Carole Landis

Born Jan 1, 1919

Carole Landis was an American film and stage actress, who worked as a contract-player for Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1940s. Her breakthrough role was as the female lead in the 1940 film One Million B.C. , with United Artists. She died mysteriously at the age of 29 in 1948. After her death, newspapers headlined stories about the actress, some with the title "The Actress Who Could Have Been... But Never Was.… Read More

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1919 Birth Born on January 1, 1919.
1921 2 Years Old Fenner left Landis' mother in April 1921 and remarried a few months later.
1923 4 Years Old In 1923, Landis' family moved to San Bernardino, California. … Read More


1934 15 Years Old 1 More Event
Landis was married four times and had no children (she was unable to conceive due to endometriosis). In January 1934, 15-year-old Landis married her first husband, 19-year-old Irving Wheeler.
1937 18 Years Old Landis made her film debut as an extra in the 1937 film A Star Is Born; she also appeared in various horse operas. … Read More


1939 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Wheeler's lawsuit was later dismissed, and Landis and Wheeler were divorced in 1939.
1940 21 Years Old On July 4, 1940 she married yacht broker Willis Hunt, Jr. in Las Vegas. Landis left Hunt after two months of marriage. They were divorced in November 1940.
1942 23 Years Old While touring Army camps in London in 1942, she met United States Army Air Forces Captain Thomas Wallace. They were married in January 1943 but separated in May 1945. They divorced in July 1945.
1945 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1945 she starred on Broadway in the musical A Lady Says Yes with Jacqueline Susann, with whom she reportedly had an affair. … Read More
1947 28 Years Old They separated in 1947 and Landis filed for divorce in May 1948 charging Schmidlapp with "extreme mental cruelty". … Read More


1948 30 Years Old Landis died of an intentional drug overdose at the age of 29 in July 1948. … Read More
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