|American actress who was discovered by film producer Mack Sennett and was one of his WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1922. Following retirement, she suffered isolation from the film industry, which had virtually forgotten her. In 1935 she made the first of several suicide attempts. On July 10, 1951, she was found in a semi-conscious condition after swallowing poison in a motel room in Culver City, California, and died eleven days later. Her father reported that she was despondent after failing to get a part in a television play. Her second husband, comedian Ross Forester, was distraught, stating that he thought his wife was only joking about taking her life.
She is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Los Angeles, California, USA -
Plot: Tranquility, Map G03, Lot 807, Space 2.
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