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Mae Murray and Gilbert Roland say farewell to her, too
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Mae Murray, born Marie Adrienne Koenig, was an American film actress and producer. She was very popular in silent films and became a member of the board of trustees at the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a charitable organization formed to offer aid for those in the business who were in need. Gilbert Roland was a Mexican American film actor. Norma Talmadge was one of the great silent film actresses. She died on December 24, 1957. Murray led a colorful life, marrying four times and often appearing in court, suing or being sued for various reasons. After the silent film era, her career began to wane. She walked out of her contract with MGM, angering boss Louis B. Mayer. She became blacklisted and did not make another film after 1931. Murray married Georgian prince, David Mdivani in 1926. He bankrupted her and they divorced in 1933. They became involved in a fierce custody battle over their only child. For most of her later life, Murray lived in poverty and she moved into the Motion Picture House in Woodland Hills, a retirement community for Hollywood professionals. She died there on March 23, 1965.
Photograph caption dated December 28, 1957 reads "They were among the Hollywood greats who knew and acted with Norma Talmadge when she was at the peak of her career." The service was held at the Pierce Bros. Mortuary located at 417 N. Maple Drive in Beverly Hills.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1020
Murray, Mae,--1885-1965
Roland, Gilbert,--1905-1994
Talmadge, Norma,--1894-1957--Death and burial
Pierce Brothers Mortuary
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Beverly Hills
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Women--California--Beverly Hills
Men--California--Beverly Hills
Funeral homes--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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