Legendary Hollywood pimp and hustler Scotty Bowers's wife, Lois, a huge part of the recent documentary of his life, has passed away. (Main image by Alan Mercer)
She was 85.
Smith's death has not been formally announced, but I have confirmed it, with no details as to the cause.
Bowers, 95, married Lois, a jazz singer, in 1984 after the death of a common-law wife he'd been with for decades, and after the death of his only child, a daughter who died following a botched abortion.
Lois was far more conservative than her free-wheeling husband, noting in the film Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017) that she hadn't known the extent of his activities — he has claimed to have had sex with everyone from Bette Davis to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Cary Grant, and to have provided Katharine Hepburn with 150 women over time — and didn't want to know more.
While she expressed discomfort with her husband's take on sex, her affection for him is also sincere in the film, humanizing a man who otherwise could have come off as a bit of a sex robot.
Check out Alan Mercer's interview with Bowers here.