Faith Bacon, 1931 A popular burlesque dancer whose star faded. In 1956, she was walking calmly down the 4th story stairs of her hotel when she suddenly opened a window. A friend grabbed at her skirt, but she tore away and jumped. Her body landed on the roof of a one-story saloon next door. She was 46 years old. Her friend told reporters that Bacon wanted the spotlight again. She would have taken any kind of work in show business.