Actress Margaret Hamilton, best known for terrifying multiple generations as the Wicked Witch of the West, was a former kindergarten teacher who used her fame to benefit children, animals, and public education for the rest of her life. She was described as very kind and great with kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The actress who played the girl in the red jacket in Schindler's List was 3 at the time of filming. Spielberg asked her not to watch the film until she was 18, but she watched it when she was 11 and said she was "horrified" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
β€œFlo” the Progressive spokeswoman has appeared in more than 100 commercials since 2008. Stephanie Courtney, the actress and comedian who plays Flo modeled the character after her mother and thinks that the GEICO gecko "puts out more sexual vibes than Flo does" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
John Astin, who played Gomez in the 1960's Addams Family is the man who raised LOTR actor Sean Astin as his stepchild. Due to Sean's mother, actress Patty Duke not knowing which man was the actual father when Sean was born, and a subsequent divorce and remarrying, Sean now has 4 'Dads'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Liza Minelli, daughter of Judy Garland, the actress who played Dorothy in the 1939 MGM film, β€œWizard of Oz,” was once married to Jack Haley, Jr., son of Jack Haley, the actor who played the Tin Man in the same film. He was Minnelli’s 2nd husband. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz…
Marilyn Monroe was once roommate with actress Shelley Winters, and they made a list of men they wanted to sleep with. "There was no one under 50 on hers," Winters later said. "I never got to ask her before she died how much of her list she had achieved, but on her list was Albert Ein-stein" mentalfloss.com/article/1…
British actress Emilia Clarke has survived two brain aneurysms and founded a charity called SameYou which helps provide treatment to people recovering from a brain injury or stroke newyorker.com/culture/per…
Today I learned about John Hinckley Jr. , the man who attempted to assassinate Past President Ronald Reagan to win the heart of actress Jodie Foster. He was found not guilty and was sentenced to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, a psychiatry facility in Washington, D.C. biography.com/news/ronald…
The marriage of Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame (It's A Wonderful Life) to director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without A Cause) ended in 1950 when he walked in on her in bed with his 13-year-old son -- Her stepson. She secretly married the boy ten years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
Violet Bonham Carter, friend of Winston Churchill and grandmother of actress Helena Honham Carter, actively spoke at anti-fascist gatherings in efforts to inform the public about the dangers of fascism growing in Europe. wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet…
Today I learned of Adrienne Shelly an American actress, film director and screenwriter. She performed these roles on Waitress (2007) but was murdered before the film's release and subsequent success en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adr…
During filming of the 1978 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", actress Veronica Cartwright was not told the film would end with Donald Sutherland delivering his infamous pod shriek rather than meeting him for an actual conversation. She was genuinely terrified when Sutherland shrieked at her. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Actress Rashida Jones is daughter of renowned music composer and producer Quincy Jones en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ras…
The actress who played the original yellow Power Ranger, Thuy Trang, died in a tragic car accident in 2001 at the age of 27 ew.com/tv/2018/12/03/yell…
In the Japanese version of every Dragon Ball anime series and related media, Goku has been voiced by actress Masako Nozawa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gok…
The woman whose voice is heard in the intro of β€œBaby Got Back” (β€œOh. My God. Becky, look at her butt”) is actress Amylia Rivas, who is black. king5.com/mobile/article/…
Actress Tilda Swinton comes from an ancient Anglo-Scots family that can trace its lineage to the Middle Ages, & is one of only three British families that can trace their unbroken land ownership and lineage to before the Norman Conquest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
, that the appearance of the character Velma from Scooby Doo was based on the original actress who did her voice, Nicole Jaffe. moviefone.com/celebrity/n…
Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2 (1998) was voiced by Alyson Court- the actress that played Loonette the Clown from The Big Comfy Couch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aly…
The original try-outs of the ill-fated musical Carrie based on the book by Stephen King was riddled with technical problems including a set malfunction with a moving staircase that nearly decapitated actress Barbara Cook who portrayed Margaret. playbill.com/article/onst…
Today I learned: Vampira creator and actress Nurmi Maila wanted black actress Lola Falana to replace her in the 80’s revival. She pulled out when actress Cassandra Peterson was cast without her permission. dreadcentral.com/news/315…
Actress Dorothy Gibson, who was aboard the Titanic and survived, starred in a film called "Saved From the Titanic," which was released just one month after the ship sank. insider.com/titanic-secre…
When Academy Award-winning actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco - becoming Princess Grace of Monaco - the religious ceremony took only 15 minutes, but the following recitation of the 142 royal titles acquired by Kelly took another 25 minutes goodhousekeeping.com/life…
The actress who portrayed Queen Elsa in season 4 of Once Upon A Time kept the eyelashes she wore each day of filming and then sold them as artwork for charity. worthpoint.com/worthopedi…
The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz wore extremely toxic paint to make her face green. It contained high levels of copper. The actress, Margaret Hamilton, had to be on a strict liquid diet while filming due to this. doyouremember.com/98597/i…
With Aliens (1986), Sigourney Weaver received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and although she did not win, it was considered a landmark nomination for an actress to be considered for a science-fiction/horror film, a genre which previously was given little recognition en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin, John Hinckley Jr., carried out the attack because he wanted to impress actress Jodie Foster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
"Maris," the famous unseen character on the sitcom Frasier, was originally only going to off camera for a few episodes, but the increasing absurdity in which she was described forced the show into a box; they couldn't find an actress to meet the character's odd physical description. yahoo.com/entertainment/w…
In 1986 an actress died to an audience's applause while she acted out her death onstage latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Cartoon character Betty Boop was a complete visual and vocal copy of singer/actress Helen Kane, AKA the "Boop Boop a Doop girl." Kane sued over theft of her image but lost when it was discovered she had copied her own act from a Harlem jazz singer, Baby Esther. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
In 1987 dancer/actress Juliette Prowse was mauled by the same 80-pound leopard on two separate occasions: the first time while filming a scene for Circus of the Stars, then later while rehearsing a promotional stunt on The Tonight Show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
The actress who played Tasha Yar on Star Trek TNG, Denise Crosby, is the granddaughter of singer and movie star, Bing Crosby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Gene Siskel hated the original Friday the 13th so much that he spoiled the ending in his review so people wouldn't go see it. He published actress Betsy Palmer's (Mrs. Vorhees) address so people could send her hate mail. fridaythe13thfranchise.co…
The steel bar that hangs from the backs of semi-trailers is often referred to as a β€œMansfield bar” because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made it mandatory for all semi-trucks to be fitted with them after the gruesome death of actress Jayne Mansfield. dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
Today I learned about Valeska Suratt, a popular silent film actress in the early 1900’s, whom there is no known surviving footage of due to a fire in the Fox film vault in 1937 that destroyed every film she was ever in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
Actress and pinup girl Rita Hayworth's face was painted on several atomic bombs tested in the late 1940s without her authorization; when she foud out she flew into a rage and held a press conference announcing she didn't condone this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
American actress Glenn Close was nominated seven times for the Academy Awards, but has not yet earn one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Betty White was originally set to play Blanche and Rue McClanahan was set to play Rose. However, with neither actress wanting to be typecast, Golden Girls producers allowed them to switch parts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
During the making of the 1942 German movie 'The Great Love' unable to find background extras who matched the height of the lead actress Zarah Leander, SS guards were brought in and dressed up as women and used instead. marcuse.faculty.history.u…
Actors in the early silent film era often went uncredited because audiences just didn’t care β€” then, in 1910, actress Mary Pickford became so popular cinemas started specially advertising her films, making her the world’s first movie star britannica.com/biography/…
In 1978 Kim Jong-il kidnapped a South Korean actress and a director to work in his propaganda department. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Mabel Normand was a movie actress, screenwriter, director and producer. She was instrumental in launching Charlie Chaplin's career, had her career tarnished by being associated with a murder (despite not being a suspect) and died at the age of 37 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mab…
The movie 'Salt of the Earth' which is based in a true story of a 15 month-long strike and it was blacklisted by Hollywood because the writer, the director and the producer were alleged members of the Communist party and the actress Rosaura Revueltas was deported for being in this movie, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Because she supported the Civil Rights movement, the FBI created a fake story that actress Jean Seberg had cheated on her husband with a black man, the stress of the fake story caused her to go into labor premature and resulted in the death of her baby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
The game Twister was popularized on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", when Carson played it with actress Eva Gabor, the game was not widely known before this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Anna May Wong, who is widely regarded as the first mainstream Chinese-American actress in Hollywood, auditioned for the role of O-Lan in β€œThe Good Earth,” but did not get the part because the producer tasked with casting did not find her β€œbeautiful enough” for the role. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
'Singin' the Rain' mirrored it's own story in real life. Debbie Reynolds plays a character who records the singing voice for a famous actress (played by Jean Hagan) to lip sync to. In reality, Debbie Reynolds had her voice dubbed over by Jean Hagan for parts of the film. radiotimes.com/news/2016-…
Shelley Duvall was nominated for worst actress at the Razzie Awards 1981 for her role in The Shining en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
The red and white diagonal Jersey of AS Monaco football club has been design by actress Grace Kelly. asmonaco.com/en/hommage-t…
The famous Birkin bag was created following the random encounter of actress Jane Birkin and HermΓ¨s creator Dumas on a plane : she complained about the impracticality of her daily bag without knowing who he was and he then made her a brand new black leather bag that became a fashion symbol en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…

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