Faye Pierre & Her Heartbreaking Suicide

Faye Pierre

Faye Pierre was a 1930s starlet who tragically took her own life after being widowed

She was born Faye Marguerite Perry on March 2, 1912 in Canada. When she was a child her family moved to Los Angeles, California. Her father, Frank Perry, worked in a grocery store. At the age of nineteen she began her career as a Goldwyn Girl in the 1931 musical Palmy Days. On September 26, 1931 she married on Dana Boller, a pilot. They were married on her parents 25th wedding anniversary and she wore her mother's wedding dress. Faye co-starred with Andy Clyde in the comedies Sunkissed Sweeties and Artist's Muddles. In 1934 she gave birth to twins - Dawna and Dana Jr. 

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Then she decided to give up her career to be a full-time homemaker. Her final film was the 1934 comedy Gold Nuggets. She and Dana lived in Sherman Oaks and enjoyed a happy marriage. By the early 1960s they had several grandchildren. Tragedy struck in August of 1962 Dana was killed in a helicopter crash. Faye was devastated by her husband's death and fell into a deep depression. Sadly on March 2, 1963 she committed suicide by taking an overdose of pills. It was fifty-first birthday

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