He Killed Her
Back in the 40’s and 50’s there was an actress.
B list probably.
I am probably being generous with that ranking.
The thing is though, she was always on the arm of actors much higher on the list so it brought her up higher than her career would probably deserve.
When she was 15 and 16 she was pimped out by her mom.
To escape that she got married for a few months before heading out to Los Angeles. By my count she had affairs with about 25 married men.
Hey, and she was married during a lot of those too.
At least two of the men were A+ listers and are still considered A+ list decades after their deaths.
She lost out on a part to Marilyn Monroe.
It came down to Marilyn and herself.
If she had landed that role, maybe her life would have turned out differently.
She co-starred opposite several permanent A+ listers.
Her movie career kind of stopped when she became a full-time mistress.
One of the permanent A+ listers had to endure a magazine expose on the affair because she felt he was being cheap with her.
She would have sex with a married man and the next day sell the story to a tabloid if he didn’t pay.
Anyway, she fell in love with a fellow actor.
She was engaged to an A lister who was an Academy Award winner/nominee so the couple agreed to keep their affair quiet.
Then one day, she decided not to keep it a secret because she needed some money for drugs and his wife trashed him in public and the A lister used his considerable influence to have the actor blackballed so he never landed anything other than a bit part again.
Our blackballed actor never forgave the actress.
A decade past this, the actress was working as a hustler and working the streets 15 minutes at a time.
Our actor picked her up for a paid date.
He poisoned her and within a week she was dead at her parent’s house.
Actress: Barbara Payton
A lister: Franchot Tone
Blackballed actor: Tom Neal