Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and there's more I just can't remember them all right now.
Why do so many in the entertainment industry commit suicide?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/27/2013|
It's hard to understand why, given how notoriously selfless and emotionally stable people in the entertainment industry are.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/22/2013|
Technically I think Judy and Marilyn both died accidentally.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/22/2013|
Many people of all types commit suicide. When someone in the entertainment industry does it, lots of people hear about it. When someone unknown does it, not quite as many people hear about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/22/2013|
There haven't really been that many celebrity suicides. There are more accidental deaths from overdose than there are suicides.
Kurt Cobain and Tony Scott are two who come to mind.
Owen Wilson attempted.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/22/2013|
Judy was murdered. A friend of mine claims he dated Mickey Deans right after she died and that he killed her because she was a pain in the ass.
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|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/22/2013|
Judy's overdose was accidental.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/22/2013|
It's not that many when you think about the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of actors there have been.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/22/2013|
I felt suicidal when we had to sit through "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with Scarjo and Mamie's gay husband. My only consolation was that at least Joe Papp didn't live to see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/22/2013|
Peg Entwistle's ghost is apparently a real bitch. I mean I could understand a sorrowful spirit, but she's aggressively mean. The damn thing chases you all the way down the Hollywood sign hill.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/22/2013|
I think we need a list!!! A comprehensive List!!!
Ed Flanders from St. Elsewhere(my father's show)
Jessica Alba (at least the authorities said it looked that way)
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/22/2013|
I always felt terrible for Lupe Velez. She wanted to go out in grand style looking like an angel and instead they found her with her head in the toilet.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/22/2013|
Easy access to drugs make it easy for already unstable people to accidentally or purposely commit suicide.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/22/2013|
Lol r1 so true.
r12 I know, what a bitch life can be..all puky and in the bathroom instead of beautifully in bed with hair draped across the pillow..
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/22/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/22/2013|
Wait for it r16....you'll see
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/23/2013|
most of the cast of Glee will be dead in 20 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/23/2013|
I wonder why Lupe Valez would even want to commit suicide. Wasn't she the Mexican Spitfire? Seems she would have too much fire to want to end it all. Well from what little I know about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/23/2013|
George Sanders (Addison in "All About Eve")
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/23/2013|
She was the one who was banging Tarzan wasn't she r20? I read about it in Hollywood Babylon, I think they broke up and I know she was going broke. She ordered a bunch of flowers to surround herself with in her death room and had to charge them or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/23/2013|
Cut throat ruthless business, people get hooked on drugs or fame or both.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/23/2013|
Interesting R22. I had no idea she was banging Tarzan. Looked him up and he was a good looking guy. Don't know why she would want to leave that. I'd sure stick around.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/23/2013|
The Industry values youth and good looks.
If your ego is wrapped up in that mindset, you are not going to deal with aging very well.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/23/2013|
They have great access to all kinds of drugs, legal and illegal, and alcohol, so many of the so-called "suicides" were accidental overdoses. I think in fact that most of them were unintentional, starting with Alan Ladd, many decades ago, and including Garland, Presley, Jackson, et al. They start drinking and don't pay attention to the pills they are taking.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/23/2013|
I don't think she wanted to leave r24, I think he did and yeah, that could be pretty shitty, losing a hot piece like him and your career would suck.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/23/2013|
Whitney too, R26.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/23/2013|
Because Ron Hubbard commands it.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/23/2013|
Reports are that they found no drugs in Marilyn's stomach. Her industry friends claim she was in great spirits. Close friends feel she was murdered.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/23/2013|
Keith Andes, Marilyn's co-star in the underrated, "Clash By Night". He had one of the most beautiful physiques in the industry!
The talented Mr. Gig Young.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/23/2013|
Child actors like Timothy Hovey and Rusty Hamer.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/23/2013|
Jean Seberg's death remains a mystery....it could have been murder
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/23/2013|
R12, Lupe's death by toilet, as immortalized by Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger may be an apocryphal one. Newspapers at the time reported that Lupe was found dead in her bedroom by her secretary. The autopsy reports made no mentioned of a drowning or any injury to her noggin. Of course, such a death might be too embarrassing to disclose, but it seems next to impossible for an unconscious person to keep their head in the toilet bowl. I'd imagine the body would slump down to the floor.
Kenneth Anger may have also fabricated the demise of Gwili Andre, claiming that she, despondent over her failed movie career, gathered all her old magazines, press clippings, and assorted memorabilia into a pile, set them on fire, and threw herself onto the pyre. A sordid, melodramatic ending, but there is no evidence of this. The newspapers at the time reported that her Venice, CA apartment went up in flames and that she was found alive, sprawled on her bedroom floor surrounded by boxes. She was rushed to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. There was no mention of a pyre, no mention of a suicide attempt. She was 51 years old at the time of her death (1959). A Garbo-esque beauty, Andre retired from showbiz around the same time as Garbo.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/23/2013|
The suicides of Kurt Cobain, Freddie Prinze, and David Strickland are still pretty disturbing to me, because they were so young and had their whole lives and careers ahead of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/23/2013|
It wasn't Tarzan because they were divorced before the time of her death.Apparently she was pregnant by some c rated two bit actor who sounds like a loser.He was from Austria who was trying to make it in American films. She felt ashamed that she was pregnant out of wedlock, and asked him to marry her,but he refused. After Lupe committed suicide, his career was ditched in Hollywood because everyone blamed him for her death.
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|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/23/2013|
That's right r36..thank you. I know that some of Anger's stuff is totally dramatic and exaggerated but there was that one woman profiled in HB who killed herself (I think) and her dog had to start eating on her..that was crazy and there was even a picture. I don't have the book anymore, does anyone remember that? r34 r20/36?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/23/2013|
Don't forget Margaret Sullavan, who offed herself on New Year's Day 1960. That's one hell of a New Year's resolution.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/23/2013|
Pete Duel. :(
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/23/2013|
There are so many suicides in the industry because the business is full of witches. Fucking FULL of them. They're everywhere!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/23/2013|
[quote][R12] I know, what a bitch life can be..all puky and in the bathroom instead of beautifully in bed with hair draped across the pillow..
This is why I have a hard time believing that Marilyn's death was caused by an overdose of pills. People who overdose have convulsions, vomit, and are usually found in contorted positions. Yet Marilyn was found lying face down on her bed with the telephone in her hand, as if she simply fell asleep while talking on the phone. Very staged, not to mention there was no liquids found in her room (Marilyn always had her pills with a drink) and no residue in her stomach. The whole thing reeks of a cover-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/23/2013|
Marilyn was murdered by the Kennedys.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/23/2013|
r41 Sing it! It reeks almost as much as Lupe's puky room. I agree about Marilyn and I bet ..I want to say 50% of my agers (40) agree too, but I am just guessing.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/23/2013|
Jonathan Brandis, 27. Hanged himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/23/2013|
Yes r44 I meant to mention that earlier. His case was really sad because according to his friends he wasn't a drug abuser or drinker, I guess just a guy who felt hopeless. His reminds me of Strickland's, just so seemingly random.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/23/2013|
David Strickland from Suddenly Susan
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/23/2013|
Yeah, , I remember Pete Duel's death. It was such a shock. After he took his life, I remember looking at a picture of him smiling, and wondering what sort of demons lurked behind that handsome smile. He was ome of my celebrity crushes when I was a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/23/2013|
55 year old geezer at r47, what do you think about some of the things we have talked about, as someone who was a little closer to some of these things? And I'm not being facetious, I am 40 but there is a world of difference in celebs I remember dying (Lennon) and you do. I mean, just curious if you have anything scandalous to say about anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/23/2013|
More of a musical theater performer than film/TV actor, but entertainment industry nonetheless: Jason Raize, who was best known for originating the role of adult Simba in Broadway's THE LION KING, hanged himself in early 2004 when he was just 28. I don't know the full details or why he was so depressed, but I remember hearing about it at the time and thinking it was so sad. I didn't know him from Adam, so I didn't follow his career, but when his death was reported they mentioned his theater credits and I then remembered him as Simba and seeing pictures of him in his costume when the show first opened in 1997. He was barechested and I remember thinking, "What a beautiful specimen!"
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/23/2013|
That is sad r50. Like Strickland and Brandes. Oh and I just thought of Rob Pilati (?) Milli Vanilli guy with green eyes, he killed himself too. I was pretty sad, I loved him.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/23/2013|
For a lot of mental cases the job description for acting (pretending to be someone else) is very alluring and promising. But like alcohol and drugs your personal problems don't go away and they keep bothering you more and more and you add more problems (including the exploitation by those you trust or not even like but have to endure because it's part of your job) on the way until you spiral down to the bottom with the media, your (remaining) fans, and other strangers watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/23/2013|
The picture above is not of Jason Raize
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/23/2013|
Judy died for our sins.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/23/2013|
What R52 said.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/23/2013|
Although he's listed as a sucide, some insist that George Reeves, who played Superman, was murdered.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/26/2013|
But wasn't Reeve's wife downstairs with their guests when they heard the shot, and they asked and she was really blase' about it, like, "Oh that's probably just George shooting himself." So at least she couldn't have done it. That said, weird shit goes down with Supermans, you couldn't pay me enough to play that role.
Also, just remembered Eldon from Murphy Brown. His gf shot herself (people think it was him that killed her) and then he killed himself a few years later, OD, I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/26/2013|
I thought Romy Schneider was killed in an auto accident?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/26/2013|
r58 I just looked her up and it says she died of a booze/pill combo after drinking for awhile following her son's death. That was fluky, her kid was 14 and was trying to climb the spiked fence at her husband's parent's house, I guess he slipped and fell on a spike, puncturing his femoral artery.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/26/2013|
You are about 12 years old I imagine OP, if you think both committed suicide ...
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/26/2013|
r49, ANYONES suicide is tragic, anyones, regardless of how much more "important" they seem.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/26/2013|
I hope Rebel Wilson isn't too depressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/26/2013|
[quote]ANYONES suicide is tragic, anyones, regardless of how much more "important" they seem
Even Hitler's r61?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/26/2013|
r61 I was r49 and I don't know if you meant to address me...I didn't say anyone's death wasn't important. I said the celebs I remember dying are probably different then the ones a 55 year old would.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/26/2013|
Lucille Ball was going to commit suicide, but Gary Morton talked her out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/26/2013|
A lot of people get into the entertainment industry because they're damaged, and seek the approval of others.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/26/2013|
What was the name of the starlet who threw herself off of the Hollywood Sign?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/26/2013|
r67 Peg Entwistle.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/26/2013|
I'm also 55. As a child, I had a huge crush on Inger Stevens. I know she had a tragic life, she had so much to offer as actress
I remember Pete Deul from "Love on a Rooftop" and "Alias Smith and Jones." He was quite dashing, but another tortured soul.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/26/2013|
"Judy's overdose was accidental."
Yes, but she TRIED to kill herself a dozen times with razors, glass and Seconal.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/26/2013|
"Let's see... right now she's one up on me for suicide attempts, but I'm two up on her for nervous breakdowns!"
--Oscar Levant discussing Judy Garland on THE TONIGHT SHOW in the early 60s
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/26/2013|
[quote]A lot of people get into the entertainment industry because they're damaged, and seek the approval of others.
All of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/26/2013|
Charles Rocket cut his own throat.
Richard Jeni shot himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/26/2013|
Judy didn't commit suicide. She died from a mix of booze and meds. It's a common mistake people make...Heath Ledger , Elvis. You can just about take all the xanex you want and not die. You can drink all you want and most likley you will puke it up before you get alcohol poisoning...put them together and you have a cocktail that will kill you
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/26/2013|
[quote]You can drink all you want and most likley you will puke it up before you get alcohol poisoning.
No, no, no!
That's not always true.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/26/2013|
R75... That is why I said "most likely" ..trust me..I live with an alchy
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/26/2013|
I came up with these names (I don't think mentioned already) off the top of my head)
Barbara Bates Spalding Gray Philip Loeb (due to the HUAC blacklist) Rick Jason ("Combat!") Walter Slezak Herve Villechaize Ray Combs Dave Garroway Mindy McCready Sid Vicious Clara Blandick (Aunt Em) Rachel Roberts (overdosed om pills, drank lye, and threw herself through a plate glass door) Brad Davis Richard Quine Phyllis Hyman Anthony Holland David Rappaport Brenda Benet (ex-wife of Bill Bixby) Everett Sloane Ona Munson (Belle Watling in GWTW) Margeaux Hemingway Dana Plato Andrew Koenig ('Boner' from "Growing Pains") Marie McDonald ("The Body Beautiful) Del Shannon Libby Holman Richard Webb Susannah McCorkle (cabaret singer)
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/26/2013|
Good one r77, also Wheels from Degrassi Junior HIgh (the original) not Hollywood but I loved him.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/26/2013|
This post should be renamed the Charles Rocket Boxcutter Memorial thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/26/2013|
Pier Angeli. Marisa Pavan's twin sister, and a big star at MGM.
Will Rogers, Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/27/2013|
Drake Sather. Promising comic and writer.
James Cardwell. Was one of the 5 Sullivan brothers in "The Fighting Sullivans".
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/27/2013|
Hard Candy and MDNA were career suicides.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/27/2013|
Brad Davis? He died of Aids.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/27/2013|
Janet Jackson ate herself to death.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/27/2013|