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Elizabeth Patterson Dial
May 19, 1902
|Died||March 23, 1945 (aged 42)|
Elizabeth Patterson Dial (May 19, 1902 – March 23, 1945) was a writer and silent film actress of the 1920s. Later she married novelist Rupert Hughes. She was born Elizabeth Patterson Dial in Madison, Florida.
Dial appeared in fourteen motion pictures, beginning with Gloria's Romance in 1916. The other films in which she appeared were in the three-year period from 1921-1924 and they included Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1921), Sonny (1922), Reno (1923), A Man's Mate (1924), and Married Flirts (1924).
Patterson Dial died of a barbiturate overdose at the age of 42 in 1945. The circumstances were mysterious and the police could not determine whether it was an accident or suicide. Mrs. Hughes was found unconscious in her bed at home, 4751 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, by a maid. She died en route to a hospital in an ambulance sent by Hollywood Receiving Hospital. The Hughes had no children.
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