About Rosamond Gaston (Pinchot)
Rosamond Pinchot (October 26, 1904 – January 24, 1938) was an American socialite, stage and film actress.
Early life and career
Pinchot was born in New York City, the daughter of Amos Pinchot, a wealthy lawyer and a key figure in the Progressive Party and the niece of Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot. Mary Pinchot Meyer was her half sister, and her cousin was Edie Sedgwick.
At the age of nineteen, Pinchot was discovered by Max Reinhardt while traveling on an ocean liner with her mother. Reinhardt cast her as a nun who runs away from a convent in the Broadway production of Karl Vollmoller's The Miracle. Pinchot's appearance in the play caused a sensation and led to her receiving considerable attention from the press. He later cast her in productions of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Franz Werfel's The Eternal Road. She made her only film appearance in the 1935 adaptation of The Three Musketeers, as Queen Anne.
Personal life and death
Pinchot married William "Big Bill" Gaston (who was previously married to Kay Francis), the grandson of William Gaston, on January 26, 1928. The couple had two children.
On January 24, 1938, Pinchot committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in the garage of her family's home in Old Brookville, New York.