-Audrey was fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Italian. Which gave her a great advantage both as an actress and a humanitarian. She was raised bilingually; speaking English and Dutch, which resulted in her[…]
Lucille suffered from ornithophobia, the fear of birds. She felt it came from seeing birds on the windowsill when she was told of her father’s death at the age of four.
All of Doris’ grandparents were German immigrants.
Jean’s mother is seen as the original ‘stage mother’, the modern phrase for a woman who vicariously lives out her own dreams of stardom through her child.
Paul’s father was Ashkenazi Jewish and the son of immigrants from Hungary and Poland. His mother was from an ethnic Slovak family in Hungary.
She used to call her daughter ‘the child’ and shaved years off her age for publicity purposes, causing her daughter much confusion as to what her actual age was.
His role models as a young actor were Douglas Fairbanks and John Barrymore.
Ava’s oldest brother Raymond was killed when a rifle shell exploded when he was only sixteen months old.
Frank’s eardrum was punctured at birth, causing some hearing problems. This worsened when he got older and suffered age-related intermittent hearing problems, something he was very sensitive about.
He was head male cheerleader at Princeton.
Katharine was a natural red head.
She got her first job at the age of six selling newspapers
When he was a kid, everybody called him Bud. Close friends and family would continue to do so throughout his life.
Judy was less than 5ft. tall
Clark Gable was accidentally listed as a female on his birth certificate.
His mother Maud was a militant woman suffragist. She was also a very successful commercial illustrator, some years she made more money than her husband, a cardiopulmonary surgeon.
When Grace was a child her favorite actors were Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotton.
In high school, James was a star basketball player.
Although Marilyn was born as Norma Jeane, she legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in 1956.
Cary did most of his own stunts during his film career, thanks to the strength and flexibility he gained as an acrobat when he was young.