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Barbara La Marr (1896–1926)


Reatha Watson (Barbara La Marr) is possibly most famous as supposedly being one of the first drug-related deaths in Hollywood, but while she had a serious drinking problem she in fact died of tuberculosis with complications of nephritis. She is notable for other reasons, among them her successes as a screenwriter. Born in Yakima, Washington, she ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers Milady de Winter
(1921)
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Prisoner of Zenda Antoinette de Mauban
(1922)
The White Monkey
The White Monkey Fleur Forsyte
(1925)
Flame of Youth
Flame of Youth Actress
(1920)

Filmography

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 1926 The Girl from Montmartre
Emilia Faneaux
 1925 The White Monkey
Fleur Forsyte
 1925 The Heart of a Siren
Isabella Echevaria
 1924 Sandra
Sandra Waring
 1924 The White Moth
Mona Reid / The White Moth
 1924 The Shooting of Dan McGrew
Lady Known as Lou Lorraine
 1924 Thy Name Is Woman
Guerita
 1923 The Eternal City
Donna Roma Valonna
 1923 The Eternal Struggle
Camille Lenoir
 1923/I St. Elmo
Agnes Hunt
 1923 Strangers of the Night
Anna Valeska
 1923 The Brass Bottle
The Queen
 1923 Mary of the Movies
Barbara LaMarr (uncredited)
 1923 Souls for Sale
Leva Lemaire
 1923 Poor Men's Wives
Laura Bedford / Laura Maberne
 1923 The Hero
Hester Lane
 1922 Quincy Adams Sawyer
Lindy Putnam
 1922 Trifling Women
Jacqueline de Séverac / Zareda
 1922 The Prisoner of Zenda
Antoinette de Mauban
 1922 Domestic Relations
Mrs. Martin
 1922 Arabian Love
Themar
 1921 Cinderella of the Hills
Kate Gradley (as Barbara La Marr Deely)
 1921 The Three Musketeers
Milady de Winter
 1921 Desperate Trails
Lady Lou
 1921/I The Nut
Claudine Dupree
 1920 Harriet and the Piper
Tam O'Shanter Girl (as Barbara Deely)
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Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Played Little Eva in a 1904 production of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in Tacoma, WA.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 41 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Barbara La Marr Deely | Barbara LaMarr Deely | Barbara Lamarr Deely | Barbara Le Marr Deely | Barbara LeMarr Deely | Barbara Deely | Folly Lytell | Polly Lytell

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Men--bah! I am sick of men. See more »

Trivia:

In 1923 she secretly had a child from one of her numerous affairs. She "adopted" the child to save face and named him Marvin Carville La Marr. After her death in 1926, little Marvin was adopted by good friend Zasu Pitts and her husband Tom Gallery. He was renamed Don Gallery. See more »

Nickname:

The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful

Star Sign:

Leo

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