Florence Lawrence (January 2, 1890 – 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 1914
Florence Lawrence Ingomar, the Barbarian 1908
Florence Lawrence 1908 Betrayed By A Handprint
Florence Lawrence in Mr. Jones Has a Card Party (1909)