Genevieve Phillips & Her Sad Suicide

Genevieve Phillips

Genevieve Phillips was a 1930s starlet who committed suicide when her career failed.

She was born Edith Genevieve Phillips born on February 8, 1913 in Los Angeles, California. Genevieve decided she wanted to be an actress at a young age. After graduating from Beverly Hills high school she enrolled in drama school. Then she moved to New York City and began working in the theater. In 1933 the beautiful brunette made her film debut in the musical My Weakness. The following year she toured with the show Everybody On Deck. She was signed by Paramount in 1935 and given bit parts in the films One Hour Late and Collegiate. 

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Unfortunately her career quickly stalled and she started suffering from depression. Genevieve lived with her parents on South Maple Drive in Los Angeles. On March 18, 1938 she went into her bedroom and shot herself in the head. Her close friend, Denny Beach, found her unconscious body and she was taken to the hospital. Tragically she died later that evening at the young age of twenty-five. She was cremated and buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Genevieve Phillips Suicide