The men and women who star in motion pictures lead the most heavily-scrutinized lives of anyone in the world. Very few people could prevent their private lives from becoming legend under those circumstances.
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 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.
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.
Heder, Jon: 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 smilingon-screen.
The scene in which Brandon Lee was fatally wounded was left in the final cut of The Crow.