapp ​ ​(m. 1945⁠–⁠1948)​
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Dating / Affair
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Clara Stentek Ridste, Alfred Ridste
Lawrence Ridste, Jerome Ridste, Lewis Ridste, Dorothy Ridste Ross
Carole Landis Life

Carole Landis (born Frances Lillian Ridste; January 1, 1919 – July 5, 1948) was an American actress and singer.

In the 1940s, she appeared as a contract-player for Twentieth Century-Fox.

In the 1940 film One Million B.C. with United Artists, she was the female protagonist.

Landis was known as "The Ping Girl" and "The Chest" because of her curvy body.

Early life

Landis was born in Fairchild, Wisconsin, the youngest of five children of Clara (née Sentek), a Polish farmer's daughter, and Norwegian-American Alfred Ridste, a drifting railroad mechanic who abandoned the family after Landis' death. 205 According to Landis' biographer E. J. Fleming, Landis' circumstantial evidence points to the fact that Landis was possibly the biological child of her mother's second husband, Charles Fenner. In April 1921, Fenner married Landis' mother and remarried a few months later.

Landis' family came from San Bernardino, California, where her mother worked menial jobs to help the family. Landis dropped out of San Bernardino High School at the age of 15, embarking on a career path to show business. She started out as a hula dancer in a San Francisco nightclub, where her boss referred to her as a "nervous $35-a-week blonde doing a miserable hula at her first night at the old Royal Hawaiian on Bush [Street]—but she will never find her anywhere in show business. He seemed to be insecure for her; she later performed with a dance band. After her favorite actress, Carole Lombard, she bleached her hair blonde and changed her name to "Carole Landis" after her favorite actress, Carole Lombard. She moved to Hollywood after saving $100.


Carole Landis Career


Landis made her film debut in the 1937 film A Star Is Born; she has also appeared in numerous horse operas. She posed for hundreds of cheesecake photos. She appeared in bit parts until Hal Roach played her as a teen in One Million B.C. in 1940. Landis was turned into a celebrity thanks to the film, which turned it into a hit. "The Ping Girl" was a press agent who was referred to as "purring" by a press agent.

Landis appeared in a number of hit films in the early 1940s, mainly as the second female lead. Landis' own voice was considered strong enough and was used in her few musical roles during a time when many actresses were dubbed out. Landis earned a Twentieth Century-Fox contract and began a sexual relationship with Darryl F. Zanuck. Betty Grable, a pin-up girl, appeared alongside her sister Betty Grable in the musical Moon Over Miami and crime drama I Wake Up Screaming in 1941. Landis' career suffered as a result of her B-movies, and she was in charge of B-movies when she ended her relationship with Zanuck.

Noose and Brass Monkey's last two films, which were both produced in the United Kingdom, were shot in Great Britain.

In 1942, she traveled with Comedienne Martha Raye, dancer Mitzi Mayfair, and actress Kay Francis with a USO troupe in England and North Africa. With Jack Benny, she entertained soldiers in the South Pacific two years ago. Although most entertainers were reluctant to visit injured men in camp hospitals, Landis made a point of spending time with them, and she demonstrated a lot of compassion as she talked to them about their lives and families back home. During the war, Landis rode more miles and spent more time visiting troops than any other actress. During WWII, she became a popular pin-up with servicemen.

She appeared on Broadway in the musical A Lady Says Yes in 1945, with future novelist Jacqueline Susann in a small role. Susann is rumored to have based Jennifer North's fictional book Valley of the Dolls, in part on Landis.

Landis wrote several newspaper and magazine articles about her experiences during the war, including the 1944 book Four Jills in a Jeep, which was later turned into a film starring Kay Francis, Martha Raye, and Mitzi Mayfair. Winnie the WAC is Victor Herman's cartoon book. She also wrote the foreword.