Lota Cheek

Apparently Lota Cheek was her real name.

She was the daughter of Georgia farmer Leon Cheek. After winning a beauty contest in 1921, in which she was declared America's prettiest girl, she became a successful actress in New York City. In 1922, she was involved in a scandalous divorce case (her husband was simultaneously married to another woman). By 1925, she had remarried and took the name of her new husband, Sanders. The last record I can find of her is from 1927, when she was featured in an ad for Colgate toothpaste.

Wilmington Morning News - Jun 15, 1922

Baltimore Sun - Dec 8, 1927

     Posted By: Alex - Wed May 30, 2018
     Category: Odd Names | 1920s | Actors

In a phonetic sense of pronunciation of Miss Cheek's name, is it "LOW-ta" or "LOT-ta"? Although I suspect the latter was better for comic effect.
Posted by KDP on 05/30/18 at 08:27 PM
"LOT-ta", of course. Some Italian and Latina ladies are named Lotta. It comes from Charlotta, or Carlotta.
Posted by Yudith on 05/31/18 at 11:46 AM
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