|Norma Talmadge (1893 - 1957)
Sister of Constance Talmadge and Natalie Talmadge
Ex-Mrs. Joseph M. Schenck
Ex-Mrs. George Jessel
|A Tale of Two Cities (1911) [Woman on the Way to the Guillotine]: Executed (presumably off-screen) by the guillotine.
The Law of Compensation (1917) [Flora Graham/Ruth Graham]: Playing a dual role as mother and daughter, the mother "Flora" dies shortly after childbirth, with Fred Esmelton by her side. (The daughter "Ruth" survives the movie.)
The Forbidden City (A Tale of the Forbidden City) (1918) [San San/Toy]: Playing a dual role as mother and daughter, the mother "San San" is stabbed with spears by several servants (on the orders of L. Rogers Lytton) as she attempts to leave the palace. (The daughter "Toy" survives the movie.)
The Ghosts of Yesterday (1918) [Ruth Grahame/Jeanne LaFleur]: Playing a dual role, "Ruth" dies of an unspecified illness. ("Jeanne" survives the movie.)
Yes or No (1920) [Margaret Vane/Minnie Berry]: Playing a dual role, "Margaret" commits suicide (though I don't know the method). ("Minnie" survives the movie.)
Smilin' Through (1922) [Moonyean/Kathleen]: Playing a dual role as aunt and niece, the aunt "Moonyean" is shot to death by Harrison Ford at the church just before her wedding. She periodically appears as a ghost afterwards. (The niece "Kathleen" survives the movie.) (See also Norma Shearer and Jeanette MacDonald in the 1932 and 1941 versions.)
Camille (1926) [Marguerite 'Camille' Gautier]: Dies of tuberculosis.