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1.) She was born Monetta Eloyse Darnall in Dallas, TX in 1923. 

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3.) She was married three times and adopted a daughter.

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4.)  She starred in a movie called "Stardust", which  closely resembles her own life in Texas, and her dreaming of becoming a Hollywood star.

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5.) She died in 1965 from burns she received as a result of a house fire, after falling asleep smoking a cigarette after watching her film "STAR DUST" on television.

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6.)  One of her favorite and most frequent co-stars was Tyrone Power.  She especially enjoyed the filming of the dance the two of them did in 'Mark of Zorro".

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10.) She's buried in Union Hill Cemetery in Chester County Pennsylvania.

 

Next: JANE WYMAN

 

1.) She was the first wife of Ronald Reagan (1940-1948)

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3.) She was born Sarah Jane Mayfield in St. Joseph, MO. 

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4. Wyman was the first person in the sound era to win an Academy Award for playing a character who does not speak a line of dialogue. She received the 1948 Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a deaf-mute in "Johnny Belinda."

 

Note: There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that a tipsy Dean Martin once encountered actor Robert Wagner wearing a "Prince Valiant" costume and wig -- and thought he was talking to Wyman.

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5.) She was the mother of daughter, Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (born 1941) and son Michael Edward Reagan (adopted 1945). 

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6.)  It is said that she gave the shortest acceptance speech on record when she won the Oscar for "Johnny Belinda."

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7.) She appeared in five films with Ronald Reagan ("BROTHER RAT" ('38), "BROTHER RAT AND A BABY" ('40), "AN ANGEL FROM TEXAS" ('40), "TUGBOAT ANNIE SAILS AGAIN" ('40) and "IT'S A GREAT FEELING" ('49), the last one after their divorce.

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9.) She has two stars on "HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME" one for movies, one for television.

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10.)  Although she received many Oscar nominations, she only won once.

 

 

Next:   Robert Taylor

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1.) He was born Spangler Arlington Brugh in Filly NE.

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5.) Gov. Ronald Reagan, who was a friend of his delivered Taylor's eulogy on June 11, 1969.

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6. When Reagan became governor of California in 1966, Taylor succeeded him as the host and occasional star of the syndicated television series "Death Valley Days." After Taylor's death in 1969, Dale Robertson took over as host.

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