Actress Susan Peters in Santa Monica, c. 1942. (photographer unknown)
I didn’t know who the woman in this photograph was until a re-tumblr gave the name.
Her biography paints a tragic history. Promising young film career, then bizarrely shot / paralyzed in a hunting accident.
Her mother died while Susan was rehabilitating, and her efforts to find acting roles as a disabled person were dismal afterwards.
She and her husband separated.
After a series of unsatisfactory small roles and a failed engagement, Susan Peters slipped into depression and died, alone, from anorexia complications at the age of 31.