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John Barrymore once pulled a risque screen test prank on John Carradine.
Mel Blanc was allergic to carrots.
A drawing of Humphrey Bogart was the model for the Gerber Baby.
Humphrey Bogart was born on Christmas Day.
Clara Bow serviced the entire USC football team during orgies.
Charles Chaplin's remains were stolen and held for ransom.
Cody, Iron Eyes:
Iron Eyes Cody was an Indian.
Kevin Costner was caught in bed with the wife of Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. in August 1997, forcing the Orioles to cancel a game so that the distraught Ripken's consecutive-game streak would not be in jeopardy.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig gets free Aston Martin cars for life.
Curtis, Jamie Lee:
Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite.
Bette Davis landed her role in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? through placing an ad in a Hollywood publication seeking employment as an actress.
James Dean's Porsche Spyder kept on killing long after his fatal accident.*
Actor Clint Eastwood is the son of comic Stan Laurel.
Jane Fonda betrayed U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War.*
Jane Fonda and her then husband Ted Turner were refused service in a restaurant run by a Vietnam War veteran.
Fox, Michael J:
Michael J. Fox's middle name is Jello.
Clark Gable's bare-chested appearance in the 1934 film It Happened One Night led to a dramatic decline in undershirt sales.
Clark Gable hit and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk, and MGM covered up the incident by paying an employee to go to prison in his place.
The father of actor Tom Hanks was the lead singer of the musical group The Diamonds.
Jon Heder, star of the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite, died in a car crash or from a drug overdose.
Audrey Hepburn penned a pithy list of beauty tips.*
Jim Nabors and Rock Hudson married each other.
Silent film star Buster Keaton was contractually precluded from smiling on-screen.
The scene in which Brandon Lee was fatally wounded was left in the final cut of The Crow.
Account describes woman's finding wallet belonging to actress Lindsay Lohan.
Two weeks before the 2001 premiere of the movie Angel Eyes, Jennifer Lopez demanded all the film's references to her be changed to "J.Lo."
Actress Susan Lucci is the daughter of comedienne Phyllis Diller.
The car crash that killed Jayne Mansfield also decapitated her.
Adolph "Harpo" Marx changed his name to Arthur to avoid an association with Adolph Hitler.
Actor Walter Matthau was born 'Walter Matuschanskyayasky.'
Marilyn Monroe wore a size 16 dress.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes on each foot.
Marilyn Monroe was the model for Tinker Bell in Disney's version of Peter Pan.*
The woman Jack Nicholson thought to be his sister turned out to be his mother.
Ronald Reagan was the actor originally selected to play the role of Rick Blaine in Casablanca.*
Robinson, Edward G.:
Edward G. Robinson funded the French Resistance in World War II.
Sylvester Stallone once starred in a porn film.
Actress Kristen Stewart trashed the military and defended terrorists during an October 2014 interview.
Marisa Tomei won an Academy Award because presenter Jack Palance announced the wrong name.
Rudolph Valentino died from eating food prepared in aluminum cookware.
John Wayne was brought to Jesus thanks to a note from an evangelist's injured teenage daughter.*
Pia Zadora played Anne Frank on stage so badly that the audience yelled "She's in the attic!" when the Nazis arrived.
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