Silent Film Actress Turns Her Back on Fame and Fortune

The subject of my “This Week in Texas History” column for Wednesday, June 26 thru Tuesday, July 2 is Margaret Philpott aka “Madge Bellamy.”

The Hillsboro native was a rising star in Hollywood’s silent era before she totally self-destructed at the peak of her career.  Madge’s problem was not alcohol or drugs but an eccentric, out-of-control personality that turned her dream-come-true into a down-the-drain nightmare.

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