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Movie Stars Who Killed Themselves 1915-1970

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This list reminds us that life can be cruel sometimes for some movie stars and stardom can be ephemeral and too much love,sex,alcool & drugs can bring you on the edge of insanity.

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German Actress
March 27 1892 - November 30 1916

She commited suicide by hanging herself at the age of 24 y.o.

Notable Films

Dorritchen's Pleasure Cruise (1921)





French Actor
December 16 1883 - October 31 1925

He commited suicide with is wife Hélène Jean Peters by drinking some Veronal, injected morphins and cut open the veins in their arms.

Notable Films

Max And His Mother-In-Law (1911)
Max Wants A Divorce (1917)
Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)

American Actress
February 1 1899 - March 31 1930

She commited suicide by jumping from a 5th floor apartment building and died days after her attempt.

Notable Broadway Shows

Ladies' Night (1920)
Sun Showers (1923)
Florida Girl (1925)

German Actor
January 30 1890 - June 30 1932

He commited suicide by hanging himself at the age of 42 y.o. In a hotel room in Germany.

Notable Films

Hilde Warren Und Der Tod (1917)
The World Champion (1919)
The Heart Of Casanova (1919)
Paradise In The Snow (1923)
Three Waiting Maids (1925)

English Actress
February 5 1908 - September 16 1932

She committed suicide by climbing Mont Lee and she made her way to the nearby slope to the foot of Hollywoodland sign and climbed a workman's ladder to the top of the "H" and jumped.

Notable Films :

Thirteen Woman (1932)

French Actress
October 6 1897 - March 23 1933

She commited suicide at the age of 35 y.o. by ingesting some poison.

Notable Films

The Man In The Saddle (1925)
Napoleon (1927)

English Actress
June 23 1898 - October 25 1933

She commited suicide at the age of 35 y.o. by turning on the gas oven and cutting her throat at her home in London.

Notable Films

Ernest Maltravers (1920)
Married Love (1923)
A Royal Divorce (1926)
The Ring (1927) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The Farmer's Wife (1928) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Many Waters (1931)

Danish Actor
October 12 1886 - April 14 1934

He commited suicide at the age of 47 y.o. by shooting himself in the head.

Notable Films

The Big Parade (1925)
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
Rookies (1927)
Detectives (1928)
Speedway (1929)
Billy The Kid (1930)

Dutch Actor and Director
November 26 1881 - October 29 1934

He commited suicide at the age of 52 y.o. by stabbing himself 7 times with a pair of sewing scissors in the bathroom of the Cudahy Mansion in Hollywood surrounded by some newspapers clipping of his career.

Notable Films

La Dame Aux Camélias (1911)
The Victoria Cross (1916)
Flame Of The Desert (1919)
Single Wives (1924)
Parisian Nights (1925)
The Princess Of Hoboken (1927)

Chinese Actress
April 26 1910 - March 8 1935

She commited suicide at the age of 24 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate.

Notable Films

Reminescences Of Beijin (1930)
Love And Duty (1931)
Three Modern Women (1932)
Little Toys (1933)
The Goddess (1934)
New Women (1934)

American Actor
July 27 1907 - January 2 1937

He commited suicide at the age of 29 y.o. by shooting himself in the head in the barn behind is home of Los Angeles.
the newspapers reported that Alexander used the same gun of his wife used to shot herself 13 months earlier.

Notable Films

The Wiser Sex (1932)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
Captain Blood (1935) with Errol Flynn
Hot Money (1936)

Canadian Actress
January 2 1886 - December 28 1938

She commited suicide at 52 y.o. by ingesting cough syrop and ant paste at her home in Hollywood.

Notable Short & Feature Films

Daniel Boone (1907)
Lady Helen's Escapade (1909)
The American Girl (1911)
The False Bride (1914)
Lucretia Lombard (1923) with Norma Shearer
The Greater Glory (1926)
Sinners In The Sun (1932)
One Rainy Afternoon (1936) with Ida Lupino

Mexican Actress
July 18 1908 - December 13 1944

She commited suicide at the age of 36 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at home after a diner with Estelle Taylor and Benita Oakie.

Notable Films

Sailors Beware (1927) with Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
The Gaucho (1927)
Tiger Rose (1929) with Rin Tin Tin
East And West (1930)
Kongo (1932)
Strickly Dynamite (1934) with Jimmy Durante
Hollywood Party (1934)
Mexican Pitfire (1940)
Playmates (1941)
Ladies' Day (1943) with Eddie Albert

American Actress and Singer
January 1 1919 - July 5 1948

She commited suicide at the age of 29 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her home of Pacific Palisades.

Notable Films

One Million B.C. (1940) with Victor Mature
Cadet Girl (1941)
My Gal Sal (1942) with Rita Hayworth
Wintertime (1943) with Cesar Romero
Secret Command (1944)
Out Of The Blue (1947)


German Actress
December 2 1909 - April 13 1955

She commited suicide at the age of 45 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at the home of Ursula Moritz in Munich.

Notable Films

Vampyr (1932)
Sergeant Swenke (1934)
Clarissa (1941)
Titanic (1943)
Sensation In Savoy (1950)

American Actress
June 16 1903 - February 11 1955

She commited suicide at the age of 51 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate in her apartment in New York.

Notable Films

Going Wild (1930) with Walter Pidgeon
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Lady From Louisiana (1941) with John Wayne
Idaho (1943) with Roy Rogers
Dakota (1945)

Czechoslovakian Actress
February 26 1926 - March 9 1955

She commited suicide at the age of 29 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her home of Mexico City.

Notable Films

Five Faces Of Woman (1947)
Streetwalker (1951)
The Brave Bulls (1951) with Anthony Quinn
Stranger On Horseback (1955)

American Actress
January 6 1899-November 19 1960

She commited suicide at the age of 61 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her home of Sharon (Connecticut)

Notable Films

The Sultan's Wife (1917) with Gloria Swanson
A Small Town Idol (1921) directed by Mack Sennett
What Price Glory ? (1926) with Dolores Del Rio
Chicago (1927)
The Fighting Eagle (1927)
Thunder (1929) with Lon Chaney

American Actress
June 1 1926 - August 5 1962

She commited suicide at the age of 36 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her home of Los Angeles.

Notable Films

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) directed by John Huston
Monkey Business (1952)
Niagara (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ((1953)
River Of No Return (1954) with Robert Mitchum
Bus Stop (1956)
Some Like It Hot (1959) with Jack Lemmon
The Misfits (1961) with Clark Gable

Chinese Actress
December 26 1934 - July 17 1964

She commited suicide at the age of 29 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate and inhalation of methane gas at her home in Hong Kong.

Notable Films

Golden Lotus (1957)
Scarlet Doll (1958)
The Kingdom And The Beauty (1959)
Les Belles (1961)
Love Parade (1963)
Beyong The Great Wall (1964)

American Actor
October 1 1909 - August 6 1965

He commited suicide at the age of 55 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at he's home of Los Angeles.

Notable Films

Citizen Kane (1941)
The Lady From Shangai (1947) with Rita Hayworth
The Enforcer (1951) with Humphrey Bogart
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
The Gun Runners (1958)
The Desordly Ordely (1964) with Jerry Lewis

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Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at May 20 20:04
I still don't believe Marilyn Monroe committed suicide. I think it was an accidental overdose or a homicide.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at May 20 20:12
@ Kenzie... You're right that's a mysterious case that will never be resolved : ( ... If it's a murder it's may due to her love affair with John F. Kennedy.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at May 26 13:50
woow great List!
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at May 26 14:04
@xolmis... Thanx old buddy : )) ... My second part will be even better with about 50 stars but it will take some time to finished it because it's a lot of search and work. : )
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at May 26 14:32
George Reeves, Superman (tv series) actor, commited suicide.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at May 26 15:05
@ Kandi ... it was never confirmed as a suicide, it's a case that many observer thinks that he was killed by some mobster because they never found some gunpowder on the skin of his hand.

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