May 12, 2011

Hollywood Stars that Died at an Early age.

By Raafay Awan

Life has to end one day that’s the reality, but there are some people who leave us earlier than expected.  They are lost quickly and then we are unable to see them ever again. Here are some of the Hollywood actors and actress who lived with us for a short time but they are alive in the hearts of people even today.

Brittany Murphy (32):
The 32nd year of her life brought her heart problem and that lead to her death in the year 2009.  She worked in the classic Hollywood movies such as ‘Sin City’ and ‘Clueless’ and was also a famous actress and singer.

Montgomery Clift (45):
In the year 1966 when Montgomery Clift was 45 years old He died of Heart Attack. Before coming to Hollywood he had established himself as a fine stage actor. In his short Movie career he was nominated for the Academy Awards no less than four times. His famous movies include, ‘From here to Eternity’ and ‘The Misfits’. He was known as a seasoned actor but his Movie career, which started in 1948, could last for just 15 years.

Dorothy Dandridge (42):
At the age of 42, drugs snatched this actress from us. She was not only famous as an actress but was also a well known American Singer. In 1965, when she died, Dorothy Dandridge was the only Afro-American who was nominated for the Academy Awards. Her Movie career started in 1935, where as her famous movies includes ‘Island in the Sun’ and ‘Porgy and Bess’.

Linda Darnell (41):
In the year 1965, fire broke out at the house of Linda Darnell and the flames of fire took away the actress with them and that’s how the 41 year actress left the world. She was considered the most famous Fox Movie star during her time. She started her movie career with the film ‘Hotel for Women’ in 1939 and became famous when she led the role in ‘The Mark of Zorro’ and ‘Blood and Sand’.  She also proved herself within the critics with the roles in ‘Unfaithfully Yours’ and ‘A letter to three Wives’. Her personal life was a disaster and that’s why she could not rule the Hollywood for a longer time. Excess of Drinking, Failed Marriages and Affairs led her away from the Hollywood as early as 1950.

James Dean (24):
He was an Iconic figure among the youngsters of his time due to his fashionable hair style and dress. James started working from the television and also was a part of three Hollywood movies. He was a renowned actor of his time, and passed away at an early age of 24 year, in 1955.

Judy Garland (47):
In 1960 Judy Garland died due to the excess dose of sleeping pills. She was 47 years old at the time of death. This famous actress and singer was famous for her unique way of performance. She started her Movie career with the movie named ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and later worked in many films. In 1938, when she was only 16 years old, she was awarded as the best actress in an award nomination.

John Gilbert (36):
The reason for his death was Heart Attack which was caused due to excess of Drinking. This famous actor was a well known star of the Silent Films. His last Silent Movie was ‘Desert Nights’, he also worked as a director in many Hollywood movies. He died in 1936 at the age of 36.

Lucy Gordon (28):
Movie star of the ‘Perfume’ and ‘Spider Man 3’, Lucy Gordon died in 2009. She hanged herself at the age o f just 28 years. She was a famous British actress and model.

Heath Ledger (28):
Heath Ledger was just 28 years old when he passed away in 2008. He became famous due to his extra ordinary acting skills in the Hollywood hit, ‘Dark Knight’. He worked in almost 19 movies in a career that started in 1990’s.

Bruce Lee (32):
He was a Chinese martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, and founder of the martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of modern times, and a cultural icon. He died in 1973 at the age of just 32 years.

Carole Lombard (33):
1942 was the year when Carole Lombard died in an airplane crash at the age of just 33 years. Basically he was a comedian and ‘My Man Godfrey’ was his most successful movie.

Marilyn Monroe (36):
1962 was the year when Marilyn Monroe passed away as a 36 year actress. This Hollywood actress was more famous for her socializing and openness than her acting and she was considered as a normal actress. Monroe was found dead at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.

Jean Harlow (26):
After spending just 26 years of her life, Jean Harlow lost the battle of life due to the Kidney pain, which turned out to be a fatal one. In the 1930’s she was tagged as the most glamorous actress of her time. She was also called as ‘Beauty Queen’ due to her brown hairs. But even though she was beautiful her film career could not take off at all.

Alan Ladd (50):
His filmy career started with several side roles in different movies and got the break from the movie ‘Joan of Paris’ in 1942 which was a Hollywood blockbuster. In 1964 he died at the age of 50 due to drinking problems. It is also said that his death was a suicide. A failed actor at the start he later became one of the top Hollywood actor.

Veronica Lake (50):
Hepatitis was the reason of death of this American actress in 1973 at the age of 50. In the 1940’s this actress was one of the most glamorous of her time.  He Movie career, that started in 1930 was full of glamorous rolls and performed brilliantly. ‘I Wanted Wings’ was the movie that took her to the top of the Hollywood ranks and the journey only ended after her death.


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