Clara Blandick, conocida por su papel de tía Em en El mago de Oz, se suicidó en 1962 después de un período de mala salud. Antes de morir, arregló su habitación con fotos, recuerdos y recortes de prensa de su carrera, y se vistió con una bata azul real con su cabello peinado.

Clara Blandick

Clara Blandick (nacida Clara Blanchard Dickey; 4 de junio de 1876-15 de abril de 1962) fue una actriz de teatro y cine estadounidense mejor conocida por su papel de tía Em en El mago de Oz (1939) de Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Como actriz de personajes, a menudo interpretó a excéntricas matriarcas ancianas.

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Nació como Clara Blanchard Dickey, hija de Isaac B. y Hattie (de soltera Mudgett) Dickey, a bordo del Willard Mudgett, un barco estadounidense capitaneado por su padre (que lleva el nombre de uno de sus parientes maternos), y atracado en el puerto de Victoria, Reino Unido. Hong Kong. Fue entregada por el capitán William H. Blanchard, cuyo barco, Wealthy Pendleton, estaba anclado cerca. También estuvo presente su esposa, Clara Pendleton Blanchard. Para agradecer a los Blanchard, el capitán y la señora ... Continuar leyendo (lectura de 9 minutos)

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  1. DerVampyrRusticana

    > She left the following note: “I am now about to make the great adventure. I cannot endure this agonizing pain any longer. It is all over my body. Neither can I face the impending blindness. I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.”

  2. Darzin

    At the age of 85 when her body was wracked with pain from severe arthritis and she was going blind. I can’t say that I blame her.

  3. deltajb

    This is something which always makes me sad. If someone is having terminal disease or excruciating pain they should have the choice to decide if they want to end it.

    What’s the point in prolonging the suffering for something which has no cure?

  4. HereUuuu

    We all have to die. She knew it was her time, and she did it with style. Sad, yet beautiful and dignified.

  5. Maggiemayday

    I’m 63, and I totally understand her choice.

  6. alexbx77

    I don’t really consider ending your life when you’re suffering horribly from disease to be suicide. I consider it controlling your own death. Wish assisted suicide were legal everywhere.

  7. aprilmarina

    I wonder if the suicide scene in Deep Impact was borrowed from Clara Blandick.

  8. Palendrome

    A close friend in high school prepped like that before he committed suicide. He loved cars and had arranged all of the extra parts he had purchased and planned on installing neatly along with a list of priority for his family. He also pristinely cleaned his room (which wasn’t normal) and hid certain things to be found later.

  9. LedZeppelinRiff

    I don’t think it’s a suicide. It’s a death with dignity. I’m sad she wasn’t able to check into a clinic and say she’d like to be euthanized. That option should be available to everyone where you can die comfortably in a controlled setting.

  10. HeWhomeHim

    Whoaa this reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode. Anyone recall? I don’t know if it was made before or after her death but was about an older actress. Got the chills.

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