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Florence Lawrence, called the Biograph Girl. She was the first silent film starlet but now little is known about her. She died at a young age by injesting poison. Her grave is in California and a cage of peacocks sits atop of the grave..saw it in LA..so interesting and so tragic!!!

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Peter O'Toole as Lawrence of Arabia. James Mason once said that, Peter was so beautiful in this role, the film could've been called, "Florence of Arabia".

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Noel Coward said, "If you were any better looking you would be Florence of Arabia." / Peter O'Toole

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Florence Lawrence "The Biograph Girl" First star to be named in early silents

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Florence Lawrence (January 2, 1890[1] – December 28, 1938) in better days. She is considered to be the first movie star and the first Hollywood star to die tragically. Lawrence ingested cough syrup and ant paste at her home in West Hollywood. Accounts differ as to how Lawrence was discovered; some media accounts say her neighbor, Marian Menzer, heard her screams while others say that Lawrence called Menzer herself stating that she poisoned herself.

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Florence LAWRENCE (1890-1938) * AFI Top Actress nominee. IRISH Connection: Born Florence Annie Bridgwood in Hamilton, Ontario, she was youngest of three children of George Bridgwood, an English-born carriage builder and Charlotte "Lotta" Bridgwood (née Dunn), a vaudeville actress who had emigrated to Canada from Ireland after the Great Famine with her family as a child. Photo 1908

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D. H. Lawrence (David Herbert Richards Lawrence born in Eastwood, England on September 11, 1885 – March 2, 1930) was an English novelist, poet and playwright. Works include: Lady Chatterley's Lover, Sons and Lovers +239 more

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Florence Lawrence (1890 - 1938) was the first movie star. At the height of her fame in the 1910s, she was known as "The Biograph Girl", "The Imp Girl", and "The Girl of a Thousand Faces". She appeared in almost 300 films for various motion picture companies.

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