Frances Stutz & Her Heartbreaking Suicide

 Frances Stutz

Frances Stutz was a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl who tragically committed suicide at age 26

She was born on April 12, 1915 in Bronx, New York. Her father, Rudolph Stutz, was a fireman. When she was a teenager she won numerous beaty contests including Miss Bronx and Miss Cascades. The beautiful blonde joined the Ziegfeld Follies in 1932. Then she appeared on Broadway Hold Your Horses and Music Hath Charms. Frances also had a bit part in the 1933 film Moonlight And Pretzels. She started dating violinist David Rubinoff. The couple broke up in 1935 after a four year romance. In 1938 she impulsively eloped with singer George Herndon after a four hour courtship. Soon after she had the marriage annulled. Frances reunited with David Rubinoff who she called her "only true, real love". Unfortunately the couple broke up again.

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She began a romance with John Maynard Huppman, the supervisor of a bottling company. The couple planned to get married but they had to wait until John's divorce was finalized. They moved into a fifth floor apartment on W. 75th Street in Manhattan. On the evening of May 21, 1941 she started drinking and got into a fight with John. When he left to answer the phone she shouted "Goodbye John" Then she jumped off their terrace and was tragically impaled on a fence. The next morning, May 22, she died at Roosevelt Hospital from her injuries. Frances had committed suicide at the young age of twenty-six. She was buried at Saint Raymonds Roman Catholic Churchyard in Bronx, New York.

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Frances in Moonlight And Pretzels

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