Actress Carole Landis, a hugely popular pin-up “poster girl” among Allied troops, logged over 100,000 miles during the war, and spent more time visiting with servicemen than any other American actress. Amoebic dysentery and malaria were just two of the illnesses she contracted during her travels. She also battled depression for years, and committed suicide, at the age of 29, in 1948.
“Carole Landis: Super Trooper”
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