Louis Carres

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Birth name
Louis James Carres
May 19, 1921
August 29, 1962 (aged 41)
Years active
Hazel Fainhouse (1943−1962)(his death)

Louis James Carres (May 19, 1921 − August 29, 1962) was an actor best known for his roles in the Eddie McDeal films. He was also known for being the husband of Hazel Carres and the father of actresses Marge and Mary Carres. He only acted for about eight years, but he still gained fame.

Early life and family[]

Carres was born on May 19, 1921 to Bethany Carres and William Carres. He had one brother, actor Wayne Carres. Carres set high goals, and did well in school, hoping to go to college and have a high-paying job. As time passed, Carres's goals changed. After graduation, he entered the military and served in the military until 1945. After leaving the military, Carres decided to become an actor, following in his father's footsteps.


Carres made his big-screen debut in 1946, when he was cast in the film Eddie McDeal. He went on to star in the 1947 sequel Eddie McDeal II. In 1948, Carres starred alongside film veterans Herbie Gueller and John Broward in The Three Men of Takaraz Flats. In 1949, Carres appeared in the film Quarreling in Camelcha City. In 1950, Carres returned to the role that made him famous, starring in Eddie McDeal III. He reprised the role for one last time in 1953's Eddie McDeal IV. He retired from acting in 1954 in hopes of raising a family.

Last years[]

After retiring from acting, Carres and his famous wife Hazel had two children, both of whom would become famous actresses. Carres and his wife welcomed daughter Mary into the world in 1955, and, in 1959, they welcomed their more famous daughter Marge into the world.


In 1962, Carres was returning home from a friend's house. About two miles from the family home, Carres rammed head-on into a vehicle operated by a driver who was driving on the wrong side of the road. Carres died at the scene, and was pronounced dead at 4:57 p.m. He was 41 years old. He left behind his wife and daughters.