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.

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

Florence Lawrence

Florence Lawrence 1914

Florence Lawrence 1914

Florence Lawrence Ingomar, the Barbarian 1908

Florence Lawrence Ingomar, the Barbarian 1908

Florence Lawrence 1908 Betrayed By A Handprint

Florence Lawrence 1908 Betrayed By A Handprint

Florence Lawrence

Florence Lawrence

Florence Lawrence in Mr. Jones Has a Card Party (1909)

Florence Lawrence in Mr. Jones Has a Card Party (1909)

Florence Lawrence in Those Awful Hats (1909)

Florence Lawrence in Those Awful Hats (1909)

Florence Lawrence

Florence Lawrence

Her First Biscuits (1909)  Florence Lawrence

Her First Biscuits (1909) Florence Lawrence

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