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Tragedy Among the Stars
Years ago when I was doing the piddlin' stuff..... for the episode guide list I couldn't help but notice some of the tragedy some of these stars endured in life and in their death. We sometimes see these stars as having such a glamorous life, but in fact other then material things, their life is much like ours.
I hope you enjoy this section, it was created with the highest regards to these great actors/actress.
Gone but not forgotten!
Joanna Cook Moore
as Eleanor Claremont in The Obituary
Joanna had a lot of tragedy in her life. She was orphaned as a child, she was the elder of two daughters. Her mother and baby sister were killed in a one-car accident. Joanna was the only member of the family not in the car. Her father, who was the driver, died of complications from his injuries (ruptured spleen) a year later.
She lost 3 fingers on her left hand from a car accident, and she later wrote a short story about a woman interacting with a grandchild who kept staring at "Nana's little hand."
Lung cancer from chain-smoking cigarettes is what killed her. Towards the end, she told her grandson Kevin McEnroe not to smoke cigarettes, while she was lighting one cigarette to another.
Joanna Moore died in 1997 of lung cancer.