Barbara La Marr

Barbara La Marr

Actress + Screenwriter
Born Jul 28, 1896

Barbara La Marr 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.… Read More

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1896 Birth Born on July 28, 1896.
1900 3 Years Old By 1900, she was living with her parents in Portland, Oregon, with her brother William, her half-sister Violet Ross, and Violet's husband Arvel Ross. … Read More


1910 13 Years Old By 1910, La Marr was living in Fresno, California, with her parents. … Read More
1913 16 Years Old In January 1913, La Marr's half-sister, now going by the name of Violet Ake, took her then 16-year-old sister on a three-day automobile excursion with a man named C.C. Boxley. … Read More
1914 17 Years Old La Marr's name appeared frequently in newspaper headlines during the next few years. In November 1914, she came back from Arizona and announced that she was the newly-widowed wife of a rancher named Jack Lytell, and that they were supposedly married in Mexico. … Read More


1920 23 Years Old After marrying and moving with her second husband to New York City, La Marr found employment writing screenplays and her association with filmmakers led to her returning to Los Angeles and making her film debut in 1920. … Read More
1922 25 Years Old Among La Marr's films are The Prisoner of Zenda and Trifling Women, both 1922 releases directed by Rex Ingram. … Read More


1926 30 Years Old On January 30, 1926, La Marr died of tuberculosis and nephritis in Altadena, California at the age of 29. … Read More
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