Lora Lee Michel Poster

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Adopted in Schulenberg, Texas in 1945 by Lorraine and Otto Michel. Her birth mother was Mrs. Lena Brunson of Nederland, Texas, who attempted to regain custody of the child following accusations of abuse by the adoptive parents. However, Mrs. Brunson's request was denied. Lora Lee has a biological sister, Barbara Michel Wright.

Lora Lee ran away from her adoptive parents in 1950 claiming they beat and starved her so she could still get small child roles in the movies. The court advised her parents to take her out of show business and back to Texas. They agreed but she went back to making movies.