Mercedes Gilbert in 'Body and Soul' (1925)
Mercedes Gilbert (1894 - 1952)
Body and Soul (1925) [Isabelle]: Dies of an unspecified illness, with her mother (Julia Theresa Russell) by her bedside. Most of the movie (including Mercedes' death) later turns out to be Julia's dream sequence; Mercedes survives in reality. (In director Oscar Micheaux' original cut, her death was real; he had to re-edit the film and rewrite the ending to appease the censor board.)
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