Friday, March 23, 2012

Louisa Moritz

Having appeared in films like The Man From O.R.G.Y., The Happy Hooker Goes To Washington, The Last American Virgin and the David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone drive-in classic, Death Race 2000, it's not a surprise that Louisa Moritz is not well known by mainstream audiences.

The masses have seen her work, though, in films like Cuba, with Sean Connery, Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, True Confessions with Robert Duvall, and her most famous film, the Oscar winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, where she played the hooker with the heart of gold.

Louisa Moritz's specialty was playing quirky blondes and she did it as well, if not better than her famous counterparts, Marilyn Monroe and Goldie Hawn. Unlike those famous blondes, though, the majority of the films of Louisa Moritz had laughably small budgets. And yet she still managed to make herself noticed by landing roles in a handful of high profile movies and television shows.

In 2004, she earned her license to practice law. She now spends her days as a bankruptcy lawyer, proving to the world that all of those ditzy blonde roles were not because of type-casting, but rather because of her talent. And that makes Louisa Moritz my pick for today for Not Very Famous...but should be.

1 comment:

  1. she took my cell phone at an autograph show and was showing a young guy her credits on imdb, tapping my phone with her fingernails. i will never forget each shudder upon which i feared her talons scratching my screen.