1905 – Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on the 29th of July.
1920 – She was a popular American actress.
1926 – She is best remembered for her comedic roles in films like Marx Brothers’ Monkey Business and Horse Feathers.
1930 – She opened a successful cafe at Pacific Palisades, called Thelma Todd’s Sidewalk Cafe, attracting a diverse clientele of Hollywood celebrities as well as many tourists.
1931 – She also appeared successfully in such dramas as the original 1931 film version of The Maltese Falcon.
1935 – On the 16th of December, she was found dead in her car inside the garage of Jewel Carmen, a former actress and former wife of Todd’s business partner Roland West. Carmen’s house was approximately a block from the topmost side of Todd’s restaurant. Her death was determined to have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.