This is part of a series showing what the silent stars featured in the 1917 Kromo Gravure Trading Card set were up to at the precise moment in time covered in a 1932 Motion Picture Magazine article, Stars Who Have Vanished by Jack Grant.
I've been using the IMDb, Wikipedia, my physical bookshelf, and especially the NewspaperArchive.com database to search out the rest of the story for each of these old time stars in attempts to see what became of them from 1932 until their deaths.
Stars Who Have Vanished, 1932: Returned to the stage with great success.
What I Dug Up: Info was skimpy on Martin. I couldn't find the New York Times obituary referenced on her Wikipedia page, nor could I find any other death notices.
The latest reference I could find to her was a 1945 article which stated whereabouts unknown.
A 1936 Memory Lane article by I.C. Brenner stated that she "is a movie fan. She sees five or six pictures a week. She also likes reading, especially biographies. Her last reported husband, Arthur H. Samuels, was at one time editor at The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar and House Beautiful magazines before holding the position of executive producer at WOR radio at the time of his death in 1938 at age 49.
Interesting to find one more reference to Vivian dated 3 months after Samuels' death, when she was announced to be appearing in the leading role of Why Marry, her radio debut.
Died in 1987, age 93.
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