Eleanor Fredericks

born: 03 June 1902
Fargo, North Dakota,
United States of America
died: 17 December 1990

(age 88)

American actress with a small handful of films to her credit. In 1931, she married Fox cameraman Charles Curtis Fetters (1900-1979); they had two daughters, Carol (b. 1935) and Lois (b. 1943). She later went by the names Eleanor Carolyn/Caroline Stene.
Another source incorrectly lists her dates as b. 03 June 1902, New Britain, Connecticut; d. September 1967, Springfield, Massachussets.
Real name: Elinor Madaline Stene
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Double Whoopee
Hotel guest

Leaping Love
Girl sitting at Barbara's table

Berth Marks
First screaming woman

Dad's Day
Girl at beach

Bigger And Better

Acknowledgements & sources:
Laurel And Hardy: The Magic Behind The Movies 3rd Edition by Randy Skretvedt (book, confirms her ID in Double Whoopee)
Elinor Madaline Stene, "U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969" (Ancestry.com)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVGJ-1J3 (1910 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8F-4RH (1930 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8J9-BCH (1931 marriage)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CY-9S2 (1940 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG7F-DY9 (Social Security Death Index)
Eleanor Caroline Fetters, "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007" (Ancestry.com)
https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SBS19260128.1.5 (San Bernardino Daily Sun 28 Jan 1926)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/380419374/ (Los Angeles Times 11 Feb 1927)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VL1Q-VPB (daughter Carol Lorraine Fetters' birth 1935)
1923 LACD: Stene Eleanor C artist C E Finkenbinder r4332 Kingswell av
1925 LACD: Stene Eleanor usher r1302 Montana
1926 LACD: Stene Chas F bldg contr 1302 Montana
1927 LACD: Fredricks Eleanor C actor r1302 Montana
1927 LACD: Stene Chas F bldg contr 1302 Montana
1929 LACD: Fredericks Chas (Bertha) bldg contr 1302 Montana
1930 LACD: Stene Chas F (Bertha) slsmn h1302 Montana
1931 LACD: Stene Eleanor actor r1302 Montana
1931 LACD: Stene Chas F (Bertha) slsmn h1302 Montana
Jesse Brisson (research and information)
Richard W. Bann (identification in Berth Marks and Bigger And Better)

This page was last updated on: 14 August 2022