Alma Rubens: Alma was born in 1897 in San Francisco. A stage comedy was being put on and suddenly one of the chorus girls became sick. They needed an immediate replacement, and chose Alma. An actor advised Alma to leave the company and try her luck in the movies, as he was about to do. She took his advice eagerly. Her first role was in 1913. 1916 was Alma’s year: she made many films of high quality. Douglas Fairbanks catapulted her into the galaxy of stardom. Her roles began to decline in frequency with the advent of synchronized sound. We don’t forget her drug addiction; Alma had a heroin problem. Then there was her love life. She was very unstable. She suffered from a severe form of pneumonia, and died after being unconscious for three days; the illness began with something as innocuous as the common cold. She died on January 22, 1931 in Los Angeles. She was 33.- KIT: « A Perfect Evening » Page Kit manufactured by Pam Lefors.
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