Courtesy Alison of Hollywood
Meticulously and painstakingly researched for more than
seven years,
Peg Entwistle and the Hollywood Sign Suicide
reveals stunning facts and anecdotes about the life, death,
and career of this amazing girl to whom screen legend Bette
Davis always pointed as the
one actress who had inspired
her to pursue acting.
Reflecting on the time she was watching Peg as Hedvig in
Ibsen's
The Wild Duck at the Boston Repertory in 1926,
Bette said, "I was thrilled with Miss Entwistle’s performance
... Miss Entwistle had lost herself in Hedvig ... I did too ...
everything in my life fell into place … I was in focus for the
first time ... this was the vision … I knew now that more than
anything -- despite anything -- I was going to become an
actress.”    
(From Bette's 1962 memoir The Lonely Life.)
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Photo by Alison of Hollywood
Mary Mallory
Brandy Purdy