Episode 16 “Shelia Terry”: Larry Powell
Professor University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“American film actress Shelia Terry was a true Hollywood starlet of the 1930’s, staring in among other films, three with John Wayne before she ended her life with an overdose of sleeping pill in 1947.
Described as one of films first glamour stars, her stunning good looks would eventually fade as did her film roles. Although married three times and divorced, she was without family and friends to intervene. She died alone and penniless; so alone she was buried on Hart Island.