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Birth Name: Carole Landis
Born: 01/01/1919
Birth Place: Fairchild, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 07/06/1948

Carole Landis was born Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Fairchild, WI on New Year's Day in 1919. Her father abandoned the family, which included four other children, when she was less than a year old, and he reappeared and disappeared throughout the girl's childhood. His unreliability made life especially difficult for Landis' mother, and the family's struggles were amplified by the tragic deaths of two of the children. At the age of seven, Landis scored her first taste of performing when she sang onstage at an open night for amateurs. She excelled at athletics and unsuccessfully tried to organize an all-girl football team at her school, but Landis did not care much for her classes and had elo... Continue Bio >>

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