5055 W. Franklin Avenue 90027
5055 W. Franklin Avenue 90027 Los Feliz USA
Includes 5077 W. Franklin Avenue. Alternate address: 1900 N. Normandie
The Posde Company, architect. History: 5055 was the home of Michael Visaroff, an actor born in Russia in 1892 who began a film career soon after immigrating to the United States in 1922. His claim of noble lineage led to roles like Count Bosrinov in “Disraeli” (1929), and he was a prominent character actor. He played innkeepers in the first two Dracula films (1931, 1935), and in Laurel and Hardy’s “The Flying Deuces” (1939). By the time of his death in 1951, he had been featured in 51 films
5055 Franklin Avenue (Rents for $60 per month): 1) Michael S. Visaroff, renter and head of household; 40 year old white married male; married at age 20; born in Russia; parents born in Russia; speaks Russian; to US in 1922, a naturalized citizen; an actor in the motion pictures. 2) Nina Ansaroff, wife; a 43 year old white married female; married at age 20; born in Russia; parents born in Russia; speaks Russian; to US in 1922, a naturalized citizen; not working. 3) Lida Visaroff, daughter; 18 year old single white female; born in Russia; speaks Russian; to US in 1922, a naturalized citizen; in school.
1940 Census: 5055 Franklin Avenue (Rents for $21): 1) Louis A. Carter, head of household; white married male 59 years of age; born in Indiana; piano mover, contract mover; earns $1,200. 2) Lillie M. Carter, wife; white married female 59 years of age; born in Kansas; not working. 3) Lillian Wayman, daughter; white widow 36 years of age; born in Indiana; requisition clerk for the public utilities; earns $1,200.
Type: Tudor Revival Sold
Year Built: 1922