Lora Lee Michel
Where is she now?
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Born in Schulenburg, Texas on September 13, 1940, Lora Lee Michel was a talented, impoverished girl who was abandoned by her birth mother. She desperately searched for the love and acceptance that she never achieved. In this, Lora Lee discovers her acting talent might fill that void.
In only three years, Lora Lee shoots up from obscurity to fame, earning $100 a day in 1950. Ten-year-old Lora Lee Michel is billed as the greatest child star since Shirley Temple. She accused her adopted parents of starving her to stay small for the movies, resulting in one of the highest publicity custody battles in 1950s Hollywood.
Lora Lee is a story about a childhood actress who was totally forgotten and lost in the obscurity of time.