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Ross Alexander

Ross AlexanderAKA Ross Smith

Born: 27-Jul-1907
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 2-Jan-1937
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Captain Blood

[1] Jerry Asher, quoted in Lawrence J. Quirk, James Stewart: Behind the Scenes of a Wonderful Life (2000), page 80: "When Ross Alexander's wife, Anna Friele, killed herself in December 1935 because she found out Ross was gay after she caught him with a guy, he almost went out of his mind with grief and guilt... Of course Warners was scared that they let out the word to the press that it had been a gal Ross was caught with."

Wife: Aleta Friele (m. 23-Feb-1934, d. 7-Dec-1935 suicide)
Anne Nagel (actress, m. 16-Sep-1936, until his death)

    Shot: Self-Inflicted (2-Jan-1937)

    Ready, Willing and Able (6-Mar-1937) · Barry Granville
    China Clipper (11-Aug-1936) · Tom Collins
    Hot Money (24-Jul-1936) · Chick Randall
    I Married a Doctor (25-Apr-1936) · Erik Valborg
    Brides Are Like That (22-Mar-1936) · Bill McAllister
    Boulder Dam (7-Mar-1936) · Rusty Noonan
    Captain Blood (19-Dec-1935) · Jeremy Pitt
    Shipmates Forever (12-Oct-1935) · Sparks
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (9-Oct-1935)
    We're in the Money (17-Aug-1935) · C. Richard Courtney
    Going Highbrow (6-Jul-1935)
    Maybe It's Love (12-Jan-1935)
    Flirtation Walk (28-Nov-1934) · Oskie
    The Wiser Sex (15-Mar-1932)

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