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Jean Harlow
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    (March 3, 1911-June 7, 1937)
    Birth name is Harlean Harlow Carpenter
    Appeared in 'Hell's Angels (1930),' 'Public Enemy,' 'The (1931),' 'Platinum Blonde (1931),' 'Red Dust (1932),' 'Dinner at Eight (1933),' 'Bombshell (1933),' 'Girl from Missouri,' 'The (1934),' 'Reckless (1935),' 'Libeled Lady (1936)' and 'Saratoga (1937)'
    Her nickname was 'The Blonde Bombshell'
    She smoked.
    She was twice divorced.
    Her famous platinum blonde hair was actuality bottle-fed.
    She refered to herself in the third person.
    She refused the blond female lead in King Kong (1933), as well as the female lead in the Todd Browning cult-classic Freaks (1932).
    She was superstitious. She always wore a 'lucky' ankle chain on her left leg (visible in some films if you look closely). She had a 'lucky' mirror in her dressing room. She wouldn't leave the room without first looking at it.
    She didn't wear underwear.
    She married at fifteen.
    She died of uremic poisoning brought on by acute nephritis when she was only twenty-six.
    She ranked #10 in Playboy's Sex Stars of the Century.
    She ranked #22 on the American Film Institute's '100 Years, 100 Legends' list (June, 1999).
    She was the very first film actress to grace the cover of LIFE magazine (May, 1937).
    Marilyn Monroe, idolized her.
    Her final film Saratoga (1937) became the highest grossing film of 1937 and set all-time house records, due almost entirely to Harlow's untimely death.
    Clark Gable described her as 'the bravest girl I ever met.'
    She posed nude at seventeen.

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