Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Charlotte Livingston -- No Funeral Please
A self-described screenwriter who was being treated for a broken right arm at Harbor Sanitarium, a private hospital in New York City, Livingston jumped to her death from the ninth floor window of her room on May 1, 1934. Earlier in the evening, Livingston, 35, had asked a nurse for a pencil and some paper. A note found in her room addressed to "Gertrude and Pete" asked for forgiveness and added: "No funeral please. Turn my body over to the medical examiner at Bellevue." Livingston was later identified as the former wife of Louis Livingston, a member of a prominent New York State family.