Ross Alexander Overview:

Actor, Ross Alexander, was born Alexander Ross Smith on Jul 27, 1907 in Brooklyn, NY. Alexander died at the age of 29 on Jan 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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Tall, liquid-lipped and soulful-looking, Alexander Ross was a rather gangling leading man. On stage from the age of 16, the loose-limbed Alexander was one of Warners' foremost lighter leading men in the mid-1930s, especially in college-style comedies opposite fluffy leading ladies such as Anita Louise. He is probably best remembered as Demetrius in 1935's Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Kent Carter: If anyone phones, tell em to come up and SUE me sometime!


Demetrius, in Love with Hermia: Where are Lysander and fair Hermia? The one I'll slay; the other slayeth me.


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On Broadway, Ross' first wife, Aleta Friele went by the stage name of Aleta Freel.

Met first wife Aleta, the daughter of a physician, while they were appearing with the University Players Theater in Cape Cod during the summer season of 1930.

His wife Aleta Friele, despondent over marriage and career problems, killed herself with a .22 rifle outside their Laurel Canyon home in December of 1935. Remarrying and moving to Encino, Ross committed suicide with a .22 target pistol shortly after the first anniversary of his wife's death. Both shot themselves in the temple.

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