Old Hollywood – The Curse
This foreign born mostly movie actor was B+ listish.
He was also closeted.
He used several actresses as beards, including a bisexual Broadway star who was also A-/B+ list and considered a curse to those who slept with her.
Our actor was sleeping with the closeted gay husband of the Broadway star.
The closeted gay husband was an heir to millions of dollars. They arranged a lavender marriage to hide from his conservative southern family that he was gay.
When the gay husband threatened to leave his wife and move in with the actor, our actress claimed she was pregnant.
She then called up some of her mafia connections, including Bugsy Siegel, to put a hit out on her husband, who was murdered.
On a side note, she then started sleeping with the younger brother of the husband she had murdered.
He later died of a drug overdose.
As for our actor?
He was killed in an accident.
She was quite the curse.
Broadway star: Libby Holman (was an American torch singer and stage actress who also achieved notoriety for her complex and unconventional personal life)
Louisa d’Andelot Carpenter (was a du Pont heiress, Jazz Age socialite and aviator. Carpenter was to play a significant part throughout Holman’s lifetime. They raised their children and lived together and were openly accepted by their theater companions. She scandalized some by dating much younger men, such as fellow American actor Montgomery Clift, whom she mentored.)
Jeanne Eagels (was an American stage and film actress)
Jane Bowles (was an American writer and playwright)
First husband: Zachary Smith Reynolds (m. 1931–1932) – was an American amateur aviator and younger son of R. J. Reynolds.
Second husband: Ralph Holmes (m. 1939–1945) – The American stage and film actor Ralph “Rafe” Holmes was the son of the actors Taylor Holmes and Edna Phillips and the brother of actor Phillip Holmes. He is best remembered for being the second husband of legendary torch singer Libby Holman, who became a millionairess when a million dollars was a million dollars after her first husband, R. J. Reynolds tobacco heir Zachary Smith Reynolds, shot himself to death in 1932 after an argument with her. Holmes, too, killed himself, as did Holman in 1971.
Third husband: Louis Schanker (m. 1960–1971) – was an American abstract artist born in 1903
Foreign born movie actor: Montgomery Clift
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Long Suicide of Montgomery Clift
He had a close friendship with a woman named Myra Letts, whom the gossip columnists tried arduously to frame as a love interest. But Clift’s rebuttal was firm, emphasizing that they were neither in love nor engaged—they’d known each other for 10 years, she helped him with his work, and “those romantic rumors are embarrassing to both of us.” He was also close with stage actress Libby Holman, 16 years his senior, who had become a notorious feature in the gossip columns following the suspicious death of her wealthy husband, rumors of lesbianism, and her general practice of dating younger men. Clift was so protective of Holman that when offered the plum role of the male lead in Sunset Boulevard, he turned it down—reportedly to avoid any suggestion that Libby Holman was his own delusional Norma Desmond, using a handsome young man to pursue her lost stardom.
Clift was unperturbed by his apparent lack of a love life: he told the press that he would get married when he met a girl he wanted to marry; in the meantime, he was “playing the field.” When another columnist asked him if he had any hobbies, he replied, “Yes, women.” But as the years passed, it became more and more clear that Clift wasn’t just picky. He was, at least in the press, something approaching asexual—the title of a Motion Picture article, “authored” by Clift, declared simply, “I Like It Lonely!”
The unspoken truth was that Clift was gay. The revelation of his sexuality did not emerge until the 70s, when two high-profile biographers, one endorsed by his close confidants, revealed as much, rendering him a gay icon within the span of two years. Today, it’s impossible to know the specifics of Clift’s sexuality: his brother, Brooks, would later claim that his brother was bisexual, while various writings from within Hollywood indicate that Clift’s sexuality wasn’t entirely a secret. – Source