Birth Name: Lois Maxwell
Birth Place: Kitchener, Ontario, CA
Death Place: Australia
Lois Maxwell was born Lois Ruth Hooker on Feb. 14, 1927 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, though she grew up in the more bustling metropolis of Toronto. Following work on the radio and as a waitress, Maxwell successfully joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps by hiding the fact that she was only 15 at the time. Her true age was eventually discovered, but Maxwell was in England by that point and had accrued performing experience with the Canadian Auxiliary Services Entertainment Unit. She subsequently enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made her movie debut via an uncredited appearance in the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger fantasy classic "Stairway to Heaven" (1946). Hoping ...