FLORENCE LA BADIE:
ANNIVERSARY OF HER PASSING
than six weeks after the August 28, 1917 auto accident that severely
injured her, Florence La Badie fought for survival in the hospital at
Ossining, New York. Although she was apparently winning the
some point in early October blood poisoning undermined her recovery and
she died on October 13.
October 13, 2017 marks
the 100th anniversary of her death, a date when we can fondly remember
the life and career of this charming early film star. A number of her
films are available for viewing at Thanhouser.
Florence starred in some of the most popular silent serials.
Why has this beautiful
actress faded from the public's memory?
"In the 18 pages devoted to Florence La Badie, Charles Foster makes a
number of erroneous statements..."
Unfortunately, most of Florence's
performances have been lost, but a few have been preserved for study
early photo of Florence, reportedly from her Biograph period.
Thanks to Edward Wagenknecht and Kemp Niver.