Urban legends about actors and actresses.

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.

Barrymore, John:
Yellow bullet John Barrymore once pulled a risque screen test prank on John Carradine.

Blanc, Mel:
Red bullet Mel Blanc was allergic to carrots.

Bogart, Humphrey:
Red bullet A drawing of Humphrey Bogart was the model for the Gerber Baby.
Green bullet Humphrey Bogart was born on Christmas Day.

Bow, Clara:
Red bullet Clara Bow serviced the entire USC football team during orgies.

Chaplin, Charlie:
Green bullet Charles Chaplin's remains were stolen and held for ransom.

Cody, Iron Eyes:
Red bullet Iron Eyes Cody was an Indian.

Costner, Kevin:
Red bullet 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.

Craig, Daniel:
red bullet James Bond actor Daniel Craig gets free Aston Martin cars for life.

Curtis, Jamie Lee:
Yellow bullet Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite.

Davis, Bette:
Red bullet 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.

Dean, James:
White bullet James Dean's Porsche Spyder kept on killing long after his fatal accident.*

Eastwood, Clint:
Red bullet Actor Clint Eastwood is the son of comic Stan Laurel.

Fonda, Jane:
Multi-colored bullet Jane Fonda betrayed U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War.*
Red bullet Jane Fonda and her then husband Ted Turner were refused service in a restaurant run by a Vietnam War veteran.

Fox, Michael J:
Red bullet Michael J. Fox's middle name is Jello.

Gable, Clark:
Yellow bullet Clark Gable's bare-chested appearance in the 1934 film It Happened One Night led to a dramatic decline in undershirt sales.
Red bullet 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.

Hanks, Tom:
Red bullet The father of actor Tom Hanks was the lead singer of the musical group The Diamonds.

Heder, Jon:
Red bullet Jon Heder, star of the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite, died in a car crash or from a drug overdose.

Hepburn, Audrey:
Red bullet Audrey Hepburn penned a pithy list of beauty tips.*

Hudson, Rock:
Red bullet Jim Nabors and Rock Hudson married each other.

Keaton, Buster:
Red bullet Silent film star Buster Keaton was contractually precluded from smiling on-screen.

Lee, Brandon:
Red bullet The scene in which Brandon Lee was fatally wounded was left in the final cut of The Crow.

Lohan, Lindsay:
Yellow bullet Account describes woman's finding wallet belonging to actress Lindsay Lohan.

Lopez, Jennifer:
Red bullet 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."

Lucci, Susan:
Red bullet Actress Susan Lucci is the daughter of comedienne Phyllis Diller.

Mansfield, Jayne:
Red bullet The car crash that killed Jayne Mansfield also decapitated her.

Marx, Harpo:
Red bullet Adolph "Harpo" Marx changed his name to Arthur to avoid an association with Adolph Hitler.

Matthau, Walter:
Red bullet Actor Walter Matthau was born 'Walter Matuschanskyayasky.'

Monroe, Marilyn:
Multi-colored bullet Marilyn Monroe wore a size 16 dress.
Red bullet Marilyn Monroe had six toes on each foot.
Red bullet Marilyn Monroe was the model for Tinker Bell in Disney's version of Peter Pan.*

Nicholson, Jack:
Green bullet The woman Jack Nicholson thought to be his sister turned out to be his mother.

Reagan, Ronald:
Red bullet Ronald Reagan was the actor originally selected to play the role of Rick Blaine in Casablanca.*

Robinson, Edward G.:
Red bullet Edward G. Robinson funded the French Resistance in World War II.

Stallone, Sylvester:
Green bullet Sylvester Stallone once starred in a porn film.

Stewart, Kristen:
Red bullet Actress Kristen Stewart trashed the military and defended terrorists during an October 2014 interview.

Tomei, Marisa:
Red bullet Marisa Tomei won an Academy Award because presenter Jack Palance announced the wrong name.

Valentino, Rudolph:
Red bullet Rudolph Valentino died from eating food prepared in aluminum cookware.

Wayne, John:
Red bullet John Wayne was brought to Jesus thanks to a note from an evangelist's injured teenage daughter.*

Zadora, Pia:
Red bullet 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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