The Enigmatic Death of Thelma Todd

Heather Monroe
8 min readNov 18, 2019

Was the big screen bombshell a victim of suicide, homicide, or a tragic accident?

Thelma Todd, ca 1930, Wikimedia Commons

Thelma Alice Todd’s story began in Lawrence, Massachusetts, when she was born on July 29, 1906, to an Irishman named John Todd, and a Canadian named Alice Edwards. She graduated high school in 1923. Thelma studied to become a school teacher, but her mother signed her up for beauty pageants, fearing that her beautiful and…

Heather Monroe

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