Carole Landis – A Pictorial

 

“I wanted to be a success on the stage, the screen, or the radio. So I saved my money and when I had bus fare and $16.82 over, I told my mother, Clara, I was going to leave home. She was heartbroken, but she believed in me.” ~ Carole Landis

 

Carole Landis (January 1, 1919 – July 5, 1948)

Carole Landis
(January 1, 1919 – July 5, 1948)

 

“I want to be as good an actress as Bette Davis, and I’d like to be a great singer. But more than that I’d like to be happily married and have some children.” ~ Carole Landis

 

Carole Landis was born Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Fairchild, Wisconsin. At an early age she bleached her hair blonde and changed her name to Carole Landis after her favorite actress, Carole Lombard.

Carole Landis was born Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Fairchild, Wisconsin. At an early age she bleached her hair blonde and changed her name to Carole Landis after her favorite actress, Carole Lombard.

 

“We had a wonderful time everywhere overseas. But it was hard. For five months we never gave less than five shows a day. It was too cold to sleep nights and there wasn’t water enough to take a bath. I had to do my own washing. And I ate more sand and fog, than food.” ~ Carole Landis

 

Carole Landis was an American film and stage actress who worked as a contract-player for Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1940s.

Carole Landis was an American film and stage actress who worked as a contract-player for Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1940s.

 

“Every girl in the world wants to find the right man, someone who is sympathetic and understanding and helpful and strong, someone she can love madly.” ~ Carole Landis

 

Carole Landis posed for hundreds of cheesecake and swimsuit photos and was a popular pin-up with servicemen during World War II.

Carole Landis posed for hundreds of cheesecake and swimsuit photos and was a popular pin-up with servicemen during World War II.

 

“I know how Lupe Velez felt. You fight just so long and then you begin to worry about being washed up. You fear there’s one way to go and that’s down.” ~ Carole Landis on Lupe Velez’s suicide, which occurred years before her own.

 

Carole Landis visits with G.I.s and signs autographs in the Pacific during WWII. Landis traveled more than 100,000 miles during the war and spent more time visiting troops than any other actress.

Carole Landis visits with G.I.s and signs autographs in the Pacific during WWII. Landis traveled more than 100,000 miles during the war and spent more time visiting troops than any other actress.

 

“I have no intention of ending my career in a rooming house, with full scrapbooks and an empty stomach.” ~ Carole Landis

 

Carole Landis died of an intentional drug overdose at the age of 29 in 1948.  Landis was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Carole Landis died of an intentional drug overdose at the age of 29 in 1948. Landis was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

 

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