In 1937, dancer Patricia Douglas was brutally assaulted at an MGM party. Instead of bartering her silence for a studio contract or cash, Douglas went public with her story and filed a landmark lawsuit. The studio covered up the crime and destroyed her life. vanityfair.com/news/2003/…
Former Manson family member and convicted murderer Patricia Krenwinkel is the longest-serving female inmate in California's correctional system. latimes.com/local/lanow/l…
Today I learned about Canadian serial killer Gilbert Paul Jordan aka The Boozing Barber who killed 8-10 aboriginal women by forcing them to drink lethal quantities of alcohol. One of his victims, Patricia Andrew, had a blood alcohol level at 0.79. Jordan also drank at least 50 oz of vodka each day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil…
Today I learned of Patricia Stallings who allegedly poisoned her son with antifreeze and the child died. She had another baby in prison that went to Foster care. The baby had identical symptoms of poisoning however it was determined that both children actually had a genetic disorder. She was later exonerated. law.umich.edu/special/exo…
Known for her tense thrillers such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, novelist Patricia Highsmith preferred snails to people. wisegeek.com/which-writer…
2015's Hurricane Patricia was the most intense hurricane on record in terms of wind speed (over 300km/h) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur…
James Gandolfini was cast in his role as the mobster in True Romance because Tom Sizemore didn't want to beat Patricia Arquette on screen. This was one of his first big parts before he went on to star in his iconic role as Tony Soprano. film.avclub.com/tom-sizem…
Novelist Patricia Highsmith kept about 300 snails as pets. She carried them in her handbag to parties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Dr. Patricia Bath restored sight to millions of people suffering from cataracts thanks to her invention of the the Laserphaco Probe. Among her multiple firsts - first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent. biography.com/people/patr…
Matt Patricia is the only rocket scientist coaching in the NFL. Before coaching, he was a working aeronautical engineer who graduated from RPI: a school whose fight song includes "sin", "cosine" and "tangent", as well as six digits of pi. si.com/nfl/2018/01/23/mat…
Today I learned of Patricia O'Grady, an actress who lived for decades in a New York City apartment for $28.43 a month before being fatally struck by a car. cnn.com/2018/05/14/us/new…
Gary Oldman played the dwarf twin of Matthew McConaughey in the 2003 film "Tiptoes" by acting while on his knees. The movie is considered a wildly insensitive failure, and starred 3 Oscar-winners (Oldman, McConaughey, and Patricia Arquette) and 3-time Emmy-winner Peter Dinklage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip…
A woman named Patricia found out that her half-sister was Oprah Winfrey in 2010 by finding out her real mother's name and the same day seeing her in a news story connected to Oprah youtube.com/watch?v=ZsvtC…
Today I learned of Patricia Stallings, convicted of the murder of her infant son (antifreeze poisoning) and sentenced to life in prison. Biochemists W. Sly, J. Shoemaker, and P. Rinaldo investigated her case and found that her son died of methylmalonic acidemia. The prosecutors dropped the case in 1991. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Leonard Nimoy directed a movie that featured 25-year-old Patricia Arquette marrying 12-year-old Joseph Gordon-Levitt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
In 1937, MGM covered up the brutal rape of dancer Patricia Douglas and ruined her reputation and her life vanityfair.com/fame/featu…
A California court awarded $6.7 million to a Patricia Behr after a man lied about his herpes infection and spread the infection to her. Herpes is a lifelong disease with no cure. abcnews.go.com/US/califor…
Today I learned of wildlife biologist Patricia Wyman, who was killed by wolves on her third day of work en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Crime author Patricia Cornwall's lesbian affair with an FBI agent led to a pastor being held hostage and the agent held at gunpoint, by none other than her husband FBI agent Gene Bennett. mailonsunday.co.uk/femail…
After Patricia Mullen - a severely obese Chicago-area woman - died in 1996, police officers dispatched to her house are alleged to have mocked Patricia's size, eaten the food in her fridge, played her Nintendo, and dragged her body to a waiting truck by the ankles while her family watched dimensionsmagazine.com/di…
2015's Hurricane Patricia achieved 215 mph (346km/h) winds, the fastest recorded wind speeds of any tropical system in history and equivalent to an EF-5 tornado weather.com/storms/hurric…
Novelist Patricia Cornwell destroyed a Walter Sickert painting to prove that the artist was Jack the Ripper... her efforts were met with derision en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Today I learned of Patricia Chesher, who disappeared in 1969, but search for her continued till at least 2013. charleyproject.org/cases/…
Patricia Velsaquez who starred in 'The Mummy' and 'The Mummy Returns' as Anck-Su-Namun, is the world's first openly lesbian Latina supermodel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Writer Patricia Highsmith (Talented Mr. Ripley, et al) bred snails in her garden and once attended a cocktail party with 100 in her purse as her companions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Patricia Routledge left Keeping Up Appearances because she didn't want to be remembered as "the bucket woman." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kee…
The first woman to play American Football, Patricia Palinkas, was a placekick holder for her husband in 1970, and she almost had her neck broken by a male opponent on her first play for β€œmaking folly with a man's game” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
The film "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" made only $45,350 in the US, despite starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Patricia Arquette and being directed by Roman Coppola en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_G…
One of Canada's force infantry regiments is named after a girl, Princess Patricia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
The crime fiction author Patricia Cornwell was called "monstrously stupid" by the curator of a British museum for destroying a painting by Walter Sickert in search of proof he was Jack the Ripper en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
The name Mary is by far the most popular girl's name of the past century (as in 2.3x as popular as the second on the list - Patricia) ssa.gov/oact/babynames/de…
Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell bought and allegedly destroyed a painting by Victorian Post-Impressionist Walter Sickert in order to prove that he was Jack the Ripper en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_…
The lips that sing "Science Fiction/Double Feature" in Rocky Horror Picture Show belong to Magenta (Patricia Quinn), but the voice belongs to Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci…

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