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Saddest Showbiz Love Story

Whether it’s a love affair that ended in tragedy or a desire unfulfilled, what do you think is the saddest showbiz love story?

by Anonymousreply 290May 13, 2024 10:52 PM

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. She died in plane crash on her way back to see him from USO show. (Good thread idea, OP!)

by Anonymousreply 1April 10, 2024 8:06 PM

Desi and Cesar.

by Anonymousreply 2April 10, 2024 8:08 PM

Rita Hayworth with any of her husbands. “They think they’re going to bed with Gilda, but they wake up with me”. Such a sad life.

by Anonymousreply 3April 10, 2024 8:09 PM

Natasha and Liam was sad.

by Anonymousreply 4April 10, 2024 8:13 PM

Tracy and Hepburn, for reasons that are well known to them.

by Anonymousreply 5April 10, 2024 8:17 PM

Viv Leigh and Olivier.

by Anonymousreply 6April 10, 2024 8:27 PM

Johnny and June Cash, he died four months after her.

by Anonymousreply 7April 10, 2024 8:46 PM

Kim Novak and Sammy Davis, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 8April 10, 2024 8:55 PM

Woody Harrelson and Glenn Close. They were such an odd couple; didn't have a chance.

by Anonymousreply 9April 10, 2024 8:56 PM

These two crazy love birds.

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by Anonymousreply 10April 10, 2024 8:59 PM

Carole Landis and Rex Harrison.

Rachel Roberts abd Rex Harrison.

by Anonymousreply 11April 10, 2024 9:01 PM

Marlon and Rita

by Anonymousreply 12April 10, 2024 9:02 PM

Robert Shaw and Mary Ure.

by Anonymousreply 13April 10, 2024 9:07 PM

Judy Garland and any of her gay husbands.

See also Liza and hers.

It fucks you up when you love someone who doesn’t want to fuck you.

by Anonymousreply 14April 10, 2024 9:07 PM

Joan and Franchot. He helped her get cultured. Sadly, she couldn't carry a child to term with him even though she got pregnant. She was at the height of her career but just couldn't have it all. So, she adopted Christina the year of that divorce, and the rest, as they say, is history. She took care of Tone when he was down and out, more than a decade after his trials and tribulations with Barbara Payton were over. He was never the same after that beating he took.

by Anonymousreply 15April 10, 2024 9:11 PM

Re: David Gest

Liza to Michael: "Why didn't you tell me he was gay?"

Michael to Liza; "I thought you knew!"

by Anonymousreply 16April 10, 2024 9:17 PM

Whitney and Robin.

by Anonymousreply 17April 10, 2024 9:36 PM

Rosie & Tom Cruise. He never knew she was a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 18April 10, 2024 9:36 PM

Barbra & Jon.

by Anonymousreply 19April 10, 2024 9:37 PM

Me and the live of my life, Diana Hyland. Followed years later by the death of the other love of my life...um... Kelly something... Preston! That's it.

Both deaths devastated me, because I oved them so much, in a completely heterosexual way.

by Anonymousreply 20April 10, 2024 9:37 PM

Clark Gable and Loretta Young.

Fuck the Catholic Church.

by Anonymousreply 21April 10, 2024 9:40 PM

Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif. She wrote that he wanted her to movie to Europe to be with him. She said "no" and stayed with schlubby Elliott Gould for another year before leaving him.

by Anonymousreply 22April 10, 2024 9:47 PM

[quote]Fuck the Catholic Church.

That'll be fifty cents!

by Anonymousreply 23April 10, 2024 9:52 PM

Lucy & Desi. They were a beautiful couple and they produced the most successful sitcom ever.

They divorced and Lucy married a Jewish gold digger.

by Anonymousreply 24April 10, 2024 9:54 PM

Too bad Gary didn't talk her ... never mind, r24

by Anonymousreply 25April 10, 2024 9:55 PM

I know Roman Polanski had his legal issues, but his wife Sharon Tate’s murder by Charles Manson was horrific. Tate was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she was stabbed 16 times and hanged by a rope.

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by Anonymousreply 26April 10, 2024 10:10 PM

Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones.

by Anonymousreply 27April 10, 2024 10:12 PM

Rex Harrison and Rachel Roberts. She was so distraught that she drank poison, it caused her body to jerk, she fell through a glass door and cut herself to ribbons.

by Anonymousreply 28April 10, 2024 10:16 PM

R14 a little bit of Robert Redford slipping into this opinion, Babs?

by Anonymousreply 29April 10, 2024 10:18 PM

Paul Bern and Jean Harlow

by Anonymousreply 30April 10, 2024 10:19 PM

William Holden and Audrey Hepburn. If I recall she was deeply in love with him and vice versa but she had to leave him 1, because if his drinking and 2, he had had a vasectomy and she desperately wanted kids. From what I read they never nearly fully got over each other.

I would also add Lucy and Desi. Sure they had some great years and children and maintained a friendship but when you see how in love with each other they were on ILL and then you see Desi threw it all away because he could never keep it in his pants and it really is truly tragic. These men and their dicks....

by Anonymousreply 31April 10, 2024 10:19 PM

Grace Kelly & Oleg Cassini

by Anonymousreply 32April 10, 2024 10:21 PM

Liz and Dick. They loved each other too much

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by Anonymousreply 33April 10, 2024 10:25 PM

R24- What beautiful

He fucked his BRAINS OUT with other women and was an ALCOHOLIC

by Anonymousreply 34April 10, 2024 10:31 PM

Ike and Tina Turner. She barely escaped from that one.

by Anonymousreply 35April 10, 2024 10:31 PM

Leave it to DL to conflate "love" with "abuse."

by Anonymousreply 36April 10, 2024 10:32 PM

Helen Lawson and anything with a dick and a bank account.

by Anonymousreply 37April 10, 2024 10:36 PM

Joyce DeWitt and Ray Buktenica: They were going strong and about to announce their engagement when Joyce got the global Undie Leggs ad campaign. The very public disintegration of their relationship in the harsh glare of the tabloid spotlight supposedly inspired the Eagles to write "Life in the Fast Lane."

by Anonymousreply 38April 10, 2024 10:36 PM

Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger.

by Anonymousreply 39April 10, 2024 10:39 PM

Wittenica is my favorite Hollywood love story!

by Anonymousreply 40April 10, 2024 10:41 PM

Connie Francis and Bobby Darren

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by Anonymousreply 41April 10, 2024 10:52 PM

Kevin Spacey and Diane

by Anonymousreply 42April 10, 2024 10:55 PM

Bruce Willis and his wife Emma. She's 45 years old and their daughters are 12 and 9. Can you imagine being that young and your husband (and father) has Alzheimers?

by Anonymousreply 43April 10, 2024 10:59 PM

Damien Crosse and Francesco D'Macho

by Anonymousreply 44April 10, 2024 11:00 PM

Lea Michele and Cory Montieth.

by Anonymousreply 45April 10, 2024 11:08 PM

Fatty Arbuckle and Virginia Rappe

by Anonymousreply 46April 10, 2024 11:10 PM

R45- What about Michelle Lee and James Farentino

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by Anonymousreply 47April 10, 2024 11:13 PM

I was molested.

by Anonymousreply 48April 10, 2024 11:14 PM

Jan Hooks and Phil Hartman. He seemed to love her as much as he could love anyone. Jan certainly loved him. Even his wife/killer knew there was something special between them.

by Anonymousreply 49April 10, 2024 11:23 PM

[quote]Barbra & Jon.

JON, you must be fucking kidding. You're a Trump loving asshole. Lucky Babs spent for that a year with you - appreciate that.

by Anonymousreply 50April 10, 2024 11:27 PM

R28, Rachel Roberts was mentally ill. She would have gone cuckoo-cuckoo over anything anyone that crossed her path.

by Anonymousreply 51April 10, 2024 11:29 PM

R51, agree and she and Harrison had been divorced for well over a decade when she died.

by Anonymousreply 52April 11, 2024 12:00 AM

r49, her gun...

by Anonymousreply 53April 11, 2024 12:08 AM

R43: Bruce Willis’s wife knew he was 24 years older than her though whenever they got together, and they both chose to have kids with him being in his late 50s/early 60s. It’s sad for anyone in that situation but it’s not like he’s 45 or 55, he’s 69.

by Anonymousreply 54April 11, 2024 12:13 AM

Paul McCartney and Linda. I actually do think John Travolta and Kelly Preston is sad. He is/was closeted, but she was his best friend. They had the retarded kid together who died, then a late in life son and then Kelly died young from breast cancer.

by Anonymousreply 55April 11, 2024 12:15 AM

The word retarded is offensive. There are a lot of other words you can use.

by Anonymousreply 56April 11, 2024 12:18 AM

Kirstie Alley and KFC

by Anonymousreply 57April 11, 2024 12:21 AM

Jodie, Kelly, and Whitney.

by Anonymousreply 58April 11, 2024 12:27 AM

Jodie and Mel.

Jodie and James Woods.

by Anonymousreply 59April 11, 2024 12:29 AM

R49 I LOVE them and they will forever be King and Queen of SNL for me but is there any actual truth to that? I know it was known his wife was jealous of her but she was a raging paranoid bitch who was jealous of anyone.

by Anonymousreply 60April 11, 2024 1:29 AM

Their kid had autism, r55. You're the retard for thinking that autism automatically makes someone retarded. Read a book, retard.

by Anonymousreply 61April 11, 2024 1:39 AM

R28 The freaky thing about Rachel Roberts death is her character in "Picnic At Hanging Rock" dies in a similar way - falling through the roof of a greenhouse.

by Anonymousreply 62April 11, 2024 1:41 AM

R60 I’ve read there were unmailed letters to Jan among Brynn’s belongings. It is on record she threatened one of Phil’s ex-wives too.

Also on record, Brynn told Phil and Jan they should get married if anything happened to her.

by Anonymousreply 63April 11, 2024 1:45 AM

Christopher and Dana Reeve

by Anonymousreply 64April 11, 2024 1:48 AM

Georg von Trapp and Baroness Elsa von Schraeder.

It’s said he hooked up with the help and fled Austria. Apparently, wandering the Alps into Germany. Now they run some grim hotel in America.

by Anonymousreply 65April 11, 2024 1:54 AM

Charles Boyer and Pat Paterson. Boyer overdosed on Seconal two days after Paterson, his wife of 44 years, died from cancer.

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by Anonymousreply 66April 11, 2024 1:58 AM

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott

by Anonymousreply 67April 11, 2024 2:01 AM

Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher

by Anonymousreply 68April 11, 2024 2:03 AM

Judy and Johnny Mercer. He was heartbroken (and wrote “I Remember You” about her).

by Anonymousreply 69April 11, 2024 2:04 AM

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. It was sad....that they expected people to think that was a love story, when it was just a Scientology freak bearding for a pedophile because she wanted publicity

by Anonymousreply 70April 11, 2024 2:09 AM

Vivian Vance and Desi Arnaz.

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by Anonymousreply 71April 11, 2024 2:12 AM

Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall. Her untimely death from cancer was devastating for him.

by Anonymousreply 72April 11, 2024 2:18 AM

R61, you make no sense. Please educate yourself.

Do bettter.

by Anonymousreply 73April 11, 2024 2:44 AM

Lupe Vélez and Harald Ramond (yes, that's how he spelled first and last).

Days after he broke her heart, she downed a bottle of pills and drowned herself in her toilet.

by Anonymousreply 74April 11, 2024 3:18 AM

Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney.


by Anonymousreply 75April 11, 2024 3:21 AM

[quote]The word retarded is offensive. There are a lot of other words you can use.

"Mongoloid"? "Idiot"?

by Anonymousreply 76April 11, 2024 3:22 AM

Phil Hartman and Jan Hooks? Phil married the trophy wife, bleached blonde bimbo -- that was his choice. He ended up getting murdered by his wife because her career was going nowhere and she was jealous of Phil.

by Anonymousreply 77April 11, 2024 3:26 AM

Phil, his wig, and his wife.

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by Anonymousreply 78April 11, 2024 3:28 AM

[quote]Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney.

Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett

by Anonymousreply 79April 11, 2024 3:33 AM

Madonna and reality…….

by Anonymousreply 80April 11, 2024 4:02 AM

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

by Anonymousreply 81April 11, 2024 4:12 AM

r76, are you fucking autistic or something?

by Anonymousreply 82April 11, 2024 4:26 AM

Closeted Cary Grant & Randy Scott two old lovers holding hands under the table. Tragic.

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by Anonymousreply 83April 11, 2024 4:42 AM

Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal

by Anonymousreply 84April 11, 2024 4:47 AM

85 replies and no mention of John John and Carolyn Bessette? You bitches are slipping.

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by Anonymousreply 85April 11, 2024 5:33 AM

Oprah and GAYle

Dolly and Judy

Hall and Oats

by Anonymousreply 86April 11, 2024 6:03 AM

Viola Dana recounting watching her fiance Ormer Locklear going down in flames during a filming accident in Kevin Brownlow's "Hollywood"

by Anonymousreply 87April 11, 2024 6:38 AM

R62 - Sara is the one who fell or was pushed through the greenhouse ceiling. Mrs. Appleyard fell from Hanging Rock after trying to climb it.

by Anonymousreply 88April 11, 2024 7:26 AM

Meryl and John Cazale.

by Anonymousreply 89April 11, 2024 7:28 AM

Jeanette MacDonald forced by the studios to beard for and marry abusive and scandal-prone Gene Raymond when she was madly in love with Nelson Eddy. MacDonald and Eddy remained devoted all throughout her marriage to Raymond until she died.

by Anonymousreply 90April 11, 2024 8:42 AM

Bobby Darin Sandra Dee

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by Anonymousreply 91April 11, 2024 9:18 AM

R85 and how were they "showbiz", hun?

by Anonymousreply 92April 11, 2024 10:00 AM

Ethel and Ernie

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by Anonymousreply 93April 11, 2024 10:11 AM

We all thought their marriage would last forever.

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by Anonymousreply 94April 11, 2024 10:13 AM

Suzan Ball and Richard Long

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by Anonymousreply 95April 11, 2024 10:15 AM

Betty and Frank

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by Anonymousreply 96April 11, 2024 10:17 AM

Natalie and R. J.

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by Anonymousreply 97April 11, 2024 10:20 AM

William Powell and Jean Harlow

He was inconsolable at her funeral.

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by Anonymousreply 98April 11, 2024 10:24 AM

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott

by Anonymousreply 99April 11, 2024 10:34 AM

R85 they weren’t in showbiz.

by Anonymousreply 100April 11, 2024 10:48 AM

Suzan Ball, Lucy's pretty cousin, and Richard Long (the Big Valley). They fell in love while she had cancer, had a leg amputated, they married, and then she died age 22 leaving him heartbroken.

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by Anonymousreply 101April 11, 2024 10:52 AM

Paul Michael Glaser and Elizabeth Glaser.

She contracts AIDS through a blood transfusion and unknowingly passes it on to two of their children, one of whom dies at age 7. Elizabeth then dies six years later.

I can't imagine having the strength to go on after such tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 102April 11, 2024 10:55 AM

Lena and Ava

by Anonymousreply 103April 11, 2024 11:05 AM

R101, Please take a gander at R95.

by Anonymousreply 104April 11, 2024 11:07 AM

R99, R67

by Anonymousreply 105April 11, 2024 11:09 AM

Bill Bixby and Brenda Benet.

They were married for nine years and had a son together. A year after their divorce, their son died tragically. Feeling guilty over her son's death, she fell into a deep depression, and despite the fact that he was no longer her husband, Bixby continued to support Benet emotionally and financially.

Benet ended up in a lesbian relationship with talk show host Tammy Bruce, which Bixby was supportive of. When that relationship ended, Benet became despondent and shot herself in the house she shared with Bruce in front of Bruce. Bixby was one of the first people Bruce contacted after Benet's suicide.

by Anonymousreply 106April 11, 2024 11:18 AM

Matt Damon and I broke up in 1998, and I'm still not over it.

by Anonymousreply 107April 11, 2024 11:39 AM

R56, total agreement. I unfollow/hide people casually using that word. So I see a lot less posts of that nature. Funny how many MAGA posts have vanished.

by Anonymousreply 108April 11, 2024 11:50 AM

They could have had it all.

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by Anonymousreply 109April 11, 2024 2:25 PM

Ramón Novarro and the dildo.

by Anonymousreply 110April 11, 2024 2:33 PM

Mr Hands and the horse

by Anonymousreply 111April 11, 2024 2:37 PM

Merv Griffin and Eva Gabor

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by Anonymousreply 112April 11, 2024 2:50 PM

Omarosa and nice-guy Michael Clark Duncan.


by Anonymousreply 113April 11, 2024 3:06 PM

[quote] Natalie and R. J.

Sad for Natalie, not RJ.

by Anonymousreply 114April 11, 2024 3:42 PM

Good one, R89.

Hey guys, what about O.J. and Nicole. He just loved her too much.

by Anonymousreply 115April 11, 2024 3:45 PM

R90, no, that's fangirl nonsense

Eddy liked the dick. Gene and Jeannette were a real couple

by Anonymousreply 116April 11, 2024 3:47 PM

Rock Hudson and Jim Nabors.

by Anonymousreply 117April 11, 2024 3:53 PM

Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. He was always in love with her and was grief stricken at her funeral.

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by Anonymousreply 118April 11, 2024 4:00 PM

Marlon Brando and Wally Cox.

by Anonymousreply 119April 11, 2024 4:01 PM

Very minor celebs in comparison to the others on this thread, but this one was the first that came to my mind. Mark Speight was a very popular Children's BBC presenter who was engaged to his former "See It, Saw It" co-star Natasha Collins. They did cocaine together and he found her dead in the bath the next morning. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, which obviously attracted a lot of media coverage. The coroner eventually ruled that her cause of death was misadventure (she had scalded herself in the bath while high on coke - i.e. doing a Whitney even before Whitney did), and Mark was not charged. A few days after the ruling, he was reported missing. A week later, his body was found hanging near Paddington Station; there was a note in his pocket saying he no longer wanted to live without Natasha.

Having grown up watching Mark Speight, his death seems in hindsight almost like a dress rehearsal for Robin Williams's, despite the vast disaparity in their fame. They both had high-energy, manic personas, and so many people have happy childhood memories of watching them, yet their deaths were so bleak and desperate.

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by Anonymousreply 120April 11, 2024 4:09 PM

R118 yes he was, he was also jealous of the attention she got when they made public appearances together, and he slapped her around. Joe was abusive...because he loved her so much. I've read a couple biographies of them both and Joe was scary. Volatile.

by Anonymousreply 121April 11, 2024 4:09 PM

Cut short.

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by Anonymousreply 122April 11, 2024 4:26 PM

R122, shame on you for making me laugh at that.

by Anonymousreply 123April 11, 2024 5:58 PM

Sid and Nancy

by Anonymousreply 124April 11, 2024 6:23 PM

Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin

by Anonymousreply 125April 11, 2024 6:29 PM

Jean Seberg and her "fourth husband" Ahmed Hasni, who disappeared with all her cash and property after she dies.

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by Anonymousreply 126April 11, 2024 6:47 PM

Didn't one of Debbie Reynolds' merkins steal all her money?

by Anonymousreply 127April 11, 2024 7:31 PM

[quote]The word retarded is offensive.

The Church Lady is among us. You must leave this forum, it's not for you, retard.

by Anonymousreply 128April 11, 2024 8:25 PM

r128, back to the Trump rally for you

by Anonymousreply 129April 11, 2024 8:26 PM

Christ. Must EVERY DL THREAD devolve into a hissing match?

by Anonymousreply 130April 11, 2024 9:58 PM

R128, be kind, she must be autistic.

by Anonymousreply 131April 11, 2024 10:44 PM

[quote] Didn't one of Debbie Reynolds' merkins steal all her money?

All of Debbie's husbands stole her money. She really was a dingbat, financially. If she really was a lesbian, that was a high price to pay for a merkin.

by Anonymousreply 132April 11, 2024 10:57 PM

Debbie had nothing on Doris Day, whose husband signed her to a tv sitcom without her knowing about it.

by Anonymousreply 133April 11, 2024 11:00 PM

Shirley MacLaine has them all beat. Dumb cunt.

by Anonymousreply 134April 12, 2024 12:22 AM

Elaine Stritch and John Bay.

A sharp tongued fishwife and an heir to a bread empire.

by Anonymousreply 135April 12, 2024 12:38 AM

Betty Grable and Harry James

They seemed so happy, too.

by Anonymousreply 136April 12, 2024 1:02 AM

R136, They were married for 22 years, 1943 - 1965.

by Anonymousreply 137April 12, 2024 1:07 AM

Richard Gere and his gerbil, Honey Sue.

by Anonymousreply 138April 12, 2024 1:07 AM

Tyrone Power and Annabella, they almost reunited but he died

by Anonymousreply 139April 12, 2024 1:11 AM

R139, How could they have reunited when he was married when he died in 1958?

“In 1957, he met the former Deborah Jean Smith (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Deborah Ann Montgomery), who went by her former married name, Debbie Minardos. They were married on May 7, 1958, and she became pregnant soon after with Tyrone Power Jr., the son he had always wanted.“

by Anonymousreply 140April 12, 2024 1:47 AM

Just before he met/married Debbie Minardos

by Anonymousreply 141April 12, 2024 2:09 AM

Boy George and Jon Moss. Jon was the love of George's life, but his lunacy drove Jon back to women. George never got over it.

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by Anonymousreply 142April 12, 2024 2:45 AM

R135, explain that pair. John Bay was as queer as an Easter basket.

by Anonymousreply 143April 12, 2024 8:44 AM

Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. She stood him up at the wedding.

by Anonymousreply 144April 12, 2024 10:21 AM

Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd.

by Anonymousreply 145April 12, 2024 10:33 AM

R143, Elaine dumped Ben Gazzara for Rock Hudson, believing Rock was straight.

by Anonymousreply 146April 12, 2024 10:40 AM

R146, her “relationship” with Gazzara was platonic according to him, so it didn’t matter.

by Anonymousreply 147April 12, 2024 11:25 AM

R147, We’re to believe that during their 1958-1960 relationship they never fucked?

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by Anonymousreply 148April 12, 2024 11:57 AM

[quote]We’re to believe that during their 1958-1960 relationship they never fucked?

I can believe it. Stritch admits to turning down the sexual advances of Marlon Brando. She was not a sexual person. I just wonder why Gazzara stayed with her so long.

by Anonymousreply 149April 12, 2024 12:05 PM

R149, Kaye Ballard claimed to her dying day that she and Marlon Brando fucked.

Who believes that?

by Anonymousreply 150April 12, 2024 12:12 PM

[quote]Kaye Ballard claimed to her dying day that she and Marlon Brando fucked.

I can believe it, not because they were attracted to each other, but because Brando was a sex addict. He was horny and she was available.

by Anonymousreply 151April 12, 2024 12:21 PM

By many accounts, Rex Harrison was an awful human being, but another of his wives who met a very sad end was Kay Kendall, and apparently he did take care of her during her illness (leukemia).

by Anonymousreply 152April 12, 2024 12:34 PM

Judy Garland and Tom Drake

by Anonymousreply 153April 12, 2024 12:37 PM

R152, However, Rex was a cad to wife Lilli Palmer. Kay Kendall was his mistress while married to Lilli. When Kay was diagnosed with cancer and given a short time to live, Rex made a “deal” with Lilli. If Lilli would agree to a divorce so Rex could marry Kay, he would return to her after Kay died.

Kay died and Rex never returned to Lilli.

by Anonymousreply 154April 12, 2024 12:54 PM

R153, Tom Drake was gayer than a Joan Crawford film festival.

by Anonymousreply 155April 12, 2024 12:57 PM

[quote]I just wonder why Gazzara stayed with her so long.

I suspect they exchanged shaving tips.

by Anonymousreply 156April 12, 2024 1:00 PM

[quote]When Kay was diagnosed with cancer and given a short time to live, Rex made a “deal” with Lilli. If Lilli would agree to a divorce so Rex could marry Kay, he would return to her after Kay died. Kay died and Rex never returned to Lilli.

That’s not quite true. Lilli was already having an affair with Carlos Thompson. The minute the divorce was finalized, she married Thompson and remained married to him until she died.

Maybe Rex told that story to save face but she was not interested in getting back with him.

by Anonymousreply 157April 12, 2024 1:31 PM

“Palmer is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. A portion of the ashes of her first husband, Rex Harrison, were scattered on her grave.“


by Anonymousreply 158April 12, 2024 2:05 PM

“Harrison’s body was cremated, some of his ashes being subsequently scattered in Portofino, and the rest being scattered at his second wife Lilli Palmer's grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, in the Commemoration section, Map 1, Lot 4066, Space 2.”

by Anonymousreply 159April 12, 2024 2:08 PM

Elaine Stritch was once briefly engaged to Gig Young. She dodged a bullet with that one.

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by Anonymousreply 160April 12, 2024 2:57 PM

R160, So did Elizabeth Montgomery.

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by Anonymousreply 161April 12, 2024 3:06 PM

Liz Montgomery was a randy young lass…

by Anonymousreply 162April 12, 2024 3:14 PM

R160 Unlike Gig himself.

by Anonymousreply 163April 12, 2024 4:10 PM

Liz grew weary of Gig’s boozing. She only married him to spite her father. Robert Montgomery was a strong conservative who disagreed with Elizabeth’s liberal beliefs.

by Anonymousreply 164April 12, 2024 5:22 PM

R164, Elizabeth and Robert were estranged for years.

by Anonymousreply 165April 12, 2024 5:41 PM

Robert was a good friend of Dwight Eisenhower; that should tell you everything you need to know about him and his mindset.

by Anonymousreply 166April 12, 2024 5:53 PM

Robert Montgomery despised his son-in-law Gig Young, whom he felt was "almost as old and not one quarter as successful as I am." Needless to say, he didn't attend his daughter's wedding.

The sad story here is Gig's fifth wife, Kim Schmidt, whom Gig met on the set of "Game of Death." Only three weeks into their marriage, Gig shot her in the back of the head before turning the gun on himself. She was only 31.

by Anonymousreply 167April 12, 2024 6:00 PM

Wow, Randy Scott looks very dashing with that mustache in the pic at r83. Also, try to find a man to look at you the way Cary is looking at Scott in that picture. I imagine there is a conversation about "salad tossing" going on between them.

by Anonymousreply 168April 12, 2024 6:08 PM

Tab and Tony

by Anonymousreply 169April 12, 2024 6:23 PM

Tragic fags

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by Anonymousreply 170April 12, 2024 6:44 PM

Liberace and Sonja Henie

by Anonymousreply 171April 12, 2024 7:52 PM

R168, Cary was imagining how great that stache would feel against his erect shaft.

by Anonymousreply 172April 12, 2024 8:55 PM

Billy Crudup and Mary-Louise Parker.

by Anonymousreply 173April 12, 2024 8:59 PM

R151, Ballard was a gold star lesbian desperately trying to stay in the closet. Get it?

by Anonymousreply 174April 12, 2024 9:10 PM

I think Liz Taylor and Mike Todd would have eventually divorced. (Mike Todd is the guy who died in a plane crash while married to Liz.)

by Anonymousreply 175April 12, 2024 9:12 PM

The well known fact that Todd slapped Elizabeth around may have had something to do with that divorce, R175.

by Anonymousreply 176April 12, 2024 9:15 PM

Daryl & Toni: there was no love, muskrat or otherwise, to keep them together.

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by Anonymousreply 177April 12, 2024 9:31 PM

Didn't Crudup dump Parker while she was pregnant?

by Anonymousreply 178April 12, 2024 9:32 PM

Richard Burton also slapped Liz around. I think it was Debbie Reynolds who said that she (and Eddie Fisher?) went to Liz's house for dinner. Liz and Dick argued, then disappeared and it was apparent that Dick was slapping her around. Debbie was appalled and aghast. Meanwhile, Liz took it in stride as part of the marriage.

by Anonymousreply 179April 12, 2024 9:37 PM

I’ve read a couple of Liz biographies. She apparently enjoyed physically fighting with her partners. She fought passionately.

by Anonymousreply 180April 12, 2024 9:46 PM

[quote][R118] yes he was, he was also jealous of the attention she got when they made public appearances together, and he slapped her around. Joe was abusive...because he loved her so much. I've read a couple biographies of them both and Joe was scary. Volatile.

No physical proof he hit her. Just unnamed make-up girls who "saw" bruises or Amy Greene who also lied about Monroe having multiple abortions.

by Anonymousreply 181April 12, 2024 9:49 PM

R179, I read that story too but I believe it was Mike Todd.

It happened before Liz broke up Eddie and Debbie which happened before she was with Burton.

by Anonymousreply 182April 12, 2024 9:50 PM

R179, I doubt that Debbie went to Liz's house while she was married to Burton - it was after the Eddie Fisher fiasco.

by Anonymousreply 183April 12, 2024 9:56 PM

R183, Debbie and Elizabeth resumed their friendship in 1964, when Elizabeth, Richard, Debbie and second husband Harry Karl were on the same ship to Europe and Debbie sent her a note inviting them to dinner.

by Anonymousreply 184April 12, 2024 10:49 PM

R174, Well, she didn’t secure that closet door very well. Who wasn’t aware that Kaye Ballard was a carpet munching dyke?

by Anonymousreply 185April 12, 2024 10:51 PM

Okay, yeah, Debbie’s story was probably about Liz and Todd. That timeline would make more sense.

by Anonymousreply 186April 12, 2024 11:08 PM

R108 stunning and brave

by Anonymousreply 187April 12, 2024 11:21 PM

[quote]Well, she didn’t secure that closet door very well.

Um, no, R185. Claim some slutty male celeb slept with you? I doubt Brando was interested if in fact they even met.

by Anonymousreply 188April 13, 2024 12:02 AM

Anna May Wong and Dietrich.

by Anonymousreply 189April 13, 2024 12:10 AM

Fanny Brice and Nicky Arnstein

by Anonymousreply 190April 13, 2024 12:13 AM

R182, Yes, it was indeed Mike Todd, and in Debbie's words Todd "hauled off and SLUGGED" Elizabeth and knocked her out of the chair. Debbie was aghast and threw him out of her house. Elizabeth, though, protested, "Debbie, we were just playing!"

Debbie witnessed them duke it out several more times and afterwards they'd run off and jump in the sack or do it right in the pool. I guess the smacking around was foreplay.

by Anonymousreply 191April 13, 2024 12:30 AM

Good training for "Virginia Woolf"...

by Anonymousreply 192April 13, 2024 12:33 AM

In the first few minutes of this 1970 “60 Minutes” interview, Elizabeth reveals how much she enjoys fighting with her spouse.

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by Anonymousreply 193April 13, 2024 12:42 AM

We know why Liz was so fat in her fat period. Nobody was smacking her around and she ate her feelings. No wonder she and Montgomery Clift got along so well. Both liked rough trade.

by Anonymousreply 194April 13, 2024 12:48 AM

Liz sounded nuts, frankly. Who wants to be married that many times, fighting physically, getting divorced, etc.

I think she was plain bored during her fat period. She was married to the US senator, living in Washington DC.

by Anonymousreply 195April 13, 2024 12:50 AM

R195 I think you're boring and have a stick up your ass. I think what Liz and Dick were trying to say but were trying to keept it classy is that it was good foreplay. They have always been my couple goals.

by Anonymousreply 196April 13, 2024 3:12 AM

R178 yes, Billy Crudup dumped her when she was 7 months pregnant with their son so he could take up with that harlot Claire Danes.

by Anonymousreply 197April 13, 2024 3:29 AM

[quote]“Palmer is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. A portion of the ashes of her first husband, Rex Harrison, were scattered on her grave.“


Because its grass particularly needed fertilization, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 198April 13, 2024 3:36 AM

Madge and Madonna

by Anonymousreply 199April 13, 2024 5:22 AM

Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall. He was a gorgeous piece of ass and the way that he died was tragic. Poor thing has no luck with men.

by Anonymousreply 200April 13, 2024 6:16 AM

Natalie and RJ

by Anonymousreply 201April 13, 2024 7:46 AM

[Quote] "double chin"...*sighs dreamily*

Liz Taylor has more chins than a Chinese phonebook.

by Anonymousreply 202April 13, 2024 8:07 AM

She hated being called "Liz." She was Elizabeth to her friends.

by Anonymousreply 203April 13, 2024 12:12 PM

R70 You beat me to it. As I was scrolling through this thread I was thinking of something sarcastic to post about that pair. How could she have married him knowing full well he was a pedophile?

by Anonymousreply 204April 13, 2024 12:53 PM

R201 Christopher Walken and RJ

by Anonymousreply 205April 14, 2024 2:25 AM

Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist

by Anonymousreply 206April 14, 2024 2:26 AM

Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner.

Fuck cancer

by Anonymousreply 207April 14, 2024 2:49 AM

Mr. and Mrs. Ed.

by Anonymousreply 208April 14, 2024 4:03 AM

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. She ruined him and turned gay. First time I’m against lesbians rights.

by Anonymousreply 209April 14, 2024 4:24 AM

William Shatner and his boozy, pill-popping drowned wife Nerine.

by Anonymousreply 210April 14, 2024 4:26 AM

Jerry Lee Lewis and the child bride he abused

Jerry Lee Lewis and the wife who died under "mysterious circumstances"

by Anonymousreply 211April 14, 2024 4:29 AM

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, and his tiny penis.

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by Anonymousreply 212April 14, 2024 7:21 AM

william holden and stephanie powers

by Anonymousreply 213April 14, 2024 9:55 AM

[quote]Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner.

[quote]Fuck cancer

R207 Wilder claimed - many years after Gilda's death - that she was a handful and he spent most of his time talking her off the ledge. He was deeply in love with the woman he married after Gilda died.

by Anonymousreply 214April 14, 2024 9:57 AM

Oh, dear at r212's link.

by Anonymousreply 215April 14, 2024 10:23 AM

R212 Brother Alexander has a monster, so I've heard...

by Anonymousreply 216April 14, 2024 10:29 AM

R216 They're not related.

by Anonymousreply 217April 14, 2024 11:20 AM

Yes, I'm sure we can all agree that the saddest of the sad show business love stories are those that involve the death of one (or both) of the people involved.

by Anonymousreply 218April 14, 2024 12:32 PM

Lucy loved Mame. Made the film. Killed her career.


by Anonymousreply 219April 14, 2024 12:39 PM

the original Norman Maine!

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by Anonymousreply 220April 14, 2024 1:57 PM

Frank Fay was a miserable man. Still can’t fathom why Barbara Stanwyck married him. I think that she was on the rebound after her true love died on a liner bound for Paris.

by Anonymousreply 221April 14, 2024 5:08 PM

^Frank had a hawt vage.

by Anonymousreply 222April 14, 2024 6:04 PM

Pierce Brosnan marrying skinny little beauty and then her blowing up. Surely tragic, unless he's a feeder.

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by Anonymousreply 223April 14, 2024 8:49 PM

Bradley Cooper IS Frank Fay!

by Anonymousreply 224April 14, 2024 8:58 PM

R223, The truly sad story was the death of his first wife.

“In 1987, while Brosnan filmed a movie in India, Cassandra fell gravely ill. Shortly thereafter, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She died in 1991, at 43 years old. Brosnan was widowed and left with their three children.”

by Anonymousreply 225April 14, 2024 9:01 PM

Speaking of which, David Niven and his first wife who opened a door in their house where there was no floor on the other side.

Am I getting that right?

by Anonymousreply 226April 15, 2024 12:58 AM

A death crash

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by Anonymousreply 227April 15, 2024 4:20 AM

R214 I heard that too. Gilda was very needy. I think she was a good friend but a handful as a spouse.

by Anonymousreply 228April 16, 2024 9:49 PM

[quote]Yes, I'm sure we can all agree that the saddest of the sad show business love stories are those that involve the death of one (or both) of the people involved. R218

Those who are killed by the closet are particularly tragic. See, R17 above.

by Anonymousreply 229April 18, 2024 6:10 PM

r226 I read in a biography of Niven that he married his second wife, and Swedish model named Hjordis, rather impulsively. Then he learned that she was an alcoholic harridan.

by Anonymousreply 230April 18, 2024 6:43 PM

R230, Robert Wagner and David Niven were close friends. Wagner wrote in his autobiography that Hjordis Niven was a terrible wife to David, always nagging and belittling him

Wagner despised her.

by Anonymousreply 231April 18, 2024 6:49 PM

(^.^) and was Niven's wife's death an accident like Natalie's?

by Anonymousreply 232April 18, 2024 6:52 PM

Re R227, I always heard that it was while playing a game of sardines with the Tyrone Powers, Cesar Romero, Gene Tierney and Oleg Cassini, when Primmie Niven plunged down the steep cellar stairs, thinking the door led to a closet.

by Anonymousreply 233April 18, 2024 7:04 PM

R233, that story doesn't make sense to me because, unlike what sometimes happens with an elevator, one doesn't tend to start quickly walking into a closet without looking as soon as the door is opened.

by Anonymousreply 234April 18, 2024 8:10 PM

Also, why would anyone walk quickly into any closet, at least not one's own? Maybe she thought she was going outside? Maybe she was roaring drunk?

by Anonymousreply 235April 18, 2024 9:58 PM

Blindfolded, she opened a door to the basement of the house, fell and died from her injuries.

by Anonymousreply 236April 18, 2024 10:04 PM

And to think they wrote a book together.

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by Anonymousreply 237April 19, 2024 12:15 AM

a cookbook R237?

by Anonymousreply 238April 19, 2024 4:31 AM

Burt Reynolds and Dinah Shore.

by Anonymousreply 239April 19, 2024 5:02 AM

R238 I think it was called "Cooking Meals To Shove In Your Snack Purse "

by Anonymousreply 240April 19, 2024 6:16 AM

Aretha and her baby’s daddy, aka her birth father…… what a slut.

by Anonymousreply 241April 19, 2024 6:43 AM

R168 Yes, what a gorgeous looking couple. I'd love to have known them and been able to hang out back in the day. The two of them together are pure perfection in my eyes.

by Anonymousreply 242April 19, 2024 6:51 AM

R236 "Happy Valentine's Daaaaay..."

by Anonymousreply 243April 19, 2024 12:22 PM

R237 Worse. It was some Christian book for kids.

by Anonymousreply 244April 19, 2024 12:23 PM

Did anyone say Paul and John? Whether it was romantic love or not, it was a tragic end.

by Anonymousreply 245April 19, 2024 2:29 PM

Yes, John and Paul story was tragic. When they were about to 'starting over', Lennon was murdered.

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by Anonymousreply 246April 21, 2024 5:00 AM

[quote]r43 Bruce Willis and his wife Emma. She's 45 years old and their daughters are 12 and 9. Can you imagine being that young and your husband (and father) has Alzheimers?

A real shocker when you marry someone decades older than yourself!

by Anonymousreply 247April 21, 2024 6:49 AM

Bruce and Aaron Carter…….

by Anonymousreply 248April 21, 2024 6:53 AM

Nicole and OJ

by Anonymousreply 249April 23, 2024 1:56 AM

Karen & Richard Carpenter :(

by Anonymousreply 250April 23, 2024 2:47 AM

Lucy and Desi

by Anonymousreply 251April 23, 2024 2:52 AM

Fatty Arbuckle and Virginia Rappe

by Anonymousreply 252April 23, 2024 11:04 PM

Bert and Ernie.

by Anonymousreply 253April 23, 2024 11:17 PM

Mr. .& Mrs. Charles Boyer

by Anonymousreply 254April 23, 2024 11:35 PM

I also found the story of Rachel Roberts and Rex Harrison especially sad.

[quote]Actual suicide was a result of swallowing lye, alkali, or another unidentified caustic substance on top of the barbiturates which were ingested as detailed in her posthumously published journals. The acidic effect of the poisonous agent was an immediate cause of death which propelled her body through a decorative glass screen. She was found by her gardener cut to ribbons in a negligee on her kitchen floor amongst the shards of glass on November 26, 1980.

by Anonymousreply 255April 23, 2024 11:49 PM

R255, They had been longed divorced by that time. Rex had remarried twice since their divorce.

by Anonymousreply 256April 24, 2024 12:47 AM

I read in one book (“Did She or Didn’t She?”) that feeling ignored at some premiere, Rachel Roberts pulled up her dress, aimed at the photographers, and yelled out, “Why don’t you all take a picture of MY PUSSY?!?”

I mean…. my goodness.

by Anonymousreply 257April 24, 2024 1:33 AM

I've been separated, and the pain can be overwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 258April 24, 2024 1:36 AM

If she did that today, R257, they wouldn't miss a beat. Flashbulbs going off all over the place.

by Anonymousreply 259April 24, 2024 5:48 AM

[quote]Anna May Wong and Dietrich

This never happened.

by Anonymousreply 260May 10, 2024 5:56 AM

[quote]when Primmie Niven plunged down the steep cellar stairs, thinking the door led to a closet.

The closet kills.

by Anonymousreply 261May 11, 2024 1:20 AM

If I were named Primmie, I'd welcome death.

by Anonymousreply 262May 11, 2024 1:25 AM

R262, that was her nickname. Her given name was Primula, as in primrose.

by Anonymousreply 263May 11, 2024 1:32 AM

Wasn't this guy Andrew involved in a love story gone bad?

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by Anonymousreply 264May 11, 2024 1:34 AM

Yes the death of actress Karyn Kupcinet.

by Anonymousreply 265May 11, 2024 1:50 AM

In that thumbnail image above, I think Andrew Prine looks very much like Kevin Sorbo, at least in the face.

by Anonymousreply 266May 11, 2024 2:03 PM

R265, He was cleared by the police and Karyn’s family never believed he was their daughter’s killer.

by Anonymousreply 267May 11, 2024 3:54 PM

maybe R267 but DL has not cleared him. Were there any other suspects?

by Anonymousreply 268May 11, 2024 5:39 PM

R268, Karyn’s body was discovered by DL fave Mark Goddard and his wife.

by Anonymousreply 269May 11, 2024 5:54 PM

From 1962 to her death on November 28, 1963, Prine dated actress Karyn Kupcinet.

The relationship was problematic; Kupcinet was abusing diet pills along with other prescription drugs.[5]

The problems in Kupcinet's relationship with Prine were mainly due to Prine's objections to making the relationship exclusive. After Kupcinet underwent an illegal abortion in July 1963, the relationship cooled, and Prine began dating other women. In turn, Kupcinet began spying on Prine and his new girlfriend.[6]

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department later determined Kupcinet had delivered threatening and profane messages, consisting of words and letters she had cut out of magazines, to Prine and herself.

On November 30, 1963, Karyn Kupcinet was found dead in her apartment at the age of 22. Coroner Harold Kade concluded that due to a broken hyoid bone in her throat, Kupcinet had been strangled. Her death officially was ruled a homicide.[7]

During the course of its investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department named Andrew Prine as one of its chief suspects. When questioned by law enforcement, Prine said he had talked with Kupcinet twice by phone on Wednesday, the day before her murder, claiming he was trying to resolve a lover's quarrel between them. Detectives considered it possible that, after Prine learned the anonymous threat letters both he and Kupcinet had received had been created by Kupcinet and their unresolved argument, he had a motive for murder. In addition, both Edward Rubin and Robert Hathaway, the two men who had possibly been the last to see her alive, were friends of Prine. They eventually were named as suspects.[8][9][6]

In 1988, Kupcinet's father Irv Kupcinet published a memoir in which he revealed that he and his wife Essee believed that Andrew Prine had nothing to do with their daughter's murder.[10] He was suspicious of a person, still alive when he wrote his memoir, who had no connection to Prine.[10] Irv Kupcinet named David Lange, a neighbor of his daughter, who had twice confessed to friends he was guilty. Later when questioned, Lange suggested he was kidding. However, when a girlfriend who was with Lange in his upper apartment told him about the police activity at his friend Karen's apartment, his reaction was adamant and he told her to close the drapes and keep quiet. She thought his demeanor was strange because Lange often had been in Karyn's apartment.[citation needed]

by Anonymousreply 270May 11, 2024 6:55 PM

Disappointed that big Prine cock probably only touched women.

by Anonymousreply 271May 11, 2024 8:25 PM

We know it wasn't Pine because Karyn was strangled and Pine in Cruising used a knife.

by Anonymousreply 272May 12, 2024 3:26 AM

Christopher and Dana Reeve

by Anonymousreply 273May 12, 2024 3:27 AM

Stedman, Gail, and Oprah.

Ben and JLo.

Anniston and Pitt.

Angelina and Brad.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

by Anonymousreply 274May 12, 2024 3:50 AM

[quote] I read in one book (“Did She or Didn’t She?”) that feeling ignored at some premiere, Rachel Roberts pulled up her dress, aimed at the photographers, and yelled out, “Why don’t you all take a picture of MY PUSSY?!?”

That was actually Lillian Gish at the premiere of THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.

by Anonymousreply 275May 12, 2024 3:56 AM

Obviously Austin Kevitch and Nicholas Galitzine. NG has been driven straight as a f.u. to his rejected love.

by Anonymousreply 276May 12, 2024 4:05 AM

R272 Chris Prine wasn't in Cruising.

by Anonymousreply 277May 12, 2024 11:22 AM

Martha Raye and Mark Harris.

by Anonymousreply 278May 12, 2024 11:28 AM

R277, Chris Pine was born in 1980, the year “Cruising” was released.

by Anonymousreply 279May 12, 2024 11:36 AM

Ah confused Andrew Prine with Richard Cox.

by Anonymousreply 280May 12, 2024 1:23 PM

Actually Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia was a terribly sad love story.

by Anonymousreply 281May 12, 2024 10:21 PM

^^^ agreed.

by Anonymousreply 282May 12, 2024 10:32 PM

Prince and both his wives maybe but I don't know the details except for the baby with the rare disease who died.

by Anonymousreply 283May 13, 2024 12:05 AM

[quote]That was actually Lillian Gish at the premiere of THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.

That was Lillian Gash R275.

by Anonymousreply 284May 13, 2024 2:18 AM

Me coming to LA hoping to find a romance.

I am so lonely and sad.

by Anonymousreply 285May 13, 2024 5:31 AM

If they ever had a kid r89, it would be the weirdest looking kid in creation.

by Anonymousreply 286May 13, 2024 6:05 AM

Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, for saddest celeb unconsummated love. She definitely loved him, but never got the chance to fully express because of his death. A lot of her best output over her career has been influenced and inspired by him. She did a full concept album about what would have happened to them as a couple had he lived (Ballad of Sally Rose).

I believe he was also falling for her at the end, or had a strong idea at least that they were headed for professional/personal coupledom. But he loved the drugs and booze more unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 287May 13, 2024 6:43 PM

Mackenzie and John Phillips were doomed to be torn apart - -

by Anonymousreply 288May 13, 2024 6:57 PM

Rita Hayworth and Eduardo Cansino were the OGs in father/daughter incest.

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