Edwina Booth | Mormon Actors

The great grand-daughter of American President Wilford Woodruff, Edwina Booth was a Mormon actress famous for the acting career she never had. After being selected as the female lead for the film ‘Trader Horn’, Edwina suffered from heatstroke and contracted several illnesses including Malaria due to insect bites. The experience left her physically unable to work for nearly six years, and she sued the company, MGM, for damages.

Afterwards, she was blacklisted from work with major production studios which effectively ended her career. Despite this, and her withdrawal from public life, Edwina Booth was able to live a life of leisure and dedicated some of her efforts to assisting the needy.

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