Mysteries & Scandals

Mysteries & Scandals

1998 - 2003, Biopic, Other
Host A.J. Benza looks at the lives of Hollywood's fallen stars.
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Episode Guide

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Maria Callas (Season 3 Episode 62)
    Season 3 Episode 62:

    Maria Callas

    Billionaire Aristotle Onassis leaves Greek soprano Maria Callas for Jacqueline Kennedy.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - John Wayne (Season 3 Episode 61)
    Season 3 Episode 61:

    John Wayne

    John Wayne's on-screen image misrepresents his private life.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Humphrey Bogart (Season 3 Episode 60)
    Season 3 Episode 60:

    Humphrey Bogart

    Despite his craggy looks, Humphrey Bogart becomes the ultimate Hollywood hero.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Hedy Lamarr (Season 3 Episode 59)
    Season 3 Episode 59:

    Hedy Lamarr

    Actress Hedy Lamarr hides pain with a life of glamour.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Gloria Swanson (Season 3 Episode 58)
    Season 3 Episode 58:

    Gloria Swanson

    Silent film star Gloria Swanson makes a comeback in "Sunset Blvd."

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Gary Devore (Season 3 Episode 57)
    Season 3 Episode 57:

    Gary Devore

    Screenwriter Gary Devore's body is found a year after he vanishes.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Gail Russell (Season 3 Episode 56)
    Season 3 Episode 56:

    Gail Russell

    Actress Gail Russell becomes an alcoholic, eventually leading to her death.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Dorothy Arzner (Season 3 Episode 55)
    Season 3 Episode 55:

    Dorothy Arzner

    Dorothy Arzner succeeds in becoming the first female director in Hollywood.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Clark Gable (Season 3 Episode 54)
    Season 3 Episode 54:

    Clark Gable

    Clark Gable faces life after the death of Carole Lombard.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Cary Grant (Season 3 Episode 53)
    Season 3 Episode 53:

    Cary Grant

    Drugs and failed relationships follow Cary Grant's Hollywood success.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Carmen Miranda (Season 3 Episode 52)
    Season 3 Episode 52:

    Carmen Miranda

    Brazilian actress Carmen Miranda captures America's heart.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Bette Davis (Season 3 Episode 51)
    Season 3 Episode 51:

    Bette Davis

    Talented actress Bette Davis exhibits a powerful and difficult personality.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Florence Ballard (Season 3 Episode 50)
    Season 3 Episode 50:

    Florence Ballard

    The Supremes oust Florence Ballard, then Motown shuns her.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Lina Basquette (Season 3 Episode 49)
    Season 3 Episode 49:

    Lina Basquette

    Actress Lina Basquette has failed marriages and a liaison with Adolf Hitler.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Groucho Marx (Season 3 Episode 48)
    Season 3 Episode 48:

    Groucho Marx

    Despite a rocky personal life, Groucho Marx thrives in show business.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jean Spangler (Season 3 Episode 47)
    Season 3 Episode 47:

    Jean Spangler

    The disappearance of Jean Spangler involves mob kingpins, former lovers and a movie star.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Steve Cochran (Season 3 Episode 46)
    Season 3 Episode 46:

    Steve Cochran

    Director Steve Cochran meets a tragic end.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Maria Montez (Season 3 Episode 45)
    Season 3 Episode 45:

    Maria Montez

    Some think Dominican actress Maria Montez was unstable.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Gloria Grahame (Season 3 Episode 44)
    Season 3 Episode 44:

    Gloria Grahame

    Actress Gloria Grahame's life includes an affair with her stepson.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Audie Murphy (Season 3 Episode 43)
    Season 3 Episode 43:

    Audie Murphy

    Medal of Honor-decorated Audie Murphy becomes a movie star and dies in a plane crash.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Peter Lawford (Season 3 Episode 42)
    Season 3 Episode 42:

    Peter Lawford

    Actor Peter Lawford was a member of the Kennedy clan and the Rat Pack.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Hollywood Goodfellas (Season 3 Episode 41)
    Season 3 Episode 41:

    Hollywood Goodfellas

    The Hollywood image changes when Bugsy Siegel, Johnny Roselli, Mickey Cohn and other mobsters visit.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Charlie "Bird" Parker (Season 3 Episode 40)
    Season 3 Episode 40:

    Charlie "Bird" Parker

    Addictions lead musician Charlie Parker to an untimely and lonely death.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Will Rogers (Season 3 Episode 39)
    Season 3 Episode 39:

    Will Rogers

    Will Rogers' career comes to an end in a plane crash.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Desi Arnaz (Season 3 Episode 38)
    Season 3 Episode 38:

    Desi Arnaz

    Desi Arnaz becomes a womanizer and a heavy drinker.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Paul Lynde (Season 3 Episode 37)
    Season 3 Episode 37:

    Paul Lynde

    Comic Paul Lynde is center square on the original "Hollywood Squares."

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Tyrone Power (Season 3 Episode 36)
    Season 3 Episode 36:

    Tyrone Power

    Tyrone Power is viewed as a matinee idol.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Merle Oberon (Season 3 Episode 35)
    Season 3 Episode 35:

    Merle Oberon

    Merle Oberon's life of privilege holds a secret.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Lon Chaney, Sr. and Jr. (Season 3 Episode 34)
    Season 3 Episode 34:

    Lon Chaney, Sr. and Jr.

    Lon Chaney Sr. and Lon Chaney Jr.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Hollywood Ghosts (Season 3 Episode 33)
    Season 3 Episode 33:

    Hollywood Ghosts

    In six tales of Hollywood ghosts, a dead producer warns Sharon Tate, and a specter haunts Raleigh Studios.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Vincent Price (Season 3 Episode 32)
    Season 3 Episode 32:

    Vincent Price

    Vincent Price is linked to a quiz-show scandal and is viewed as a Communist sympathizer.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Alan Ladd (Season 3 Episode 31)
    Season 3 Episode 31:

    Alan Ladd

    Special sets, platforms and lifts give a lofty on-screen look to Alan Ladd.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Beverly Hills Babylon (Season 3 Episode 30)
    Season 3 Episode 30:

    Beverly Hills Babylon

    The dark side of Beverly Hills includes divorces, secret marriages, murders.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Susan Cabot (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Susan Cabot

    Cult movie queen Susan Cabot suffers a bizarre fate.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Linda Darnell (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Linda Darnell

    Linda Darnell uses her attributes to her advantage.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Sam Peckinpah (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Sam Peckinpah

    Director Sam Peckinpah gets a reputation of being Hollywood's bad boy.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Ava Gardner (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Ava Gardner

    Ava Gardner is regarded as a Hollywood sex symbol.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Albert Salmi (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Albert Salmi

    Actor Albert Salmi's life takes an unexpected turn.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

    Tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson dies nearly penniless.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons

    Columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons define newspaper gossip.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Mario Lanza (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Mario Lanza

    Singer Mario Lanza experiences much depression during his short life.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Doodles Weaver (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Doodles Weaver

    Comic Doodles Weaver battles alcohol, drugs and depression.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Barbara Payton (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Barbara Payton

    Actress Barbara Payton gets a bad reputation.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jeff Chandler (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Jeff Chandler

    Actor Jeff Chandler dies from blood poisoning during surgery.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jeffrey Hunter (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Jeffrey Hunter

    An on-set explosion injures actor Jeff Hunter, and he dies shortly afterward from a stroke and fall.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Ernie Kovacs (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Ernie Kovacs

    Funnyman Ernie Kovacs dies in a car accident.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Bruce Lee (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Bruce Lee

    Martial arts expert Bruce Lee's mysterious death.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Marie McDonald (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Marie McDonald

    Actress Marie McDonald makes more newspaper headlines than movies.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - The Little Rascal: Stymie (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Little Rascal: Stymie

    The actor portraying Stymie ("Our Gang") ends up a heroin addict.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Carol Wayne (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Carol Wayne

    Actress Carol Wayne drowns in Mexico.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Otto Preminger (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Otto Preminger

    Filmmaker Otto Preminger earns a racy reputation in Hollywood.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Walter Scott (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Walter Scott

    Singer Walter Scott mysteriously disappears.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Raymond Chandler (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Raymond Chandler

    Novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler finds his inspiration in a destructive lifestyle.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Dack Rambo (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Dack Rambo

    Actor Dack Rambo battles AIDS before his death in 1994.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Capucine (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Capucine

    Model-turned-actress Capucine is the subject of Hollywood scandal.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Libby Holman (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Libby Holman

    Broadway actress Libby Holman faces a string of tragedies.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Robert Mitchum (Season 2 Episode 52)
    Season 2 Episode 52:

    Robert Mitchum

    Actor Robert Mitchum excels in 1940s film noir.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Harry James & Betty Grable (Season 2 Episode 51)
    Season 2 Episode 51:

    Harry James & Betty Grable

    Harry James and Betty Grable have a tumultuous relationship.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Ethel Merman (Season 2 Episode 50)
    Season 2 Episode 50:

    Ethel Merman

    Ethel Merman becomes Broadway's queen of musical comedy.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Paul Kelly (Season 2 Episode 49)
    Season 2 Episode 49:

    Paul Kelly

    Actor Paul Kelly spends two years in San Quentin for killing a rival.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Dorothy Kilgallen (Season 2 Episode 48)
    Season 2 Episode 48:

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Columnist Dorothy Kilgallen dies mysteriously.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - The Knickerbocker Hotel (Season 2 Episode 47)
    Season 2 Episode 47:

    The Knickerbocker Hotel

    Hollywood's rich and famous frequent the Knickerbocker Hotel.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - The Silent Theatre Murder (Season 2 Episode 46)
    Season 2 Episode 46:

    The Silent Theatre Murder

    Murder at the Silent Movie Theater.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Susan Hayward (Season 2 Episode 45)
    Season 2 Episode 45:

    Susan Hayward

    Actress Susan Hayward dies of cancer.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Paul Robeson (Season 2 Episode 44)
    Season 2 Episode 44:

    Paul Robeson

    Actor Paul Robeson mixes politics and entertainment.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Russ Columbo (Season 2 Episode 43)
    Season 2 Episode 43:

    Russ Columbo

    Singer Russ Columbo is shot at age 26, while romancing Carole Lombard.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Gene Tierney (Season 2 Episode 42)
    Season 2 Episode 42:

    Gene Tierney

    Actress Gene Tierney suffers from depression.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Carole Landis (Season 2 Episode 41)
    Season 2 Episode 41:

    Carole Landis

    Actress Carole Landis commits suicide at age 29.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Marlene Dietrich (Season 2 Episode 40)
    Season 2 Episode 40:

    Marlene Dietrich

    Original glamour queen Marlene Dietrich.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Judy Holliday (Season 2 Episode 39)
    Season 2 Episode 39:

    Judy Holliday

    Actress Judy Holliday dies of breast cancer.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jerry Giesler (Season 2 Episode 38)
    Season 2 Episode 38:

    Jerry Giesler

    Attorney Jerry Giesler defends Hollywood's brightest.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Glenn Miller (Season 2 Episode 37)
    Season 2 Episode 37:

    Glenn Miller

    Bandleader Glenn Miller's plane disappears during World War II.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Peter Duel (Season 2 Episode 36)
    Season 2 Episode 36:

    Peter Duel

    Television star Peter Duel commits suicide on New Year's Eve.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - William Holden (Season 2 Episode 35)
    Season 2 Episode 35:

    William Holden

    Actor William Holden's life takes a turn for the worse.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Mabel Normand (Season 2 Episode 34)
    Season 2 Episode 34:

    Mabel Normand

    Actress Mabel Normand's tumultuous life.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jon-Erik Hexum (Season 2 Episode 33)
    Season 2 Episode 33:

    Jon-Erik Hexum

    Jon-Erik Hexum dies after an accident on the set of "Cover Up."

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Oscar Levant (Season 2 Episode 32)
    Season 2 Episode 32:

    Oscar Levant

    Pianist/actor/author Oscar Levant.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Truman Capote (Season 2 Episode 31)
    Season 2 Episode 31:

    Truman Capote

    Author Truman Capote's lifestyle.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Charles Lindbergh (Season 2 Episode 30)
    Season 2 Episode 30:

    Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh's aviation milestones.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Vivian Vance (Season 2 Episode 29)
    Season 2 Episode 29:

    Vivian Vance

    Personal problems plague actress Vivian Vance.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Gypsy Rose Lee (Season 2 Episode 28)
    Season 2 Episode 28:

    Gypsy Rose Lee

    Famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, subject of the musical "Gypsy."

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Walter Winchell (Season 2 Episode 27)
    Season 2 Episode 27:

    Walter Winchell

    Gossip columnist Walter Winchell.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Nick Adams (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    Nick Adams

    Actor Nick Adams dies mysteriously.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Frankie Lymon (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    Frankie Lymon

    Singer Frankie Lymon dies at age 26.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jack Cassidy (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Jack Cassidy

    Actor Jack Cassidy dies in a fire.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Inger Stevens (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Inger Stevens

    Swedish-born actress Inger Stevens commits suicide.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - John Garfield (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    John Garfield

    The McCarthy hearings target actor John Garfield.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Tennessee Williams (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Tennessee Williams

    Playwright Tennessee Williams battles personal demons.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Otis Redding (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Otis Redding

    Musician Otis Redding dies just days after recording "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay."

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Ed Wood (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Ed Wood

    Director Ed Wood becomes a cult-film hero.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Josephine Baker (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Josephine Baker

    Dancer/actress Josephine Baker becomes the toast of Paris.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Harry Cohn (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Harry Cohn

    Studio executive Harry Cohn rules with a heavy hand.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Frank Lloyd Wright (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Architect Frank Lloyd Wright loses his mistress in a fire.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Lupe Velez (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Lupe Velez

    After a failed romance, actress Lupe Velez commits suicide.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Mae West (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Mae West

    Actress Mae West revolutionizes sex appeal in early films.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - The Hollywood Blacklist (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Hollywood Blacklist

    McCarthyism defames actors, directors and writers, putting many out of work.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - War of the Worlds (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    War of the Worlds

    The country panics during Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Rudolph Valentino (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Rudolph Valentino

    The funeral of screen star Rudolph Valentino nearly creates a riot.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Veronica Lake (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Veronica Lake

    Screen actress Veronica Lake works as a bartender in leaner times.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Aimee Semple McPherson (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Aimee Semple McPherson

    Radio evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears, then dies from an overdose of sleeping pills.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Ingrid Bergman (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Ingrid Bergman

    After becoming pregnant by director Robert Rossellini, actress Ingrid Bergman was shunned by Hollywood.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Amelia Earhart (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Amelia Earhart

    Mystery shrouds the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - The Hollywood Ten (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Hollywood Ten

    Communist actors, directors and screenwriters are ostracized.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Bobby Darin (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Bobby Darin

    Singer Bobby Darin discovers his sister is actually his mother.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Orson Welles (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Orson Welles

    Director Orson Welles marries Rita Hayworth and later becomes a Hollywood outcast.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Tallulah Bankhead (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Tallulah Bankhead

    Stage-actress Tallulah Bankhead has decadent parties.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Albert Dekker (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Albert Dekker

    Character actor Albert Dekker suffocates in a bizarre accident.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Gig Young (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Gig Young

    Actor Gig Young shoots his new bride and himself after years of alcohol abuse.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jack Warner (Season 1 Episode 52)
    Season 1 Episode 52:

    Jack Warner

    Actor/producer Jack Warner.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Doris Duke (Season 1 Episode 51)
    Season 1 Episode 51:

    Doris Duke

    American heiress Doris Duke inherits $100 million at the age of 13.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Bobby Fuller (Season 1 Episode 50)
    Season 1 Episode 50:

    Bobby Fuller

    Musician Bobby Fuller's alleged suicide in 1966.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Sal Mineo (Season 1 Episode 49)
    Season 1 Episode 49:

    Sal Mineo

    Actor Sal Mineo is murdered in 1976.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Freddie Mercury (Season 1 Episode 48)
    Season 1 Episode 48:

    Freddie Mercury

    Queen frontman Freddie Mercury dies from complications of AIDS.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Sam Cooke (Season 1 Episode 47)
    Season 1 Episode 47:

    Sam Cooke

    A jealous husband shoots and kills singer Sam Cooke.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Billy Tipton (Season 1 Episode 46)
    Season 1 Episode 46:

    Billy Tipton

    Musician Billy Tipton lives as a man, fooling her children and fans.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - The Hillside Strangler (Season 1 Episode 45)
    Season 1 Episode 45:

    The Hillside Strangler

    The Hillside Strangler murders several women during the 1970s.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Ernest Hemingway (Season 1 Episode 44)
    Season 1 Episode 44:

    Ernest Hemingway

    Legendary author Ernest Hemingway.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Alfalfa and Our Gang (Season 1 Episode 43)
    Season 1 Episode 43:

    Alfalfa and Our Gang

    The child stars of "The Little Rascals" and "Our Gang" encounter problems as adults.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Lenny Bruce (Season 1 Episode 42)
    Season 1 Episode 42:

    Lenny Bruce

    Comedian Lenny Bruce faces court battles before dying of a drug overdose in 1966.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Bing Crosby (Season 1 Episode 41)
    Season 1 Episode 41:

    Bing Crosby

    Crooner Bing Crosby battles alcoholism and violent outbursts.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - John Barrymore (Season 1 Episode 40)
    Season 1 Episode 40:

    John Barrymore

    Alcoholism leads to actor John Barrymore's death.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Vivien Leigh (Season 1 Episode 39)
    Season 1 Episode 39:

    Vivien Leigh

    Vivien Leigh plays Scarlett in "Gone With the Wind" while married to Laurence Olivier.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Rita Hayworth (Season 1 Episode 38)
    Season 1 Episode 38:

    Rita Hayworth

    Actress/pinup Rita Hayworth dies of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Carole Lombard (Season 1 Episode 37)
    Season 1 Episode 37:

    Carole Lombard

    Comedian Carole Lombard, wife of Clark Gable, dies in a 1942 plane crash while on a war-bond tour.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Louise Brooks (Season 1 Episode 36)
    Season 1 Episode 36:

    Louise Brooks

    Starlet Louise Brooks finds lackluster success, then hits rock bottom.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Joan Crawford (Season 1 Episode 35)
    Season 1 Episode 35:

    Joan Crawford

    Actress Joan Crawford has a tempestuous life.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Spencer Tracy (Season 1 Episode 34)
    Season 1 Episode 34:

    Spencer Tracy

    Actor Spencer Tracy has a life-long love affair with Katharine Hepburn.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Harry Houdini (Season 1 Episode 33)
    Season 1 Episode 33:

    Harry Houdini

    Master magician Harry Houdini; with Lance Burton, and Penn & Teller.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - James Whale (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    James Whale

    Director James Whale's successful career ends with a mysterious drowning.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Frances Farmer (Season 1 Episode 31)
    Season 1 Episode 31:

    Frances Farmer

    The term "starlet" is coined to describe actress Frances Farmer.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Barbara Hutton (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:

    Barbara Hutton

    Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton dies penniless and alone.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda

    The marriage of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre unravels early.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Busby Berkeley (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    Busby Berkeley

    Director Busby Berkeley is acquitted of murder charges; with Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Alla Nazimova (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    Alla Nazimova

    Alla Nazimova, a Russian stage actress and silent screen star, becomes Nancy Reagan's godmother.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Clara Bow (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    Clara Bow

    The advent of "talkies" limits Clara Bow's career.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Hank Williams (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Hank Williams

    Music legend Hank Williams dies en route to a performance.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Ramon Navarro (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Ramon Navarro

    Silent-screen star Ramon Navarro is murdered on Halloween 1968.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - William Randolph Hearst (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    William Randolph Hearst

    Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst is the model for "Citizen Kane."

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Buddy Holly (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly dies in a 1959 plane crash.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Billie Holiday (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Billie Holiday

    Jazz singer Billie Holiday battles a long addiction to heroin.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Judy Garland (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Judy Garland

    Singer/actress Judy Garland.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - The Quiz Show Scandals (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Quiz Show Scandals

    Rigged 1950s quiz shows.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Howard Hughes (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Howard Hughes

    Howard Hughes fights drug addiction and mental instability.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Errol Flynn (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Errol Flynn

    Errol Flynn faces charges of statutory rape and rumors of being a Nazi sympathizer.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Dorothy Dandridge (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Dorothy Dandridge

    Poison or barbiturates may have caused Dorothy Dandridge's death.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Black Dahlia (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Black Dahlia

    Actress Elizabeth Short, "The Black Dahlia," is murdered.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - William Desmond Taylor (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    William Desmond Taylor

    A profile of actor William Desmond Taylor includes details of the events leading up to his death by shotgun.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Bela Lugosi (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Bela Lugosi

    Bela Lugosi; with Martin Landau; Robert Clarke; biographer Gary Don Rhodes.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Peg Entwistle (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Peg Entwistle

    Aspiring actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping off the Hollywood sign.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Charlie Chaplin (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Charlie Chaplin

    Personal tragedies follow Charlie Chaplin; with Anthony Slide, Wes Gehrig, Joyce Milton.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jean Harlow (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Jean Harlow

    Questions surround Jean Harlow's death at age 26.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Montgomery Clift (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Montgomery Clift

    Montgomery Clift achieves fame but dies young; with Karl Malden, Jack Larson.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Bugsy Siegel (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Bugsy Siegel

    Gangster Bugsy Siegel tries to transform Las Vegas and dies in 1947.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Thelma Todd (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Thelma Todd

    Screen star Thelma Todd is found dead in her car.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

    Actor Fatty Arbuckle is arrested on a charge of manslaughter; with Clyde Arbuckle, Eleanor Keaton.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Jayne Mansfield (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Jayne Mansfield

    Jayne Mansfield's life and death; with Hugh Hefner, Army Archer, Engelbert Humperdinck.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - James Dean (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    James Dean

    James Dean dies young in a car crash; with Julie Harris, Maila Nurmi.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Marilyn Monroe (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Marilyn Monroe

    Controversy surrounds Marilyn Monroe's death; with Jeannie Carmen, Evelyn Moriarity.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - George Reeves (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    George Reeves

    George Reeves, television's "Superman," dies mysteriously.

  • Mysteries & Scandals - Lana Turner (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Lana Turner

    Lana Turner's daughter kills the star's boyfriend.

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