Seeing as she had eight husbands and married Burton twice, he would be proud to make the top 25%. That evening, Wood went missing and was discovered dead in the water by morning. Natasha McElhone is best remembered for her role in sci-fi classics about star-crossed lovers, like The Truman Show and Solaris. His friends encouraged him, however, his father, a prosperous St. Louis broker, told him it was a mistake; he could go if he wanted, but “don’t come home for help.” Mackay ignored his father’s advice and intended to prove him wrong. At the end of her life, Elizabeth Taylor would rank Richard Burton among her favorite husbands. In 1928, Collings was to direct Alex the Great, but for unknown reasons the film was taken over by Dudley Murphy. Millions mourned with John F. Kennedy Jr. perished while piloting his plane on July 16, 1999. Schneider might not have found the death so sudden; it came to light that Williams had been suffering from Lewy body dementia that earlier been misdiagnosed for Parkinson’s disease. The couple was on vacation in Thailand when the wave struck, shattering Nemcova’s pelvis so that she couldn’t swim. They had been married for 11 years and had a daughter, Alice. Steve Irwin, AKA the Crocodile Hunter, was one of the most popular and endearing figures on television. Apparently the fashion mogul's business was millions of dollars in debt, likely causing her some stress, but no one will really know what led her to suicide. Actor Christopher Plummer once said of Hollywood, “The Stars end at La Brea.” implying that where the stars on famed Hollywood Boulevard end, the real Hollywood begins. After the two were married, they settled in the then-rural Encino, California where they lived among horses, chickens, and other critters. Born Barbara Lee Redfield in 1927, according to Vintage News, Payton married twice before she was hired by Universal Pictures in 1948, says Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Jennifer Schembri is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Weston escorted Mary Janet Cox to the party and Winston took Gladys Fisher. Her ashes are interred next to her father's in Ohio. Hollywood and the entertainment history are ripe with stories of broken hearts… and other broken body parts. Our public wouldn’t understand it.’”. Otto and his wife Martha were both American citizens, and when they returned to the states, they had Pierre naturalized as an American citizen. (click on image to enlarge). "I've waited for you five years, and now I've got you," he allegedly muttered, pulling Virginia into an adjoining room. Get a box of tissue – these stories are sad! Charles Mackay, center, is shown holding the Oscar given to Pierre Collings. Changing her name to Joy McKnight, Ada found a bit part in the film, Bitter Sweets (1928) starring Barbara Belford and Ralph Graves. Cash grew up working the fields of his family farm from a very young age, lived through the Great Depression – a fact that influenced many of his songs – and the brutal, tragic death of an older brother he'd been very close to. For nineteen years, Winston and Weston Doty, twin brothers, lived together, went together and developed the close comradeship that comes only to boys of their kind until the Montrose flood swept down on them during a New Year’s Eve party and ended their lives. Telling her uncle she was going to meet some friends, Entwistle instead climbed up a workman's ladder onto the "H" of the Hollywood sign and jumped. She was pregnant at the time and miscarried soon after. Dorothy Dandridge was one of Hollywood’s first black sex symbols and the first black actress to be nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars. Brockwell entered show business at the age of 3, with her screen debut for the Lubin Company in 1913. The following day, actor Dustin Farnum died in New York. Let’s remember Judy Garland. 10 Most Heartbreaking And Tragic Deaths Of Circus Animals; 10 Tragic Facts About The Life And Death Of The Black Dahlia; Top 10 Bizarre And Crazed Debtors And Repo Men; 10 Celebrity Stalker Stories As Terrifying As Any… 10 Dark Facts About Issei Sagawa, The Japanese… 10 Celebrity Death Hoaxes That Almost Had Us Fooled One of these people was Simon Atlee, the boyfriend of Sports Illustrated model Petra Nemcova. After reading this, you'll probably want to hold your loved one just a little bit tighter. Petra Nemcova, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, and boyfriend Simon Atlee were vacationing in Thailand on December 26th, 2004, a day that would be remembered for one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. Some couples in Hollywood are just so perfect together and their love stories are so compelling but, because of tragic circumstances, these couples cannot be together. Then, using a fake name (Charles G. Thompson), and counterfeit checks, he purchased a Ford coupe, and, under the name C. L. Burns, he rented a bungalow apartment at 6742 Franklin Place, one block north of the Hollywood Hotel. By all accounts, the marriage was happy until Gable was rumored to be “entertaining” another woman on a film in 1942. Gable had been worried that doing a high-profile movie like Gone with the Wind would draw attention to his infidelity, so the studios just paid him to split the difference. Time, fame and money trip lightly in Hollywood, and the men and women who have them one day, find themselves alone and penniless the next. 50 Cent was caught selling crack. Michele had claimed on numerous occasions that Monteith made her feel like “the luckiest girl in the world.”. After two more transfusions, Gladys Brockwell died at 7 p.m. on July 2, 1929 at Osteopathic Hospital. The couple, who in 1994 chose a Thailand resort as their fairy-tale getaway, were hurled from their beach-front bungalow into the sea after a tsunami hit the island. (click on image to enlarge). It turned out that Cash had also been a fan of Carter's, ever since hearing her work with Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. Collings entered motion pictures as a messenger boy at the Pickford-Fairbanks Studios when he was 17-years-old. Ann McKnight Burkhart’s death certificate (click on image to enlarge). Similar social circles saw them kindling a relationship in 1996, but it wasn’t until Fayed, heir to the Harrods department store fortune, invited the Princess and her sons, William and Harry on a cruise aboard his yacht that the sparks really flew. Born in 1910 into a violent upbringing, Velez was, according to Mysterious Facts, a "Mexican spitfire" whose mischievousness landed her in a convent as a child. In 1931-32 they attended the architectural school of the University of Southern California where they gained more fame as cheer leaders for the Trojans’ football team. Neeson has talked about his wife's death, saying that his last words to her were “You've banged your head. That night, Wood and her husband, the fellow actor Robert Wagner, were on a boat with Christopher Walken. On the surface, they seemed to be the perfect couple who had it all. Growing up on public assistance, hampered by asthma and lung troubles, why couldn't Short wear black if she wanted to? Studio 54 time, where maybe 54 were doing it. Murphy was said to have died from complications of pneumonia, anemia and a combination of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. We have a list of 7 of the most tragic love stories in Hollywood. Though they may seem to have hit the jackpot when it comes to possessing those things mere mortals like us lust after – fame, fortune, good looks - celebrities are really just regular people who have high profile jobs. Not cool. Ann McKnight, according to Hollywoodland, was born in Connecticut in 1906. When her mother died, the 14-year-old left her native Chicago for San Francisco where she worked designing dresses and modeling. A little over a year after her marriage to Burkhart, Ann McKnight fled to her sister's house and filed for divorce. Unable to return home either by shame or poverty, lots of wannabe stars ended up working menial jobs while waiting for their big break, or turning to more seedy occupations like sex work to make their way. Her last film appearance was in Universal’s The Drake Case (1929), which she finished two weeks before her death. Payton's drinking habits led to bounced checks, sex work and, one time, being found sleeping on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard wearing only a bathing suit and coat. One of Hollywood's first scandals actually happened in San Francisco. Likewise, Joy Haskins asked the governor to consider life imprisonment instead of death, but only because Mrs. Burkhart pleaded with her daily. Following her father's death the family moved to Denver, Colorado where they lived with one of Ann's many siblings. Over time he became a cameraman [Alimony (1924) and Untamed Youth (1924)] at the Brunton Studios (now Paramount); an assistant director, and then a writer. Besides, she was very pretty, and when her father resurfaced and offered her a home in California, she went. Pierre Collings died here at his father’s home at 12315 N. Huston Avenue in North Hollywood (PLEASE NOTE: This is a private residence.

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