Marva Louis

Marva Trotter Louis poses with new naval recruits at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Illinois circa 1943. She entertained troops on a number of occasions during World War II. Marva and Joe Louis had a turbulent relationship that included two marriages and divorces and produced two children. Marva went on to an acting and modeling career after the couple's second divorce.

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