Landis, Carole, 1919-1948

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Carole Landis, born Frances Ridste on January 1, 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, was a film star of the 1940s who entertained American troops with the USO during World War II. She began her film career as an extra in 1937 and became a leading lady in 1940 when she appeared in ONE MILLION B.C. She worked on many films through the 1940s including TURNABOUT (1940), TOPPER RETURNS (1941), HAVING A WONDERFUL CRIME (1944), IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG (1946), and A SCANDAL IN PARIS (1946). Landis died on July 5, 1948 from an overdose of sleeping pills while in the midst of getting divorced from her fourth husband.

From the guide to the Letters to James R. Pattarini, 1943-1948, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Carole Landis, born Frances Ridste on January 1, 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, was a film star of the 1940s who entertained American troops with the USO during World War II.

She began her film career as an extra in 1937 and became a leading lady in 1940 when she appeared in ONE MILLION B.C. She worked on many films through the 1940s including TURNABOUT (1940), TOPPER RETURNS (1941), HAVING A WONDERFUL CRIME (1944), IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG (1946), and A SCANDAL IN PARIS (1946). Landis died on July 5, 1948 from an overdose of sleeping pills while in the midst of getting divorced from her fourth husband.

From the description of Letters to James R. Pattarini, 1943-1948. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122575514

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creatorOf Landis, Carole, 1919-1948. Letters to James R. Pattarini, 1943-1948. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Camp Shows Publicity Records, 1941-1955 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn William H. Starke, 1919-. Papers and visual materials, 1941-1985, (bulk 1941-1945). Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [SEPT. 18]
referencedIn Wilson, Robert D. (Robert Dohonian), 1914-. Robert D. Wilson photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn United Service Organizations (U.S.). Camp Shows Publicity Records, 1941-1955. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1804 - 1983. Navy Motion Picture Film Productions. 1939 - 1947. Army-Navy Screen Magazine, Number 2
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAR. 3] National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Letters to James R. Pattarini, 1943-1948 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Lawrence and Lee papers, 1917-1974 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004 person
associatedWith Pattarini, James R person
associatedWith Pattarini, James R. person
associatedWith Stuart, Nan person
associatedWith Stuart, Nan. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith United Service Organizations (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith William H. Starke, 1919- person
associatedWith Wilson, Robert D. (Robert Dohonian), 1914- person
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World War, 1939-1945--War work
Soldiers--Recreation
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
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Birth 1919-01-01

Death 1948-07-05

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