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|Born||Louella Rose Oettinger
August 6, 1881
Freeport, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||December 9, 1972
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Gossip columnist, screenwriter|
|Spouse||John Dement Parsons (1905–1914; divorced)
John McCaffrey Jr. (1915–1929; divorced)
Harry W. Martin (1930–1951; his death)
Louella Parsons (born Louella Rose Oettinger; August 6, 1881 – December 9, 1972) was an American movie columnist and a screenwriter. She was retained by William Randolph Hearst because she had championed Hearst's mistress Marion Davies and subsequently became an influential figure in Hollywood. At her peak, her columns were read by 20 million people in 700 newspapers worldwide.
She remained the unchallenged “Queen of Hollywood gossip” until the arrival of the flamboyant Hedda Hopper, with whom she feuded for years.
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