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Pearl White
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    (March 4, 1889-August 4, 1938)
    Birth name is Pearl Fay White
    Acted in films 'The Girl from Arizona (1910),' 'The Exploits of Elaine (1914),' 'The New Exploits of Elaine (1915),' 'The Romance of Elaine (1915),' 'The Iron Claw (1916),' 'The Fatal Ring (1917),' 'House of Hate (1918),' and 'The Black Secret (1919)'
    Famous for her serial films 'The Perils of Pauline (1914)'
    Made over 100 films
    Paid $30.00 per week while under contract to Powers Film Company
    Paid $250.00 per week to star in 'The Perils of Pauline (1914)
    Her trademark was her blonde hair, which was a wig.
    She was the youngest of five children.
    She was twice divorced.
    She made only ten pictures while under contract to Fox.
    Her second ex-Husband, Wallace McCutcheon, committed suicide by shooting himself (January 27, 1928). It is said that he murdered himself because of the divorce.
    Later in her career, she was forced to use a stand in to do her stunts.
    One of her stunt men, John Stevenson, was killed while attempting one of Pearl's stunts.
    News immediately spread that Pearl had been killed instead of Stevenson.
    After this rumor had been denounced, Pearl's career took a nose dive after fans discovered she didn't do her own stunts.
    She suffered a nervous breakdown.
    She was one of the most popular serial heroines of her time.
    Because her fake blonde hair was her trademark, she was capable of using her naturally dark hair as a disguise when she chose to appear unnoticed in public.
    She was an accomplished singer before her voice went hoarse and she went into the movies.
    It is said that she had never been to Hollywood and never made a single film in there.
    Her mother died when she was just three years old.
    We all know the famous scene in which Pearl White is struggling desperately while tied to the railroad tracks as a train approaches in 'Perils of Pauline (1914).'
    When she was offered a publicized return by various studios, she is said to have replied: 'Do I look crazy?'
    She died of a liver ailment.

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