Florence Lawrence, called the Biograph Girl. She was the first silent film starlet but now little is known about her. She died at a young age by injesting poison. Her grave is in California and a cage of peacocks sits atop of the grave..saw it in LA..so interesting and so tragic!!!
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.
●Actress Florence Lawrence invented the first turn signal or “auto signaling arm” which attached to the car’s rear fender. She is quoted as saying “A car to me is something that is almost human, something that responds to kindness, understanding and care, just as people do.” Her prowess behind the wheel is evident in many of her silent movies, which helped to encourage women drivers. #WomenInAuto
Florence Lawrence (1890 - 1938) was the first movie star. At the height of her fame in the 1910s, she was known as "The Biograph Girl", "The Imp Girl", and "The Girl of a Thousand Faces". She appeared in almost 300 films for various motion picture companies.
Uncredited Photographer Peter O’Toole, Publicity Shot for David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” 1962 “If you’d been any prettier, it would have been Florence of Arabia." Noël Coward to O'Toole at the premier of “Lawrence of Arabia”