Lenore La Fount Romney was the wife of American businessman and politician George W. Although she was a "reach" for him in terms of social standing, he pursued her relentlessly from that point on, studying at a nearby junior college while she was a senior.
Romney and was First Lady of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. Read Less She graduated from high school in 1926 after only three years and attended the University of Utah for two years, while George went to England and Scotland to serve as a Mormon missionary (making her "promise never to kiss anybody" while he was away). Read More In 1927, she was one of six attractive young women chosen to welcome Charles Lindbergh to Salt Lake City following his historic Spirit of St. C., and Lenore transferred to George Washington University, where she graduated with an A. degree in English literature in June 1929 after spending only three years total in college. Read More La Fount's mother wanted her to explore a theatrical career before marrying, and an aunt offered her further encouragement and assistance.
Read Less Talent scouts attending the productions were impressed, and she received an offer from the National Broadcasting Corporation to perform in a series of Shakespeare radio programs and from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to go to Hollywood under an apprentice actress contract.
She decided on the latter, despite strenuous arguments against doing so from a threatened George, who had been visiting her on weekends.
By then, he had a job with Alcoa, and arranged to be transferred to Los Angeles to be with her.
Read Less A slender woman with porcelain skin and naturally curly chesnut colored hair, La Fount earned bit parts in Hollywood.
These included appearing as a fashionable young French woman in a Greta Garbo film and as an ingenue in the William Haines film A Tailor Made Man.
She also appeared in films that starred Jean Harlow and Ramon Navarro and was a stand-in for Lili Damita.Her trained voice made her valuable during this dawn of the talking pictures era, and she worked as a voice actor in animated cartoons, sometimes doing the parts of speaking cats and dogs.She appeared in a promotional film clip with Buster, MGM's star dog.George's long-time jealousy about her being in contact with other men became even worse as she met stars like Clark Gable, and in reaction to his attempts to control her, she threatened to break off their engagement. Her youngest son, Mitt Romney, is the former Governor of Massachusetts and was the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.Read Less Lenore La Fount Romney (born Lenore Lafount but adopted the variation La Fount; November 9, 1908 – July 7, 1998) was the wife of American businessman and politician George W. Lenore La Fount was born in Logan, Utah, and raised in Salt Lake City.Romney and was First Lady of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. She went to Latter-day Saints High School, where she developed an interest in drama and first met George Romney.