Mae West’s Death – Cause and Date

  • Mae West
Born (Birthday)

Aug 17, 1893

Death Date

November 22, 1980

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death

Stroke

Place of Death

Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Place of burial

Cypress Hills Cemetery, New York, United States

Profession

Movie Actress

The movie actress Mae West died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Actress, singer, and Hollywood sex symbol whose career spanned seven decades. Her notable films include I’m No Angel, You Done Me Wrong, and Go West, Young Man. In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her 15th on their list of the greatest female film stars of all time.

Her mother, Matilda Doegler, was a fashion model. West married once, to Frank Szatkus from 1911 to 1942. The couple never lived together, and West had several affairs while legally married. Her longest relationship was with Chester Rybinski, 30 years her junior, who lived with her from 1954 until her death in 1980.

How did Mae West die?

In August 1980, West fell after getting out of bed. She was unable to speak after the fall and tests taken at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, revealed that she had suffered a stroke. On November 22, 1980, the actress died at the age of 87.

How much was Mae West worth when she died?

Mae West had a net worth of $20 million when she passed away.

Did Mae West ever marry?

On April 11, 1911, West was married to Frank Szatkus, a fellow vaudevillian she met in 1909. At the time, West was 17 years old, and she tried to keep the marriage a secret. However, a filing clerk discovered the marriage certificate in 1935, and the press was alerted.

The married couple never lived together as husband and wife, and West insisted that they have separate bedrooms.

The actress obtained a legal divorce on July 21, 1942, and the divorce decree was granted on May 7, 1943.

Quotes

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“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.”

Mae West
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“Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.”

Mae West
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“Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.”

Mae West
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“I always say, keep a diary and someday it’ll keep you.”

Mae West
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“I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”

Mae West