Mary Astor before her off-screen death in 'Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte'
Mary Astor (1906 - 1987)
Mrs. Kenneth Hawks
(director) (widowed)
Former sister-in-law of
Howard Hawks
The World Changes (1933) [Virginia 'Ginny' Claflin Nordholm]: Dies of a stroke. (She was made up to look older than she actually was at this point in the movie.)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Impossible Dream (1959) [Grace Dolan]: Drowned when Franchot Tone dumps her in a lake after drugging her.

Thriller: Rose's Last Summer (1960) [Rose French/Mrs. Horace Goodfield]: Playing a dual role, "Mrs. Goodfield" dies (off-screen) of an unspecified illness, after arranging for "Rose" to impersonate her after her death. ("Rose" survives the episode.)

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (Cross of Iron; What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte?) (1964) [Mrs. Jewel Mayhew]: Dies (off-screen) of a stroke, after hearing the news of Olivia de Havilland's death; we learn of her death afterwards when Ellen Corby, Helen Kleeb and Marianne Stewart are gossiping about it outside Bette Davis' house. (Thanks to Mac)

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