Christine Maple
born: 26 November 1912
Belle-Plaine, Kansas,
United States of America
died: 13 January 1947
Langhorne, Pennsylvania,
United States of America
(suicide by hanging, age 34)

Attractive blonde-haired American actress and former model who had a brief spell in movies in the early 1930s. She suffered from mental health issues throughout her adult life.

In 1935, was released from a psychopathic ward of the LA General Hospital, on her promise that she would enter a private sanitarium. She went from California to New York, deserted Broadway to return to Hollywood – and then suffered a nervous breakdown. In May 1939 she was reported to have been very ill in hospital, in Australia. In April 1943, she was reported to be "in distress at a local hospital". In 1947 and at the young age of just 34, she committed suicide by hanging herself.
Real name: Christine Raphael Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Fifty Million Husbands
Mrs. Pansy Chase

Three finalists of Seashore Day, Elks National Convention Bathing Beauty Contest in Los Angeles -
Left to right: Laurie Sherman, Billie Balche, Christine Maple - Los Angeles Times photo 1935.

Left:- Christine Maple - Ziegfeld Follies 1931.
Right:- Christine Maple (ca. 1931), second prize winner of the Vanity Fair Beauty Contest, standing in a fitted strapless white sheath, with both arms raised overhead.

Acknowledgements: (Broadway credits) (photograph) (photo) (photo) - Image by © Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS (Death certificate)
(NY Post 3 Apr 1935)
(Fresno Bee CA 5 May 1935)
(Cleveland Plain Dealer OH 12 Apr 1936) 
(Tuscon Daily Citizen AZ 3 Apr 1943)
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