MARIE PREVOST


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Marie Prevost was a Mack Sennett "Bathing Beauty" in 1917 while still a teenager, and she became a star in the early 1920s, and was a favorite of director Ernst Lubitsch who cast her in three of his comedy films; The Marriage Circle (1924), Three Women (1924) and Kiss Me Again (1925). But with the advent of sound, her career started downhill, and she began drinking heavily and binge eating, which did not help her career any. In 1937 her body was discovered, and it is believe she died from acute alcoholism, and her pet dog at that time, a dachshund was with her. She was 38 years old, and would just be one of hundreds of forgotten Hollywood celebrities who had meteoric rises and falls except that Kenneth Anger in his book Hollywood Babylon chose to include the false story of her having been found half-eaten by her dachshund (clearly Anger subscribed to the Liberty Valance school of journalism: "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend", and of course such tawdry stories sell millions of books).
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