Friday, October 13, 2017

Florence La Badie Dead -- October 13, 2017

Moving Picture World, 27-October-1917
100 years ago today, on 13-October-1917, movie star Florence La Badie died from injuries she suffered on 28-August-1917 when the brakes failed on her automobile.

Florence La Badie began her film career in 1909 at the Biograph.  DW Griffith directed her in several movies.  In 1911, Florence moved to the Thanhouser studio, where she became their principal leading lady.

Moving Picture World, 06-February-1915
The Million Dollar Mystery was a Thanhouser production made in association with the Chicago Tribune, which ran the weekly stories in printed form. The 23-chapter serial starred Florence La Badie. Her leading man was James Cruze, who later became a director. His most famous production was The Covered Wagon.

Photoplay, December, 1915
 "She has been the heroine in scores of thrilling adventures filmed in and about New Rochelle."

Moving Picture World, 17-February-1917
Moving Picture World, 14-April-1917
Moving Picture World, 12-May-1917

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