Is Wallace Reid Living or Dead?

Has American actor, film director and screenwriter Wallace Reid died? Or is he still alive?

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American actor, film director and screenwriter

Wallace Reid is ...

Dead
Born 15 Apr 1891 in St. Louis
Died 18 Jan 1923 in Los Angeles
Age31 years, 9 months
Causeinfluenza
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Wallace Reid
Wallace Reid
The urn of Wallace Reid, located in the Azalea Terrace of the Great Mausoleum, Forest Lawn Glendale.

About Wallace Reid

Wallace Reid (April 15, 1891 – January 18, 1923) was an American actor in silent film referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover".

Death

While en route to a location in Oregon during filming of The Valley of the Giants (1919), Reid was injured in a train wreck near Arcata, California, and needed six stitches to close a three-inch scalp wound. To keep on filming, he was prescribed morphine for relief of his pain. Reid soon became addicted, but kept on working at a frantic pace in films that were growing more physically demanding and changing from 15–20 minutes in duration to as much as an hour. Reid's morphine addiction worsened at a time when drug rehabilitation programs were nonexistent, and he died in a sanitarium while attempting recovery.

Wallace Reid was interred in the Azalea Terrace of the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.