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Mae West – How Did the Actor Die?

Mae West died at age 87, impressive. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding actor Mae West's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Mae was born August 17, 1893 in Los Angeles, California. That’s certainly a right place to become a star. Her mother was a former corset model, so Mae had also right beauty genes. Her very first role on Broadway was in a play entitled Sex, which she personally also wrote and directed. Ticket sales were very good, but young West was arrested for “corrupting the morals”. She never gave up and continued on her career path. In 1932, when West was almost 40 years old, she had a chance to appear in cinema movie for the first time – in Night After Night. Other successful movies followed. Mae West died on November 22, 1980.

How did Mae West die?

Mae West's death was caused by stroke.

In August 1980, West tripped while getting out of bed. After the fall, she was unable to speak and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, where tests revealed that she had suffered a stroke. She died three months later on November 22, at the age of 87.

Information about the death of Mae West
Cause of deathStroke
Age of death87 years
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Pin-up girl, Playwright, Screenwriter, Singer
BirthdayAugust 17, 1893
Death dateNovember 22, 1980
Place of deathHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialCypress Hills Cemetery, New York, United States


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