Bobbie Storey & Her Tragic Suicide

Bobbie Storey

Bobbie Storey was a British showgirl who became an alcoholic and committed suicide

She was born Agnes Elizabeth Story in 1905 in Whitby, England. When she was a teenager she got a job working as a waitress in a London tavern. In 1923 she was discovered by producer Andre Charlot who brought her to New York City to star in his revue. Bobbie was called "England's Most Beautiful Girl". She was invited to join the Ziegfeld Follies in 1925. That same year she married Louis Schwartz. Then she appeared in Earl Carroll's Vanities and Yours Truly. The blue-eyed beauty became one of the highest paid chorus girls on Broadway. After divorcing her husband she married Robert B. Foster, a British actor, in 1927.

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Unfortunately Robert didn't want to live in New York and the couple quickly separated. By 1929 she was drinking heavily and having trouble finding work. Bobbie moved in with her lover, F. Raymond Holland, a married landscape architect. Tragically on January 29, 1930 she committed suicide by turning on the gas in their apartment. The twenty-four year old was found wearing black silk pajamas with an empty bottle of scotch beside her. There was only only five cents in her purse. Sadly none of her show business friends attended her funeral which was paid for by the Actors Fund. She was buried at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

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Bobbie Storey Suicide