Barbara La Marr (Reatha Dale Watson)

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Yakima, Washington, USA
Reatha Watson (Barbara La Marr) is most famous as one of the first drug-related deaths in Hollywood, but she is notable for many other reasons. Born in Yakima, Washington, her parents moved to the Imperial Valley in California, where Reatha began her explorations of Los Angeles as a teenager. After several disastrous marriages she worked as a burlesque dancer until she married vaudeville actor Ben Deeley. They moved to New York, where Reatha (under the name Folly Lytell) wrote six scenarios for Fox. Read more...