Death in Hollywood: Suicide–Peg Entwistle

Peg Entwistle

Peg Entwistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peg Entwistle’s death is particularly shocking and tragic because it is more memorable and notable than her film career.

Entwistle was born in the U.K. in 1908 and dreamed of a glorious Hollywood career. She had a successful Broadway career before moving out west where she only had one film credit to her name. She played a small supporting role in a movie called Thirteen Women.

When the film received bad reviews, her role was greatly reduced.

As a result, she decided to take her own life and did so in a dramatic fashion. She climbed to the top of the “H” in the famed Hollywood sign and jumped off.

Her suicide note states: “I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E.”