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    The Tragic Story Of ‘The Hollywood Sign Girl’ Peg Entwistle, Who Died By Suicide

    Years before the glamor overpowered Hollywood, a real-life tragic incident happened that still leaves people heartbroken. The story of Peg Entwistle is little known. But she has a very tragic story to tell. She is also famously known as ‘The Hollywood Sign Girl’. She also plays a central role in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series. 

    In Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’, it is Peg Entwistle’s death that inspires a screenwriter to pen down a screenplay for a film that becomes the focus of the series. It is safe to say that Murphy is bringing this less-known story to the line light with his new series. So let’s take a more detailed look at what really happened. 

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    What Is Peg Entwistle’s Story? 

    Peg Entwistle
    Peg Entwistle

    ‘The Hollywood Sign Girl’ or Peg Entwistle was born Millicent Lillian in Wales. Her parents were notable British actors. Peg then immigrated to America with her father. After her father’s death in a tragic accident, she moved in with her uncle along with her siblings. Peg Entwistle would become an established Broadway star. 

    Eventually while touring with the Theatre Guild she found herself in Los Angeles. And Peg Entwistle hoped for her big Hollywood break since motion pictures had made all the blast and actors trained in music and voice use was what the studios wanted. 

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    Peg Entwistle Ended Her Life By Suicide

    Peg Entwistle
    Peg Entwistle

    After facing multiple rejections from the studios and having her contract renewal declined by RKO Pictures, Entwistle was heartbroken. She left her uncle’s home on Beachwood Drive on the night of September 16, 1932.

    Entwistle told her uncle she was heading to a “rendezvous with a friend.” Two days later, a hiker discovered Entwistle’s body along with her clothes and suicide note. Police later assumed that Entwistle used a workman’s ladder on the back of the letter to climb to the top of the sign. And jumped to her death from the top of Hollywoodland’s H. This tragic story remains a tale of unfulfilled dreams in Hollywood that many youngsters face. 

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    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.

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