Hollywood’s Hard-Luck Ladies

23 Actresses Who Suffered Early Deaths, Accidents, Missteps, Illnesses and Tragedies

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About the Book

In the era of Hollywood now considered its Golden Age, there was no shortage of hard-luck stories—movie stars succumbed to mental illness, addiction, accidents, suicide, early death and more.
This book profiles 23 actresses who achieved a measure of success before fate dealt them losing hands—in full public view. Overviews of their lives and careers provide a wealth of previously unpublished information and set the record straight on long-standing inaccuracies.
Actresses covered include Lynne Baggett, Suzan Ball, Helen Burgess, Susan Cabot, Mary Castle, Mae Clarke, Dorothy Comingore, Patricia Dane, Dorothy Dell, Sidney Fox, Charlotte Henry, Rita Johnson, Mayo Methot, Marjie Millar, Mary Nolan, Susan Peters, Lyda Roberti, Peggy Shannon, Rosa Stradner, Judy Tyler, Karen Verne, Helen Walker and Constance Worth.

About the Author(s)

Writer Laura Wagner lives in New York. A regular contributor to various movie publications, she is the book reviewer for Classic Images.

Bibliographic Details

Laura Wagner
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 140 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7843-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3833-1
Imprint: McFarland