Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler in the film, Gone With the Wind, regretting it for the rest of his life.
The Marx Brothers came up with their name during a poker game, Julius becoming Groucho, Adolph, Harpo and Herbert, Zeppo.
Robert Downey Jr. was once arrested after driving naked in his Porche with cocaine, heroine, and a .357 Magnum.
Jean Harlow was only 26, when she died of kidney failure in 1937 because her mother, a devout Christian Scientist not believing in doctors, called one too late.
George Clooney was up for the role of J.D. in the film, Thelma and Louise (1991), losing out to Brad Pitt.
Johnny Depp always travels with his Jack Sparrow costume from his film, Pirates of the Caribbean, in case he encounters kids. Gotta love’em for that.
The very first Lassie, who died in 1958, had 8 descendants to carry on his name. Yes, they were all men, with tails.
Though Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were together for 26 years when he died in 1967, at age 67, since still legally married to his wife Louise, thought it incorrect attending the funeral.
Child actor, Jackie Coogan, known as Uncle Fester from the Addams Family, was robbed by his parents who wouldn’t give him his rightful money, siring the California Child Actor’s Bill…or the Jackie Coogan Law…protecting a child actor’s earnings until they’re 21.
When James Cagney tap danced down the White House steps as George M. Cohen, in the 1942 film, Yankee Doodle Dandy, it wasn’t in the script…all his idea. That Jimmy.
Dorothy Stratten, Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979, after appearing in Director, Peter Bogdanovich’s 1981 film, They All Laughed, in a part he wrote especially for her, was 20 years-old when murdered by her estranged husband, Paul Snider, in a jealous rage when she became involved with her Director who then, married her sister.
While on location on the film, The Getaway in 1971 with Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, the hottest actress in town after her performance as a dying girl in the film Love Story, begged her husband, Paramount Pictures big shot, Bob Evans, to please come be with her knowing, her attraction to McQueen could be fatal. Evans never came…they divorced in 1972, the former Mrs. Evans becoming Mrs. McQueen, in 1973.
Jane Fonda’s net worth is 200 million dollars, upstaged by Julia Robert’s at 250. I have $1300 dollars in my savings account.
Think I’ll catch up? 🙂