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Also Known As: Reatha Watson, Barbara La Mar, Barbara Lamarr Deely, Barbara Deely, Barbara Lamarr Deely, Barbara La Marr Deely Died: January 30, 1926
Born: July 28, 1896 Cause of Death: complications from tuberculosis
Birth Place: North Yakima, Washington, USA Profession: actor, dancer

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Barbara La Marr was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. La Marr began her career with a role in the adventure "The Three Musketeers" (1921) with Douglas Fairbanks. La Marr then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in the Boardman Eleanor drama "Souls For Sale" (1923). Later in her career, La Marr acted in "The Girl From Montmartre" (1926). La Marr was married to Virgil Jack Dougherty and had one child. La Marr passed away in January 1926 at the age of 30.

Barbara La Marr was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. La Marr began her career with a role in the adventure "The Three Musketeers" (1921) with Douglas Fairbanks. La Marr then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in the Boardman Eleanor drama "Souls For Sale" (1923). Later in her career, La Marr acted in "The Girl From Montmartre" (1926). La Marr was married to Virgil Jack Dougherty and had one child. La Marr passed away in January 1926 at the age of 30.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Girl From Montmartre (1926) Emilia
2.
 Heart of a Siren (1925) Isabella Echevaria
3.
 The White Monkey (1925) Fleur Forsyte
4.
 The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924) Lady Known as Lou
5.
 Sandra (1924) Sandra Waring
6.
 Thy Name Is Woman (1924) Guerita
7.
 The White Moth (1924) The White Moth
8.
 The Eternal City (1924) Donna Roma
9.
 The Hero (1923) Hester Lane
10.
 St. Elmo (1923) Agnes Hunt
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husband:
Jack Lytell. Cowboy. Several years older; marriage annulled.
husband:
Lawrence Converse. Attorney. Married c. 1913; accused of bigamy; committed suicide.
husband:
Phil Ainsworth. Dancer. Partnered with La Marr in a dance act; sent to prison for forgery; divorced.
husband:
Ben Deely. Dancer. Married in 1918; separated in the 1920s.
companion:
William Haines. Actor. Although he was a homosexual, reportedly had affair in 1922.
companion:
Paul Bern. Together c. 1923.
husband:
Jack Dougherty. Actor. Married in May 1923; separated after being married less than a year.
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son:
Marvin. Adopted in 1923; some reports claim this was La Marr's natural child that she claimed to have adopted because she was unmarried; raised by ZaSu Pitts after La Marr's death.

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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-22 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Known as "The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful." She moved with her adoptive parents to California while she was in her early teens. She planned to be a writer and after marrying her first husband and moving to New York City, she began writing screenplays and eventually wound up back in Hollywood, in front of the camera. Her film career was booming and so was her night life, she claimed to sleep for only two hours per night – that life was too short for sleep. La Marr died of tuberculosis and nephritis.

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