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Carole Landis

Carole LandisAKA Frances Lillian Mary Ridste

Born: 1-Jan-1919
Birthplace: Fairchild, WI
Died: 5-Jul-1948
Location of death: Pacific Palisades, CA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Scandal in Paris

Committed suicide with a Seconal overdose, her body discovered by Rex Harrison.

Father: Alfred Ridste (railroad mechanic, Norwegian ancestry)
Mother: Clara Stentek Ridste (Polish ancestry)
Husband: Irving Wheeler (m. 14-Jan-1934, annulled Feb-1934 -- Landis was underage)
Husband: Irving Wheeler (m. 25-Aug-1934, div. 1939)
Husband: Willis Hunt, Jr. (m. 4-Jul-1940, div. 13-Nov-1940)
Husband: Thomas C. Wallace (m. 5-Jan-1943, div. 19-Jul-1945)
Husband: W. Horace Schmidlapp (m. 8-Dec-1945)
Sister: Dorothy Ridste Ross (b. 1917)
Brother: Lawrence Ridste
Slept with: Darryl F. Zanuck (according to his biography)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1765 Vine St.
    Rhinoplasty (1940)
    Drug Overdose Seconal (5-Jul-1948)
    Endorsement of Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
    Norwegian Ancestry Paternal
    Polish Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Malaria, Smoking

    Brass Monkey (Dec-1948)
    Noose (28-Sep-1948)
    Out of the Blue (21-Apr-1947)
    A Scandal in Paris (19-Jul-1946) · Loretta
    It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (Jul-1946)
    Behind Green Lights (15-Feb-1946)
    Having Wonderful Crime (12-Apr-1945)
    Secret Command (30-Jul-1944)
    Four Jills in a Jeep (17-Mar-1944) · Herself
    Wintertime (17-Sep-1943) · Flossie Fouchere
    Manila Calling (18-Sep-1942)
    Orchestra Wives (4-Sep-1942) · Natalie Mercer
    It Happened in Flatbush (28-May-1942)
    My Gal Sal (30-Apr-1942) · Mae Collins
    A Gentleman at Heart (16-Jan-1942) · Helen Mason
    I Wake Up Screaming (14-Nov-1941) · Vicky Lynn
    Dance Hall (18-Jul-1941)
    Moon Over Miami (18-Jun-1941)
    Topper Returns (21-Mar-1941) · Ann Carrington
    Road Show (18-Feb-1941) · Penguin Moore
    Mystery Sea Raider (5-Aug-1940)
    Turnabout (17-May-1940)
    One Million B.C. (26-Apr-1940) · Loana
    Cowboys from Texas (29-Nov-1939) · June Jones
    Daredevils of the Red Circle (10-Jun-1939)
    Three Texas Steers (12-May-1939)
    Four's a Crowd (13-Nov-1938) · Lansford's 2nd Secretary
    Gold Diggers in Paris (1-Jun-1938) · Golddigger
    Blondes at Work (5-Feb-1938) · Carol

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