Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases

Suicide in the Entertainment Industry An Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Cases This work covers intentional suicide cases initially reported in Daily Variety the entertainment industry s trade journal but also drawing attention from mainstream news media These cases are ta

  • Title: Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases
  • Author: David K. Frasier Kenneth Anger
  • ISBN: 9780786423330
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • This work covers 840 intentional suicide cases initially reported in Daily Variety the entertainment industry s trade journal , but also drawing attention from mainstream news media These cases are taken from the ranks of vaudeville, film, theatre, dance, music, literature writers with direct connections to film , and other allied fields in the entertainment industry frThis work covers 840 intentional suicide cases initially reported in Daily Variety the entertainment industry s trade journal , but also drawing attention from mainstream news media These cases are taken from the ranks of vaudeville, film, theatre, dance, music, literature writers with direct connections to film , and other allied fields in the entertainment industry from 1905 through 2000 Accidentally self inflicted deaths are omitted, except for a few controversial cases It includes the suicides of well known personalities such as actress Peg Entwistle, who is the only person to ever commit suicide by jumping from the top of the Hollywood Sign, Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge, who are believed to have overdosed on drugs, and Richard Farnsworth and Brian Keith, who shot themselves to end the misery of terminal cancer Also mentioned, but in less detail, are the suicides of unknown and lesser known members of the entertainment industry Arranged alphabetically, each entry covers the person s personal and professional background, method of suicide, and, in some instances, includes actual statements taken from the suicide note.

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    • I found this book in a sort of convoluted way. While reading an article about the band Badfinger, it got me to thinking about how two of the band members, frontman Pete Ham, and guitarist/bassist Tom Evans ended up committing suicide. The reasons for their suicides stemmed from financial and legal troubles concerning the band's fortunes and their epic mismanagement by Badfinger's manager Stan Polley. After looking up some history on the deaths of Ham and Evans, I saw this particular book mention [...]


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