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Hollywood Memorial

Barbara LaMarr

LaMarr is most famous as one of the first drug-related deaths in Hollywood. She was going strong & fast, already working to shed her fourth husband when she was dubbed ‘The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful.’ Hordes of fans flocked to theaters to see this beautiful actress in movies. The public adored her; she was already on her fifth marriage and was a familiar face on the Hollywood party scene. After an affair with John Gilbert, her career went into a decline, and her contract with Metro was terminated the year she died. Her constant late night partying no doubt, brought about her demise. She kept a golden box of cocaine on her piano and was a known heroin user, although the studio blamed her death on too-rigorous dieting. An estimated 40,000 mourners attended her funeral after which she was entombed in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Never had more then two hours of sleep a day, because she felt that life was too short to waste it by sleeping, but she is catching up on her rest now.