Peg Entwistle, actress with a connection to Wales (Port Talbot)
Peg EntwistlePeg emigrated to New York with her father in 1922. She had several parts on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles where she appeared in just one movie, it was a flop. Peg was very depressed and climbed up the famous Hollywood sign to jump to her death. She was just twenty-four years old.
Connection: She was born Lillian Millicent Entwistle in Port Talbot in 1908. Died in Hollywood 1932 aged twenty-four.
After Peg's body was discovered the police found a note in her purse. It read "I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. PE.
Peg actually came to America in 1911, not 1922. She also had a far more extensive stage career than just "several parts" on broadway. She worked closely with some of the biggest names of Broadway, including Blanche Yurka, Walter Hampden, George M. Cohan, William Gillette, Henry Travers and Dorothy Gish. Please visit her website to see more about this remarkable woman!
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