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Elizabeth Short (I) (1924–1947)

Elizabeth Short was born July 29th, 1924, in Medford, Massachusetts, to Phoebe and Cleo Short. When she was five her father disappeared. His car was later found near a lake later, apparently abandoned, which led to the belief that he had committed suicide. However, he later appeared at home and apologized to his wife for leaving the family like ... See full bio »

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 2012 The Black Dahlia Haunting (acknowledgment)
 2001 James Ellroy's Feast of Death (Documentary) (special thanks: American Airlines)
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 2011 James Ellroy's L.A.: City of Demons (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Victim
- Dead Women Own Me (2011) ... Herself - Victim
 2007 20 Most Shocking Unsolved Crimes (TV Movie documentary)
Herself - Murder Victim
 2005 The Secret Map of Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2001 James Ellroy's Feast of Death (Documentary)
 1999 Perfect Crimes? (TV Mini-Series)
Herself (Black Dahlia) (uncredited)
 1993 Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 1 (Video documentary)
 1992 Gesichter Des Todes VII (Video documentary)
 1990 Death in Hollywood (Video documentary)

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This infamous murder has been the subject of intense and sometimes bizarre speculation and theorizing. At least six authors claim to have solved the murder, each offering a different solution. Two separate and unrelated people have published sensationalistic books claiming that their fathers committed the crime. Another author suggested filmmaker Orson Welles as the killer. Author and ... See more »


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