Old Hollywood Stars Gone Too Soon: Part Two

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There was a beautiful quote I found the other day from an unknown author that says, "Some are bound to die young. By dying young a person stays young in people's memory. If he burns brightly before he dies, his brightness shines for all time."

I think that holds true for anyone that dies young. We remember them as they were because we never see them change or look different. Many of the film and tv actors/actresses on this list will forever be remembered as we saw them on screen. We never saw Jean Harlow, Thelma Todd, or Marilyn Monroe grow into old women. We also never got to see who they would grow to become as they got older. What we do have are the memories of the characters they played and the gifts of their beauty and talents that are forever saved on film. 

 You can find the first half of this list here, Old Hollywood Stars Gone Too Soon: Part One.

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George Reeves (1914-1959) 45 years old (Possible Suicide)

Veronica Lake (1922-1973) 50 years old (Acute Hepatitis/Acute Knee Injury) 

Carl Dean Switzer (1927-1959) 31 years old (Gun Shot Wound)

Lupe VĂ©lez (1908-1944) 36 years old (Possible Suicide)

Jesse Pearson (1930-1979) 49 years old (Cancer)

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Jean Harlow (1911-1937) 26 years old (Kidney Failure/Uremia)

Sal Mineo  (1939-1976) (Stab Wound to the Heart)

Judy Garland (1922-1969) 47 years old (Drug Overdose)

Lon Chaney (1883-1930) 47 years old (Cancer)

Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) 36 years old (Barbiturate Overdose)

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Roscoe "FattyArbuckle (1887-1933) 46 years old (Heart Attack)

Virginia Rappe (1895-1921) 26 years old (Ruptured Bladder/Peritonitis)

Conrad Veidt (1893-1943) 50 years old (Heart Attack)

Linda Darnell (1923-1965) 41 years old (Burns from a fire)

Tyrone Power (1914-1958) 44 years old (Heart Attack)

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Edie Sedgwick (1943-1971) 28 years old (Possible Suicide)

Stephen Boyd (1931-1977) 45 years old (Heart Attack)

Marilyn Miller (1898-1936) 37 years old (Complications following nasal surgery)

William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922) 49 years old (Homicide by Gun Shot)

Pier Angeli (1932-1971) 39 years old (Barbiturate Overdose)
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Elvis Presley (1935-1977) 42 years old (Heart Attack)

Judy Tyler (1932-1957)  24 years old (Car Accident)

Mabel Normand (1892-1930) 37 years old (Tuberculosis) 

Olive Thomas (1894-1920) 25 years old (Acute nephritis caused by accidental poisoning)

Thelma Todd (1906-1935) 29 years old (Suspicious Carbon Monoxide Poisoning)

Peg Entwistle (1908-1932) 24 years old (Suicide)

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