|Posted on April 23, 2019 at 7:00 AM|
Millicent Lillian “Peg” Entwistle was born on February 5, 1908 in Port Talbot, UK. She was a British stage and screen actress. By the time she was 17, she had appeared in several broadway productions. In 1927, when she was 19 years old, Peg married Robert Keith, but by 1929, they divorced. For those 2 years, Peg was the stepmother of Robert’s son, Brian who is known as Uncle Bill in the 60’s show, “A Family Affair.”
Peg dreamt of being an actress, but unfortunately her dream never came true. She is better known for her death then her career. She had only starred in one movie, “Thirteen Women” which came out after her death, but even then her role was cut down severely before its release.
On September 16, 1932, Peg had made her way towards the Hollywood sign. At that time you were able to make the trek to the famous sign and touch the letters, but now the area is fenced off and is under surveillance. The closet you can come to the sign is above it and look down at the infamous letters. Peg made the decision to jump off the letter H. She left behind some of her belongings like a shoe, her purse and a jacket; which a hiker found not knowing they belonged to the actress. She also wrote a suicide note that read:
I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E
Her cause of death according to the coroner was multiple fractures of the pelvis. Peg was cremated and her ashes was buried next to her father in Oak Cemetery in Glendale, Ohio. At the time of her death, her uncle who she was living with after the death of her father said that she told him she was going to be going to the drugstore then meet up with some friends. He had no idea that was going to be the last time he would see and talk to his niece. The day after her death, she got a letter in the mail saying she was offered a role in a play at the Beverley Hills Playhouse. She was only 24 years old.
The appearance of a young blond woman wearing 1930s clothing is a common sighting. She appears to be sad and brooding, but she disappears faster then she appears. The scent of gardenias is a common smell around the area. Gardenias was Peg’s favourite. Nobody knows why she decided to end her life, but we know that she will never leave Hollywood. A place where she felt like she belonged.