Posts Tagged With: Peggy Scott

30 Aug 1926 – Bowed by Brief Farewell of Lonely Actress

“I am only a little butterfly made for sunshine. I cannot stand loneliness and shabblness with nobody to care for me and with no babies to love.” “Please look after Rudolph’s pictures. He helped me over lots of stiles unknowingly.” This was the farewell message of Miss Peggy Scott, the fascinating young actress, in ‘bequeathing photographs of Rudolph Valentino to Miss Rosa Alborough, her friend, who gave her a night’s lodgings before she committed suicide. In giving evidence at the inquest, Miss Alborough said that Miss Scott came to her flat. She was penniless, and said that she was unable to get work or a room. She stayed the night, and visited a moving picture show in the afternoon, “When she returned in the evening she was crying. She collapsed, saying that she had swallowed “something.” Miss Scott died a few minutes after the arrival of the doctor, she left a letter, in a bag addressed to “witness. “My life is awful,” wrote Miss Scott. “I am afraidĀ of it. I am simply existing. It is heartbreaking living in the past when the present is hopeless. I broke my heart. Budolph helped me to carry on, and told me of his own sufferings. A MATTER OF TIME. “With his death the last bit of courage has flown. I have been stretched for years like a piece of elastic. Perhaps it was only a matter of time, anyway, before the elastic snapped.” Miss Scott apologised to her friend would not allow her death to interfere with her holiday. She mentioned a man friend who forgiving her trouble, and hoped she used to make her an allowance, and gave him a blessing. She hoped he would pay the funeral expenses. “I am surĀ£ he will help. It is for the last time,” concluded in her letter, ‘Miss Alborough told the Coroner that she was paying the funeral expenses. The inquest was adjourned till October
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5 Sep 1926- Actress Friend of Rudolph Valentino committs Suicide

Peggy Scott, 27 a film actress, a former friend of the Late Rudolph Valentino committed suicide by taking poison at a West Village Flat. She rushed to a friend in an adjourning building crying out “Don’t leave me, I’m dying” and collapsed and died. It is stated that she had minor roles in films, and met Valentino three years ago at Blaritz. Her room contained autograph photographs of Valentino, while she invariably carried one in her handbag. She was out of work, and used to seek out every film where her hero was appearing. She frequently danced with him during his recent visits to London and also corresponded with him in America. She left letters in one of which she wrote “When I read of his death, something seemed to say in my hear, There is nothing left to live for.”
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24 Oct 1926 – Rudolph Valentino Protects his name

Peggy Scotts Suicide – When a verdict of “suicide while of a sound mine” was returned at the inquest on Peggy Scott, some women on behalf of friends of Rudolph Valentino pointed out to the court that is was impossible for Scott to have known Valentino who was not in Europe at the time. They alleged that it was only fair that this should be pointed out, because Valentino’s character was impugned. Some people thought nothing of discrediting film actors. The Coroner agreed.
A message of Oct 5 was as follows: A pathetic letter addressed to a girl friend by Peggy Scott, known as “the valentino girl” was read at the inquest on the latter. It read “I cannot continue anymore. It has been inevitable for a long time that I should finish things. Simply existing is heart-breaking, and living in the past, when one’s future is hopeless, has broken my heart. I am only a butter made for sunshine and happiness, and can’t stand the loneliness and shabbiness. With no one to care for me, and no babies to love, life is awful. Please preserve Rudolph’s pictures. He has helped me over lots of stiles. not only in 1922. Rudolph helped me to carry on, and I had some wonderful moments but when he died the last elastic snapped.”
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