1926 – Did Rudy die because of a fall?

June Knight said dancing led to my future work and my first tragedy. I was only twelve when I started to work in a prologue at the Million Dollar Theater, Los Angeles. I’ll never forget that Engagement because Rudolph Valentino was appearing there in connection with his picture “Son of the Sheik”. It was there that he had an accident that many claim was really responsible for His death. We were all on the stage, and Valentino started to go down the narrow stairs at the Edge of the stage. He lost his balance, half-turned, and fell into the
orchestra, right on top of the Big bass violin. I was one of the first to reach him. The sharp top of the big violin had 
pierced his Side. I helped pick him up and he quietly thanked me for my assistance. But I could tell that he still did not feel right and I quietly suggested he go to see a local doctor. But, Mr. Valentino was adamant he was fine.

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