A British stage and screen actress, Peg Entwistle had a lot of stage experience prior to heading to Hollywood but had never been cast in a film. When she landed a small role in the film Thirteen Women, she was optimistic that she was on the right path. However, soon thereafter, she was mistakenly told that all of her scenes had ended up on the cutting room floor.
Devastated and despondent about her career, Entwistle climbed the Hollywood sign and leaped to her death, leaving behind a note that read, “I am afraid I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E.” Sadly, it turned out that she did actually appear in the film for four minutes, only a few of her scenes had been cut.