Billionaire Aristotle Onassis leaves Greek soprano Maria Callas for Jacqueline Kennedy.
John Wayne's on-screen image misrepresents his private life.
Despite his craggy looks, Humphrey Bogart becomes the ultimate Hollywood hero.
Actress Hedy Lamarr hides pain with a life of glamour.
Silent film star Gloria Swanson makes a comeback in "Sunset Blvd."
Screenwriter Gary Devore's body is found a year after he vanishes.
Actress Gail Russell becomes an alcoholic, eventually leading to her death.
Dorothy Arzner succeeds in becoming the first female director in Hollywood.
Clark Gable faces life after the death of Carole Lombard.
Drugs and failed relationships follow Cary Grant's Hollywood success.
Brazilian actress Carmen Miranda captures America's heart.
Talented actress Bette Davis exhibits a powerful and difficult personality.
The Supremes oust Florence Ballard, then Motown shuns her.
Actress Lina Basquette has failed marriages and a liaison with Adolf Hitler.
Despite a rocky personal life, Groucho Marx thrives in show business.
The disappearance of Jean Spangler involves mob kingpins, former lovers and a movie star.
Director Steve Cochran meets a tragic end.
Some think Dominican actress Maria Montez was unstable.
Actress Gloria Grahame's life includes an affair with her stepson.
Medal of Honor-decorated Audie Murphy becomes a movie star and dies in a plane crash.
Actor Peter Lawford was a member of the Kennedy clan and the Rat Pack.
The Hollywood image changes when Bugsy Siegel, Johnny Roselli, Mickey Cohn and other mobsters visit.
Addictions lead musician Charlie Parker to an untimely and lonely death.
Will Rogers' career comes to an end in a plane crash.
Desi Arnaz becomes a womanizer and a heavy drinker.
Comic Paul Lynde is center square on the original "Hollywood Squares."
Tyrone Power is viewed as a matinee idol.
Merle Oberon's life of privilege holds a secret.
Lon Chaney Sr. and Lon Chaney Jr.
In six tales of Hollywood ghosts, a dead producer warns Sharon Tate, and a specter haunts Raleigh Studios.
Vincent Price is linked to a quiz-show scandal and is viewed as a Communist sympathizer.
Special sets, platforms and lifts give a lofty on-screen look to Alan Ladd.
The dark side of Beverly Hills includes divorces, secret marriages, murders.
Cult movie queen Susan Cabot suffers a bizarre fate.
Linda Darnell uses her attributes to her advantage.
Director Sam Peckinpah gets a reputation of being Hollywood's bad boy.
Ava Gardner is regarded as a Hollywood sex symbol.
Actor Albert Salmi's life takes an unexpected turn.
Tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson dies nearly penniless.
Columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons define newspaper gossip.
Singer Mario Lanza experiences much depression during his short life.
Comic Doodles Weaver battles alcohol, drugs and depression.
Actress Barbara Payton gets a bad reputation.
Actor Jeff Chandler dies from blood poisoning during surgery.
An on-set explosion injures actor Jeff Hunter, and he dies shortly afterward from a stroke and fall.
Funnyman Ernie Kovacs dies in a car accident.
Martial arts expert Bruce Lee's mysterious death.
Actress Marie McDonald makes more newspaper headlines than movies.
The actor portraying Stymie ("Our Gang") ends up a heroin addict.
Actress Carol Wayne drowns in Mexico.
Filmmaker Otto Preminger earns a racy reputation in Hollywood.
Singer Walter Scott mysteriously disappears.
Novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler finds his inspiration in a destructive lifestyle.
Actor Dack Rambo battles AIDS before his death in 1994.
Model-turned-actress Capucine is the subject of Hollywood scandal.
Broadway actress Libby Holman faces a string of tragedies.
Actor Robert Mitchum excels in 1940s film noir.
Harry James and Betty Grable have a tumultuous relationship.
Ethel Merman becomes Broadway's queen of musical comedy.
Actor Paul Kelly spends two years in San Quentin for killing a rival.
Columnist Dorothy Kilgallen dies mysteriously.
Hollywood's rich and famous frequent the Knickerbocker Hotel.
Murder at the Silent Movie Theater.
Actress Susan Hayward dies of cancer.
Actor Paul Robeson mixes politics and entertainment.
Singer Russ Columbo is shot at age 26, while romancing Carole Lombard.
Actress Gene Tierney suffers from depression.
Actress Carole Landis commits suicide at age 29.
Original glamour queen Marlene Dietrich.
Actress Judy Holliday dies of breast cancer.
Attorney Jerry Giesler defends Hollywood's brightest.
Bandleader Glenn Miller's plane disappears during World War II.
Television star Peter Duel commits suicide on New Year's Eve.
Actor William Holden's life takes a turn for the worse.
Actress Mabel Normand's tumultuous life.
Jon-Erik Hexum dies after an accident on the set of "Cover Up."
Pianist/actor/author Oscar Levant.
Author Truman Capote's lifestyle.
Charles Lindbergh's aviation milestones.
Personal problems plague actress Vivian Vance.
Famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, subject of the musical "Gypsy."
Gossip columnist Walter Winchell.
Actor Nick Adams dies mysteriously.
Singer Frankie Lymon dies at age 26.
Actor Jack Cassidy dies in a fire.
Swedish-born actress Inger Stevens commits suicide.
The McCarthy hearings target actor John Garfield.
Playwright Tennessee Williams battles personal demons.
Musician Otis Redding dies just days after recording "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay."
Director Ed Wood becomes a cult-film hero.
Dancer/actress Josephine Baker becomes the toast of Paris.
Studio executive Harry Cohn rules with a heavy hand.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright loses his mistress in a fire.
After a failed romance, actress Lupe Velez commits suicide.
Actress Mae West revolutionizes sex appeal in early films.
McCarthyism defames actors, directors and writers, putting many out of work.
The country panics during Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast.
The funeral of screen star Rudolph Valentino nearly creates a riot.
Screen actress Veronica Lake works as a bartender in leaner times.
Radio evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears, then dies from an overdose of sleeping pills.
After becoming pregnant by director Robert Rossellini, actress Ingrid Bergman was shunned by Hollywood.
Mystery shrouds the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart.
Communist actors, directors and screenwriters are ostracized.
Singer Bobby Darin discovers his sister is actually his mother.
Director Orson Welles marries Rita Hayworth and later becomes a Hollywood outcast.
Stage-actress Tallulah Bankhead has decadent parties.
Character actor Albert Dekker suffocates in a bizarre accident.
Actor Gig Young shoots his new bride and himself after years of alcohol abuse.
Actor/producer Jack Warner.
American heiress Doris Duke inherits $100 million at the age of 13.
Musician Bobby Fuller's alleged suicide in 1966.
Actor Sal Mineo is murdered in 1976.
Queen frontman Freddie Mercury dies from complications of AIDS.
A jealous husband shoots and kills singer Sam Cooke.
Musician Billy Tipton lives as a man, fooling her children and fans.
The Hillside Strangler murders several women during the 1970s.
Legendary author Ernest Hemingway.
The child stars of "The Little Rascals" and "Our Gang" encounter problems as adults.
Comedian Lenny Bruce faces court battles before dying of a drug overdose in 1966.
Crooner Bing Crosby battles alcoholism and violent outbursts.
Alcoholism leads to actor John Barrymore's death.
Vivien Leigh plays Scarlett in "Gone With the Wind" while married to Laurence Olivier.
Actress/pinup Rita Hayworth dies of Alzheimer's disease.
Comedian Carole Lombard, wife of Clark Gable, dies in a 1942 plane crash while on a war-bond tour.
Starlet Louise Brooks finds lackluster success, then hits rock bottom.
Actress Joan Crawford has a tempestuous life.
Actor Spencer Tracy has a life-long love affair with Katharine Hepburn.
Master magician Harry Houdini; with Lance Burton, and Penn & Teller.
Director James Whale's successful career ends with a mysterious drowning.
The term "starlet" is coined to describe actress Frances Farmer.
Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton dies penniless and alone.
The marriage of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre unravels early.
Director Busby Berkeley is acquitted of murder charges; with Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney.
Alla Nazimova, a Russian stage actress and silent screen star, becomes Nancy Reagan's godmother.
The advent of "talkies" limits Clara Bow's career.
Music legend Hank Williams dies en route to a performance.
Silent-screen star Ramon Navarro is murdered on Halloween 1968.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst is the model for "Citizen Kane."
Buddy Holly dies in a 1959 plane crash.
Jazz singer Billie Holiday battles a long addiction to heroin.
Singer/actress Judy Garland.
Rigged 1950s quiz shows.
Howard Hughes fights drug addiction and mental instability.
Errol Flynn faces charges of statutory rape and rumors of being a Nazi sympathizer.
Poison or barbiturates may have caused Dorothy Dandridge's death.
Actress Elizabeth Short, "The Black Dahlia," is murdered.
A profile of actor William Desmond Taylor includes details of the events leading up to his death by shotgun.
Bela Lugosi; with Martin Landau; Robert Clarke; biographer Gary Don Rhodes.
Aspiring actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping off the Hollywood sign.
Personal tragedies follow Charlie Chaplin; with Anthony Slide, Wes Gehrig, Joyce Milton.
Questions surround Jean Harlow's death at age 26.
Montgomery Clift achieves fame but dies young; with Karl Malden, Jack Larson.
Gangster Bugsy Siegel tries to transform Las Vegas and dies in 1947.
Screen star Thelma Todd is found dead in her car.
Actor Fatty Arbuckle is arrested on a charge of manslaughter; with Clyde Arbuckle, Eleanor Keaton.
Jayne Mansfield's life and death; with Hugh Hefner, Army Archer, Engelbert Humperdinck.
James Dean dies young in a car crash; with Julie Harris, Maila Nurmi.
Controversy surrounds Marilyn Monroe's death; with Jeannie Carmen, Evelyn Moriarity.
George Reeves, television's "Superman," dies mysteriously.
Lana Turner's daughter kills the star's boyfriend.