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Christine Chubbuck
Christine Chubbuck
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August 24, 1944
Died:
July 15, 1974
Age:
29
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Some Facts
The movie Network (1976) is partially based on her.
Started a club at her senior girls' school called the Dateless Wonders Knitting Club, or DWKC.
Shot herself on live television.
Played The Mufti in a high school production of Moliere's The Burgeois Gentleman.
Her show, Suncoast Digest, was not normally a videotaped show, however per her insistence, they taped the show in which she committed suicide. As home VCRs were not yet on the market, the studio copy is the only copy of her suicide in existence. Her family successfully sued to prevent the tape from being sold or released in any way and it was then turned over to them along with her possessions.
Personal Quotes
[her last words] In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: attempted suicide.
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