Burgess, Helen

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Burgess, Helen Gender: F
Helen Marguerite Burgess
born on 29 April 1916 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Portland, Oregon, 45n31, 122w41
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°39 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°37'

Helen Burgess (1936)


American film and stage actress with a photogenic girl-next-door face who was discovered by Cecil B. DeMille. She began her acting career in 1936 at age nineteen, playing Louisa Cody in DeMille's Western biopic The Plainsman. She would appear in four films as a contract player for Paramount Pictures before dying at age twenty from pneumonia, cutting short a promising career in Hollywood.

Burgess eloped with Herbert Rutherford, a piano instructor, on 27 January 1937 in Yuma, Arizona; the marriage lasted two months, and was annulled on 15 March 1937. She claimed that he had only married her to spite another woman. Two weeks later, on 1 April 1937, she contracted a cold. Over the ensuing week, Burgess's condition worsened, to the point that she was hospitalized with lobar pneumonia. On the morning of 7 April she was placed in an oxygen tent; she would die later that evening at her home in Hollywood.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 27 January 1937 (Eloped with Herbert Rutherford)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 15 March 1937 (Herbert Rutherford)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1 April 1937 (Caught a cold)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file. (Wikipedia has "April 26" in error).


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (Photogenic)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Two months)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pneumonia)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 20)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Theatre actress)