Source: Mr. X via Crazy Days and Nights
Before she was famous, this future A++ list actress and Oscar winner/nominee was hoofing it up on Broadway in the chorus line of a second rate revue.
She was also making ends meet by prostituting herself to shady men who lived near the apartment she was renting out.
Her pimp was psychically and mentally abusive towards her and one night she had enough. She was determined to get rid of him for good, so she ran him over with her car… killing him.
The landlady called the police and our future star spent the night in jail, but was eventually released after she told the cops that he was drunk and she had no other choice but to run him over (phew!)
Fast forward a year and she has a new alias and she’s under contract to the studio she would call home for a few decades.
Magically, her arrest record disappeared after some money exchanged hands.
Born “Lucille Fay LeSueur”
She May Have Killed Her Husband
In the aftermath of Mommie Dearest, Christina added a new sin to Joan’s reputation: Murder. According to Christina, Joan’s fourth husband Alfred Steele didn’t pass from a heart attack. The family found him at the bottom of a flight of stairs, and there was apparently no autopsy. Without explicitly calling Joan out, Christina said, “I didn’t believe it was an accident…I know what Mommie was capable of in a state of rage.” – Source
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