Louis Hickus

born: 08 April 1895
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
United States of America
died: 15 April 1962
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(severe fatty metamorphosis of liver, age 67)

American actor of Cuban-Irish descent, also known as Lou Hicks, who also acted in Spanish-language films. He was a World War I veteran (Sergeant, 203rd Prisoner of War Escort Company, Army Service Corps; service no. 1,195,148, enlisted 6 Apr 1917, discharged 13 Oct 1919). After leaving acting in the 1940s, he went into business as a tree surgeon. Per his death certificate, he suffered from acute alcoholism. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.
Real name: Louis Augustus Xiques
Height: 6'1¾"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


When The Wind Blows

Las Fantasmas 

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https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB1K-G9J (birth record)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HF8S-SH3Z (birth record)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFQK-C2Z (1905 pass. list)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGHQ-H11 (1910 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJB-7FQ (1930 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JS-4N9 (1931 marriage)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CZ-2RN (1940 Census)
Louis A Hicks, "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942" (Ancestry.com)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XG6-QZXY (1950 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP4W-Z19 (CA Death Index, "Louis A Xiques")
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPDY-TBD (CA Death Index, "Louis A Hickes")
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKR-H45Z (death certificate)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6K4D-ST9Z (Social Security Numident File)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPT9-MGHZ (U.S. Veterans Adm. Master Index)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPRX-JD62 (U.S. Veterans Adm. Master Index)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WSWZ-9R2M (U.S. Veterans Adm. Master Index)
http://theluckycorner.com/rmt/097.html (Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner)
Jesse Brisson (bio notes and research)

This page was last updated on: 01 May 2023