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Thread: Mary Blackford 1914-1937

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    Mary Blackford 1914-1937

    Mary was a blonde actress who appeared in just three films before her untimely demise. Her best known role was as Phyllis Dean in the Shirley Temple short 'Merrily Yours'. In 1934 she was paralyzed from the neck down in a traffic accident. A benefit dance was held for her and Will Rogers helped to pay her medical bills, but sadly she died from the after effects three years later.



    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0085683/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

    'Merrily Yours' if you fancy watching it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1WQvdp_vVY

    I couldn't find anything on the 'traffic accident' but would like to know more if anybody can source any info

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    How sad, and so young. She might have had a promising career. This was all I could find on her accident.
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    She reminds me of Dorothy Dell.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Dell

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    Poor Mary, how sad and tragic. Only 23 years old. He only other sibling (it seems) was her brother, who only outlived her by 16 years and died at 46 years old. Their father predeceased them when he passed away in 1923 but their mother outlived them both, she died in 1963. She outlived her children, how horrifically sad.

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    blackc.jpga few additional images of MARY BLACKFORD ....blacka.jpg all from the mid 1930s blackd.jpg
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    What a very sad story her life was . She just never caught a break with anything, As usual great pictures Kelt ( Boy she had great legs ) You always find the best ones. And Mansfield 67 thanks for finding the accident report on Mary. You are both very resourceful people.
    And Vlad -- I love these less than famous actors coming back to life in your posts. Thanks

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    mary was injured in an auto accident on 09/26/1934 in Los Angeles Ca. the automobile she was a passenger in hit a light pole at santa monica and hoover and she was paralyzed from the neck down. i obtained info from her death certificate, one thing i have never found is who she was riding with, that fact has been conspiculously left out of news reports and her death certificate.

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    She did have great legs. She was also a classic beauty,. I think starlets from that era as well as the 40s were all classic beauties, not like the starlets of today.
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    Too young to die, glad I live here in 2015.
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    Damn...she had legs all the way up to her neck it seems
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