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Louise K. Cornetta


Louise K. Cornetta makes her Marco Island debut in the role of Louise in Hollywood Arms for Arts Center Theatre. The role is based on Carol Burnette’s real-life mother, who struggled with and eventually died from alcoholism.

Although she graduated cum laude with a degree in theater from the University of Southern California, Louise did not initially go into acting but instead began a 27-year career ESPN that took her to every major sporting event. But Cornetta eventually found her way back to the stage seven years ago. Her credits include a leading role in Beer for Breakfast at The Studio Players and humorist Erma Bombeck in the one-woman show At Wit’s End and the lead in A Girl’s Guide to Chaos for the Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, where she has also performed in Funny Shorts Live, Stage-It and Staged Readings.

Prior to coming to Florida, Louise played the lead in Cahoots, Misdeeds of the Mistletoe Mine at the Actors Gym in Hamden, CT and appeared in Coming to Town and Zooming Through Life with The Orange Players Theater CompanyIn Connecticut, Louise also appeared in short films, showcases and commercials. Shortly before the pandemic, she made her feature film debut in The Dangerfield’s, which was released nationally in June of 2022.

During the pandemic, she performed her dream role of Margo Channing that Bette Davis made famous in All About Eve for FaceBook Live. The pandemic has offered numerous FaceBook Live readings of plays such as Love Letters for Valentine’s Day, A Christmas Carol for Christmas Time, Shakespeare and Evil Under the Sun with Abbynormal Production. She also narrated scary stories for Halloween.

September 13, 2022; revised March 13, 2023.


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