"I know death. I have spent many uncomfortable hours in the past few weeks thinking of death." ~ Helen
Cecil B. Demille said she was "the finest natural actress I have ever seen". Next Helen starred in the drama A Doctor's Diary and appeared in the low-budget film King Of Gamblers. On January 27, 1937 she eloped with Herbert Rutherford, a piano instructor. They separated soon after and the marriage was annulled. Helen claimed that he had only married her to "spite" another woman. While working on the film Night Of Mystery Helen became ill and was hospitalized with lobular pneumonia. She died on April 7, 1937 at the young age of twenty. Helen was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.