Death in Hollywood: Landis, Carole–Suicide at Age 29

Carole Landis (born January 1, 1919), was a blonde American actress and singer.

She worked as a contract-player for Fox in the 1940s.

Her breakthrough role was as the female lead in the 1940 United Artists film, One Million B.C.

Landis was known as “The Ping Girl” and “The Chest” because of her sexy curvy figure.

Considering her short life, Landis was prolific, having bugun her screen career in her teens.

She has made more than 30 pictures between 1934 and 1948.

Landis committed suicide on July 5, 1948, at the age of 29 by taking a barbiturate overdose at her home in California’s Pacific Palisades.