Hazel Forbes
Hazel Forbes
Hazel Forbes was an American dancer and actress from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She was blond and petite. Her true surname was Froidevoux. Her professional career began at one of the Atlantic City, New Jersey beauty pageants where she won honors as Miss Long Island. Forbes was 16 when she was chosen Miss United States in the Paris International Beauty Pageant of 1926. She became a showgirl in New York City at the age of 17 in 1927.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 69
    Hazel Forbes died in 1980 in Los Angeles, California.
    More Details Hide Details She is buried in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale, Calif.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1942
    Age 31
    By 1942 Forbes was divorced from Richman and was being wooed by millionaire Max Bamberger.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 27
    She met entertainer Harry Richman and married him in March 1938, in Palm Springs, California.
    More Details Hide Details Playboy Richman was well known for his earlier romances with Clara Bow, Dorothy Darrell, showgirl Edith Roark, Virginia Biddle, Lina Basquette, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, and Lenore Ulric. He and Forbes shared a sumptuous home in Beechurst, Long Island. Shortly after their wedding Forbes contracted pneumonia and was saved, in part, through the use of the drug sulfanilimide. The couple considered adopting a baby.
  • 1934
    Age 23
    After Richmond's death Forbes went to Hollywood and made Bachelor Bait and Down To Their Last Yacht, both films from 1934.
    More Details Hide Details She received a series of threatening letters which dissuaded her from continuing in motion pictures. She donated her salary as a movie extra to charity because of the money she was willed by Richmond.
  • 1931
    Age 20
    In 1931 she wed Paul O. Richmond in Kennedyville, Maryland.
    More Details Hide Details They were happy together but Richmond died suddenly in 1932. He left Forbes a fortune estimated at $3,000,000 from his toothpaste and hair shampoo interests.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1928
    Age 17
    Forbes married automobile salesman, Harry Judson, in 1928.
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  • 1927
    Age 16
    She became a showgirl in New York City at the age of 17 in 1927.
    More Details Hide Details She was hired away from Florenz Ziegfeld and his Ziegfeld Follies by Broadway theatre producer Earl Carroll. This was for a January 1929 production at his Earl Carroll Theatre. Carroll tempted Forbes with a substantial offer for a new dance review. Ziegfeld eventually won the struggle and Forbes starred in Whoopee and other shows, in support of Eddie Cantor.
  • 1926
    Age 15
    Her professional career began at one of the Atlantic City, New Jersey beauty pageants where she won honors as Miss Long Island. Forbes was 16 when she was chosen Miss United States in the Paris International Beauty Pageant of 1926.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born in 1910.
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