This Week's Girl Friday is another beauty that left this earth far too early.
Ms. Landis appeared in films during the early 1940's, and entertained GI's during World War II.
In one of her films, she stared opposite Victor Mature - as a Prehistoric Cavewoman - in "One Million BC".
Dig those special effects! The film actually won an Academy Award for Special Effects in 1940.
Success and recognition in Hollywood wasn't enough to bring her happiness, though. Ms. Landis was yet another victim of Depression, and of unrequited love. Upset because the object of her love refused to divorce his current wife to marry her - She took her own life in 1948 by overdosing on Sleeping Pills.
She was 29 years old.
While browsing around online, I actually found a photograph from 1948 of the coroner kneeling beside her body on the floor where she was found in her apartment. It saddened me to see her like that.
That's a hell of a way to be remembered.
I won't post the picture here. I've seen enough dead people. I'd rather remember Carole Landis as she was when she was alive: