Edwina Booth


About

Birth Place
Provo, Utah
Born
September 13, 1909
Died
May 18, 1991

Biography

Blonde lead of the late 1920s and early 30s who appeared in films such as "Manhattan Cocktail" (1928) and "Our Modern Maidens" (1929) as well as the serials "The Vanishing Legion" (1931) and "The Last of the Mohicans" (1932). Booth is best remembered, however, for the headline-making mysterious illness she contracted while starring as the "white goddess" in W.S. Van Dyke's "Trader Horn" ...

Family & Companions

Anthony E Schuck
Husband
Producer. Divorced in 1933.
Reinhold Fehlberg
Husband
Died in 1984.

Biography

Blonde lead of the late 1920s and early 30s who appeared in films such as "Manhattan Cocktail" (1928) and "Our Modern Maidens" (1929) as well as the serials "The Vanishing Legion" (1931) and "The Last of the Mohicans" (1932). Booth is best remembered, however, for the headline-making mysterious illness she contracted while starring as the "white goddess" in W.S. Van Dyke's "Trader Horn" (1931) in Africa. The illness confined her to bed for five years and ended her film career. Booth sued MGM for more than $1 million, claiming that the studio had failed to safeguard her health in Africa while the film was being shot; she won an undisclosed settlement from the studio. Over the years her death had been erroneously reported on several occasions and was incorrectedly cited in Katharine Hepburn's book "The Making of 'The African Queen'".

Life Events

Family

Booth Woodruff
Brother
Betty Benson
Sister
Judy Larson
Step-Daughter
Dixie Nelson
Step-Daughter

Companions

Anthony E Schuck
Husband
Producer. Divorced in 1933.
Reinhold Fehlberg
Husband
Died in 1984.

Bibliography