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Barbara La Marr 

(July 28, 1896 – January 30, 1926) was an American stage and film actress, cabaret artist, and screenwriter. La Marr was known as “The Girl Who Is Too Beautiful,” after a Hearst newspaper feature writer, Adela Rogers St. Johns, saw a judge sending her home during the police beat in Los Angeles because she was too beautiful and young to be on her own in the big city. Read More

By 1925, La Marr’s drug and alcohol use began to take its toll. She developed nephritis and tuberculosis. On January 30, 1926, she died of complications associated with tuberculosis and nephritis at her parents’ home in Altadena, California, at the age of 29. She was interred in a crypt at Hollywood Cathedral Mausoleum, in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, La Marr has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1621 Vine Street.