Actors

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Unglamorous Facts About Jeanne Crain, Hollywood’s Most Unfortunate It Girl

In the case of Hollywood starlet Jeanne Crain, the glamor on the surface of her life looked nothing like her tragic reality behind closed doors.
June 3, 2024 J. Clarke
Marilyn Maxwell

Seductive Facts About Marilyn Maxwell, Hollywood’s Most Elite Mistress

Marilyn Maxwell’s name and curvy looks drew comparisons to Monroe—and she met a shockingly similar fate.
May 15, 2024 Dancy Mason
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Folksy Facts About Will Rogers, America’s Favorite Cowboy

Will Rogers could simultaneously throw three lassos, but nothing could protect him from the fatal journey that took his life.
May 14, 2024 Byron Fast
Portrait of Gypsy Rose Lee

Revealing Facts About Gypsy Rose Lee, The Best Burlesque Performer

Gypsy Rose Lee was one of the most mesmerizing burlesque dancers in history—but though she bared all, her darkest truths remained hidden.
May 6, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Sophie Tucker

Saucy Facts About Sophie Tucker, The Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas

Sophie Tucker had a legendary stage career, yet tragically spent her old age ailing and alone. But her final request was the most heartbreaking of all.
May 6, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
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Sloppy Facts About WC Fields, Hollywood’s Tipsy Comic Genius

WC Fields was a sloshed-out comic genius who couldn't help but take his work home with him—and suffered the grim consequences because of it.
April 22, 2024 Byron Fast
Will Hay At A Chalk Board

Hidden Facts About Will Hay, Comedy's True Eccentric

Will Hay was an English comedian famous for his blundering schoolmaster character. But, off-screen, he hid many demons and shocking secrets.
April 15, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Deanna Durbin

Frustrated Facts About Deanna Durbin, The Eternal Child Star

Just months after she gave birth to their daughter, Deanna Durbin had her whole life unravel. And all it took was three words from her husband.
April 2, 2024 Byron Fast
Poster of Imitation of Life with Fredi Washington and Hattie McDaniel

Unfair Facts About Fredi Washington, The Almost Hollywood Superstar

Fredi Washington was one of the most talented actresses of her time. If her name isn’t well known today, maybe that’s because of her devastating story.
April 1, 2024 J. Clarke
Linda Christian

Dramatic Facts About Linda Christian, The First Bond Girl

Linda Christian was famous as the first actress to play a Bond Girl—but her real infamy came from a single, horrifying photograph.
February 27, 2024 Kayla Zhu


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