Millicent Lilian “Peg” Entwistle was a British stage and screen actress. She began her stage career in 1925, appearing in several Broadway productions. She appeared in only one film, Thirteen Women, which was released posthumously. Entwistle gained notoriety after she jumped to her death from atop the “H” on the Hollywoodland sign in September 1932, at the age of 24.
|Born:||Millicent Lilian Entwistle, February 05, 1908, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales|
|Died:||September 16, 1932, Hollywood, California, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Suicide|
|Resting place:||Oak Hill Cemetery, Glendale, Ohio, U.S.|
|Other names:||The Hollywood Sign Girl|
|Known for:||Suicide by jumping off the Hollywoodland Sign|
|IMDb:||Peg Entwistle’s IMDb|
About Peg Entwistle
Best remembered for her performances in Broadway productions of The Man from Toronto, Tommy, and Alice Sit-by-the-Fire, this early 20th-century entertainer also acted alongside Myrna Loy in the 1932 movie Thirteen Women.
In the mid 1920s, she was a member of the acclaimed Henry Jewett Players theater troupe in Boston, Massachusetts.
At the age of twenty-four, she committed suicide by leaping from the Hollywood sign.
Born in Wales to British parents, she spent her early years in London, England. In the late 1920s, she was briefly married to the American actor Robert Keith.
After a young Bette Davis watched Entwistle’s performance in a stage production of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, Davis resolved to become an actress.
Information related to Peg Entwistle
- English actresses who committed suicide
- Burials in Ohio
- British expatriate actresses in the United States
- Female suicides
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