Louella Rose Oettinger Parsons (born August 6, 1881 in Freeport, Illinois, died December 9, 1972 in Santa Monica, California) was a Hollywood gossip columnist who became almost as famous as the people about whom she wrote. Arch-rival of Hedda Hopper. Parsons wrote her final article in 1964.
The birth date needs to be qualified, as Parsons claimed, probably inaccurately, that she was born in 1893.
Parsons, Louella, The Gay Illiterate, Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1944.
Parsons, Louella, Tell It To Louella, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1961.