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Which celeb hit Skid Row the hardest?

by Anonymousreply 12412/08/2013

Michael Nader

by Anonymousreply 107/18/2011

Frances Farmer

by Anonymousreply 207/18/2011

Susan Lucci

by Anonymousreply 307/18/2011

You'll reach a point, where you will exhale%0D %0D Although I'm still inhaling.%0D %0D Baby, I hit the wall and hit it hard.

by Anonymousreply 407/18/2011

Tom Sizemore.

by Anonymousreply 507/18/2011

Scotty Beckett%0D %0D See imdb page

by Anonymousreply 607/18/2011

Beckett, Jane Powell, and the breathtaking 16 year old (she looks 30) Elizabeth Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 707/18/2011

Corey Haim

by Anonymousreply 807/18/2011

I think his name was Brad Renfro? He hit the skids pretty hard.

by Anonymousreply 907/18/2011

Lindsay Lohan. "Mean Girls" could have catapulted her into stardom, but instead it flung her into a crackhouse.

by Anonymousreply 1007/18/2011

Barbara Payton owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 1107/18/2011

R11 beat me to it. She became a prostitute--and not the "high class" variety.

by Anonymousreply 1207/18/2011

Janie Lyn owns this thread. He's banging dataloungers last I heard.

by Anonymousreply 1307/18/2011

How about that girl in the "Thriller" vid? She wound up with a bad crack habit and who knows what else?

A long time ago there was a child actor named Bobby Driscoll, he did a whole bunch of Disney stuff and then sadly grew up. Wound up dead in an abandoned building in NYC from a drug OD. He was buried in a Potter's Field type of cemetery because noone could ID the body. Finally, he was identified and reburied in the family plot.

by Anonymousreply 1407/18/2011

[quote]A long time ago there was a child actor named Bobby Driscoll, he did a whole bunch of Disney stuff and then sadly grew up. Wound up dead in an abandoned building in NYC from a drug OD. He was buried in a Potter's Field type of cemetery because noone could ID the body. Finally, he was identified and reburied in the family plot.

The Albanians did it.

by Anonymousreply 1507/18/2011

Veronica Lake

by Anonymousreply 1607/18/2011

R14, wasn't that Scotty Beckett? %0D %0D I agree with the posters in this thread who stated Babra Peyton and Scotty Beckett Big Time! %0D %0D Barbara Payton was so sadly used in Hollywood that it was despicable. I think James Cagney discovered her and they had an affair together. Eventually She became Bob Hope's mistress and he set her up with an apartment etc. However, once he was done with her, he dumped her out on the street. She had sex with a lot of actors in Hollywood. I think eventually she wound up as a street hooker, and her body was eventually found dead on the street facedown. It is an extremely sad story. There was a biography written about her. %0D %0D %0D I think Marilyn Monroe should be in this thread. She was so used and taken advantage of that it was completely heartless. I think Marilyn is similar to Barbara Payton in a sense because they were both badly used by men and thrown away. There was an FBI file that has been recently declassified which indicates Frank Sinatra, Bobby Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy checked into the Carlyle Hotel in New York and Marilyn was the only woman in the room. Someone said, well maybe she wanted to be there. That is complete BS. Frank Sinatra knew that Marilyn was a very vulnerable person who could easily be used like a piece of toilet paper because she had very low self-esteem. I think Frank Sinatra and the Kennedys were pure filthy pigs and complete assholes!%0D %0D %0D

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by Anonymousreply 1907/18/2011

Gail Russell lived a short, sad life.

by Anonymousreply 2007/18/2011

I can think of a couple...%0D %0D Dana Plato%0D %0D Jeff Conaway%0D %0D Whitney Houston%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2107/18/2011

Jayne Mansfield. Except when she hit the skids, her skull was crushed.

by Anonymousreply 2207/18/2011

The dad from Alf - forget his name%0D %0D %0D %0D He was busted by one of the tabloids exchanging sex for crack!%0D %0D %0D %0D Sitcom dad to crack whore is a pretty bizarre career trajectory

by Anonymousreply 2307/18/2011

He combed area rug fringe when nobody was looking, R23.

by Anonymousreply 2407/18/2011

Does River Phoenix count?

I mean, he was still pretty high on the Hollywood hog when he died but he was still spiraling into a personal hell.

If he didn't die then, he would have died sooner rather than later.

by Anonymousreply 2507/18/2011

Whoever's fucking Marilyn Manson at the moment.

by Anonymousreply 2607/18/2011

Here are some that went from stardom to obscurity and/or bankruptcy:%0D %0D Judy Garland%0D %0D Frances Farmer%0D %0D Fatty Arbuckle%0D %0D Carrie Snodgrass%0D %0D Louise Brooks%0D %0D Bobby Driscoll%0D %0D Carl Switzer%0D %0D Anissa Jones%0D %0D Dana Plato %0D %0D Gary Coleman%0D %0D Robert Blake%0D %0D Jayne Mansfield%0D %0D Veronica Lake%0D %0D Lena Zavaroni%0D %0D John Gilbert

by Anonymousreply 2707/19/2011

O.J. Simpson

by Anonymousreply 2807/19/2011

"A long time ago there was a child actor named Bobby Driscoll, he did a whole bunch of Disney stuff and then sadly grew up. Wound up dead in an abandoned building in NYC from a drug OD. He was buried in a Potter's Field type of cemetery because noone could ID the body. Finally, he was identified and reburied in the family plot."%0D %0D Didn't they do this story on L&O: CI, except the child story drove an ice cream truck from which he sold knock off DVDs?

by Anonymousreply 2907/19/2011

Another for Brad Renfro - literally hit skid row. He was found dead in the skid row neighborhood in downtown LA.

by Anonymousreply 3007/19/2011

Veronica Lake was working as a barmaid only about 10 years after peaking as a leading lady

by Anonymousreply 3107/19/2011

Bobby Driscoll

by Anonymousreply 3207/19/2011

[quote]Here are some that went from stardom to obscurity and/or bankruptcy: Judy Garland

Judy never became obscure. Did she become bankrupt? I remember she had terrible trouble with the IRS for back taxes, but I don't remember her going bankrupt.

by Anonymousreply 3307/19/2011

Neely O'Hara.

One day she's singing like a bird and being declared younger than springtime and twice as exciting in VOGUE; then she's drummed out of Hollywood and sounding like a frog.

by Anonymousreply 3407/19/2011

R34 - lol.

by Anonymousreply 3507/19/2011

Louise Brooks, one of the loveliest actresses of her generation, was selling gloves in Macy's after a few years in the biz. There were also rumors of her escorting.

by Anonymousreply 3607/19/2011

Paula Prentiss had a sister named Ann (who was also an actress) and she really went out horribly. %0D %0D Gal died in prison and everything. %0D %0D Here is a cut and paste from what I am linking to...%0D %0D She was born Ann Ragusa and had pretty regular TV work in the Sixties, plus bit parts in a few other films. What is most amazing about reading her bios and obits, though, is that she died on January 12th of this year in prison at the age of 69, serving a 19-year sentence for having solicited the murder of her father and her brother-in-law, Richard Benjamin. The conviction was also for %E2%80%9Cmaking terrorist threats, assault with a firearm, and battery.%E2%80%9D I%E2%80%99m not sure which family member she battered, but this is quite a surprise, as Benjamin and Paula Prentiss have had one of Hollywood%E2%80%99s longer-lasting, quieter marriages over the past few decades. Ann was apparently not the shy, retiring type.%0D

by Anonymousreply 3707/19/2011

"Judy never became obscure. Did she become bankrupt? I remember she had terrible trouble with the IRS for back taxes, but I don't remember her going bankrupt."%0D %0D She was bankrupt more than once during her career. She could never hold onto money. She usually let other people make business decisions for her and it almost always turned out very badly. She lost her house to foreclosure; she was virtually homeless, and once spent three weeks sleeping on the floor at the apartment of some friends of Liza's. She had custody of Lorna and Joey, and didn't even have enough money to keep food in the house. At the time of her death she was 4 million dollars in debt. One of the biggest stars in Hollywood and she ended up broke, several times. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3807/19/2011

Natasha Leon

by Anonymousreply 3907/19/2011

Dana Plato gets my vote for saddest hard-luck story. Aside from the general story of her downward spiral post-[italic]Diff'rent Strokes,[/italic] she too was rumored to have worked as a street hooker; she lived out of her RV for a time; she was utterly humiliated on Howard Stern the day before she killed herself; her death was commercially exploited (remember [italic]Dana Plato's Last Breath[/italic]?); and her son, who never got over losing his mom, offed himself on the 10th anniversary of her suicide.

by Anonymousreply 4007/19/2011

Great thread. I heard michael j pollard was living in a car and is homeless. He was a big actor in 60's and 70's

by Anonymousreply 4107/19/2011

Holy shit I did not hear that Dana Plato's son had killed himself last year. How awful for that family.

by Anonymousreply 4207/19/2011

Betty Hutton went from stardom to living in a rectory where she housekept for the priests. %0D %0D Gene Tierney wound up working in some kind of store, after one of her breakdowns, I think.%0D %0D Let's not forget Hedy Lamarr, who lived in Florida and shoplifted petty items in her waning years.%0D %0D I think a lot of former "stars" are living very plain, ordinary lives and to them, it may feel like they've hit the skids.

by Anonymousreply 4307/19/2011

Goodness r23! His name was Max Wright, and how the hell did I miss this story?

by Anonymousreply 4407/19/2011

Poor Marilyn. She thought that all she had to offer men was sex. According to a book I read about her, she never really enjoyed it that much. Did it because it was expected of her. The men got to brag about bagging Marilyn Monroe. There are stories of Marilyn randomly fucking guys at parties and even the workmen who were doing work at her house. Not unlike Vivien Leigh when she was in one of her manic states.

by Anonymousreply 4507/19/2011

GREAT thread.

I think Barbara Payton was and is #1, but close behind her is her sometime-boyfriend Tom Neal, best remembered for his starring role in "Detour" and other films noir.

Neal grew up wealthy and good-looking, becoming a college boxer while getting a law degree from Harvard.

Booze and Barbara combined to undo him. He was arrested for attacking the very popular Franchot Tone (one of Payton's other boyfriends) and subsequently drummed out of Hollywood.

By the 1960s, the Harvard-trained lawyer and movie star was working as a gardener. He ended up shooting his wife in the head and was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter. When he was released from prison, he dropped dead of a heart attack. His life was a film noir.

by Anonymousreply 4607/19/2011

Bobby Sherman, Rent-A-Cop

He used to be so dreamy!

by Anonymousreply 4707/19/2011

I was so busy with a tent-ful of young gentlemen that I forgot to post the link!

by Anonymousreply 4807/19/2011

[quote]she was utterly humiliated on Howard Stern the day before she killed herself

Details please?

by Anonymousreply 4907/19/2011

Glenn, dear--If starting threads like this will make you feel better about being on a channel that is beneath basic cable, I'm all for it!

by Anonymousreply 5007/19/2011


by Anonymousreply 5107/19/2011

I read that book about James Dean but I think it fits River Phoenix more than anyone...or Lindsey Lohan.

by Anonymousreply 5207/19/2011

R49: The interview is up on YouTube in four parts -- here's the first:

by Anonymousreply 5307/19/2011

Rodney Harvey

by Anonymousreply 5407/19/2011

Dana Plato was like Casey Anthony. She was bever going to make it...she was born a fuck-up and would always be a fuck-up.

by Anonymousreply 5507/19/2011

I certainly don't view soemone who does honest work for a living as "hitting the skids." It's unfortunate that many burn through the money, or were so bad to begin with they could not find more work...but working as a cop, sales clerk, etc. is much better than doing drugs or ending up in prison...or ending up dead.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 5607/19/2011

I agree. At this point, ANY job is a good job.

by Anonymousreply 5707/19/2011

I didn't know Plato's son killed himself. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 5807/19/2011

Natasha Lyonne

by Anonymousreply 5907/19/2011

Jan Michael Vincent.

by Anonymousreply 6007/19/2011

Leonard Whiting from Romeo and Juliet, 1968 - and some other young actors Franco Zeffirelli cast, and then they disappeared.

What about Charlie Sheen, does he count? Or is he too rich, like Mel Gibson, to count as a total loser now? They certainly destroyed their reputations and I'd assume their careers - and Charlie's not that old a man, is he?

Troy Donahue, Sandra Dee, James Caan, Bela Legosi, Bette Davis, yes poor Marilyn, Madonna?, Whitney Houston, Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Emmy Lou Harris (he once said all her fans must have died), Timothy Dalton, Gary Busey, Elvis and Michael Jackson, everybody playing in Branson, Missouri -- God there must be thousands. Nearly all of them? I think a shorter list would be the ones who haven't crashed and burned.

Burt Reynolds once said anybody can make it once. It's the ones who can make a come-back that really ARE somebody. But I imagine he fits on the list now - thought at a certain age, would you even count as a failure?

by Anonymousreply 6107/19/2011

How about the 4 Crosby boys? Bing's sons tried it as a singing group, but never really made it past being guests on their Father's shows. Gary made some movies, but that didn't lead to any kind of stardom. He is known mostly for trashing Der Bingle, a la "Mommie Dearest" after Bing kicked it.

They are all dead now, two by suicide with shotguns, one heart attack and one with cancer. Plus, alcohol was a big factor in all of their lives.

Bing's second family is doing fine.

by Anonymousreply 6207/19/2011

Bette Davis never "hit the skids." She was really fucked up but she remained a star until the end. %0D %0D James Caan still works. Like Davis, he is plenty fucked up, but still works. %0D %0D Janis Ian and Emmylou Harris and Joni Mitchell? They're all alive and well, touring and recording. At least Harris and Ian are; Mitchell does projects when she wants to, but she tends to rest on her considerable laurels. Plus she's set for life and doesn't have to work.

by Anonymousreply 6307/19/2011

Thanks for posting the Max Wright story, r48%0D %0D %0D %0D Damn, that is SORDID.

by Anonymousreply 6407/20/2011

The witch that came (the withered hag) To wash the steps with pail and rag Was once the beauty Abishag,

The picture pride of Hollywood. Too many fall from great and good For you to doubt the likelihood.

by Anonymousreply 6507/20/2011

Catherine of Aragon

by Anonymousreply 6607/20/2011

Gene Tierney had to work at the counter in a Kansas department store after her big nervous breakdown. But then she had a mini-comeback and did ADVISE & CONSENT. among other things.

by Anonymousreply 6707/20/2011

[italic]That Max Wright page has a fascinating comment added by someone claiming to be a bartender:[/italic]%0D %0D I am a professional bartender and at times I get lucky and work some pretty big celebrity parties. Well, about 5 years ago I got to do a who's who Hollywood director, producer and writer party. Max Wright's story of how he was on top of the world and lost it all. %0D %0D I was working the bar and apparently a couple of Hollywood big wigs kept slamming shots and were trading these Hollywood horror stories. %0D %0D Apparently, Barry Williams went partying with Max Wright and they got a hotel room and Barry passed out. Well, when he woke up Max Wright was mounting Barry and had an elaborate video set-up and was camcording the whole sexual escapade. %0D %0D Barry got pissed off after Max Wright finished off on Barry's back. Well, old Max fired up his crack pipe and shared it with Barry and calmed him down so guess what Barry passed out again. %0D %0D Well, Barry wakes up again and now there is a homeless guy mounting him from behind with Max Wright mounting the homeless guy in some crazy daisy-chain with Barry as the bottom man and the homeless guy in the middle. Barry gets pissed and starts yelling at Max Wright, but old Max says, "It's o.k. he's a former 70's gay porn star named Ramon." So the homeless guy finishes off in Barry. Then Max Wright finishes off in Barry's face for a video money shot. %0D %0D Well, the video ended there because Barry ran out of the hotel room with his pants around his ankles screaming at Max and Ramon that he was not a "crack whore." %0D %0D Now the one Hollywood big wig said the videotape of the whole ordeal had been uploaded to the internet. The Hollywood big wig said that he saw a crude copy of the videotape for the first time at a party hosted by Richard Simmons the exercise guru years ago. %0D %0D That was all I heard then they both stumbled out to the pool and that was it. I have not watched the Brady Bunch T.V. show since that party I worked. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 6807/20/2011

I'm sorry, but what kind of freak gay or straight fucks a hobo? No sympathy here!

by Anonymousreply 6907/20/2011

Grace Lee Whitney

by Anonymousreply 7007/20/2011

Ton Neal had everything. He was smart and very good-looking, and he had a great body (he was a champion boxer at Northwestern). And to top it all off, he was very smart and had a Harvard law degree. But he had a hair-trigger temper, and he was a huge pussyhound and a jealous one at that. After beating Barbara Payton and divorcing her, he shot his second wife, and then died seven months after getting out of jail for manslaughter.

If he hadn't decided to go to Hollwyood, he would probably have lived to become a very wealthy Chicago lawyer. And if hadn't had such a quick temper, he might have even made it as an actor given his good looks and his talent (he gives a superb performance in DETOUR). But after he became a tabloid fixture for beating up Franchot Tone and getting into constant trouble with Payton in the late 40s, he couldn't get work when he tried a comeback.

by Anonymousreply 7107/20/2011

Bindi Irwin

by Anonymousreply 7207/20/2011

"Bette Davis never "hit the skids." She was really fucked up but she remained a star until the end."%0D %0D Bette Davis does not belong in this thread. She was not rich, but had money left at the end. %0D %0D What you call 'fucked up' was her frail condition as the result of a stroke and brest cancer. It was the latter that killed her. %0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 7307/20/2011

I think you have named many worthy contenders for the title, but I really feel you've left out the obvious winner -- my dearest friend in the world, bless her. My heart just breaks every time I think of how she has ended up in life. So much potential squandered so completely: poor, sweet, sad Glenn.

by Anonymousreply 7407/20/2011

That's so funny R74. I have pains from laughing. You're very inventive - so original.

by Anonymousreply 7507/20/2011

R17 It was Bobby. Scotty ODed in LA about 3 months after Bobby died.

by Anonymousreply 7607/20/2011

R61 needs to take a fucking big powder and relax. Joni Mitchell, on the skids? That offends me...she's fine and still popular, and her importance as a songwriter, guitarist, painter and singer continue to grow. Christ. And Madonna? In what universe is she on skid row?

I hope you were just trolling.

by Anonymousreply 7707/20/2011

Glenn Quinn. Young and good-looking he got a regular role on a very popular tv show, "Roseanne." He ended up broke and homeless. He was found dead of a heroin overdose on a couch in the home of a friend who was letting him crash there for a while.

by Anonymousreply 7807/21/2011

I find that whole Max Wright, Barry Williams story hard to believe. Way too farfetched.

by Anonymousreply 7907/21/2011

Abigail Breslin. You'll see.

by Anonymousreply 8007/21/2011

[quote]I find that whole Max Wright, Barry Williams story hard to believe. Way too farfetched.

Uh-huh. For a minute there I thought I was reading a Bonnie Mace story.

by Anonymousreply 8107/22/2011

Posters like r68 will be the demise of DL.

by Anonymousreply 8207/22/2011

I remember reading the issue about Max Wright.

by Anonymousreply 8307/22/2011

I'd forgotten about Anissa Jones. I've never been able to watch Family Affair since without thinking of what happened to her.

by Anonymousreply 8407/22/2011

"Betty Hutton went from stardom to living in a rectory where she housekept for the priests."

Kristin Hersh has a very affectionate extended portrait of Betty Hutton in her memoir, Rat Girl, which i highly recommend. She also wrote a song about her, Elizabeth June.

Betty was living on the fumes of her former glory but never sunk as low as many of the people mentioned here.

by Anonymousreply 8507/22/2011

Barbara Payton really does take the cake. Sad, sad story. %0D %0D Mae Murray went pretty low too. There were a lot of silent actor who hit the skids pretty hard once the talkies came in. Anyone remember the woman who was found dead being eaten by her dogs? Was that Marie Prevost?

by Anonymousreply 8607/22/2011

Michael J Pollard lives in a car

by Anonymousreply 8707/22/2011

Mae Murray was supposedly the inspiration for Norma Desmond.

by Anonymousreply 8807/22/2011

Amy Locane

by Anonymousreply 8907/22/2011

What happened to Amy Locane? I just looked at her Wiki and it doesn't say anything untoward...

by Anonymousreply 9007/22/2011

r90, she's been discussed here - type her name in the search to find out the sordid details

by Anonymousreply 9107/22/2011

Ramon Novarro is a really sad story

by Anonymousreply 9207/22/2011

The guy who played Conrad Birdie became a gay porn star and director.

by Anonymousreply 9307/22/2011

Gene Anthony Ray ended up HIV-positive and doing strip shows in Italy.

by Anonymousreply 9407/22/2011

Although the last I heard he's doing fine now, Johnny "Jody Davis" Whitaker was a crack addict for a while. He's another one whose parents stole his money. He said they justified it by saying it was used for good things like paying for his siblings' educations and to buy their home.%0D %0D Also, regarding Bobby Sherman, he joined the LAPD training officers in EMT techniques in 1988. He's been with the San Bernadino Police Department in the same capacity since 1999.%0D %0D He's close to 70 now so I'm guessing he may be retired. According to his IMDB page, he got married in July of last year.

by Anonymousreply 9507/23/2011

"Ramon Novarro is a really sad story."%0D %0D Novarro never "hit the skids" financially. His career evaporated but he lived comfortably to the end of his life. He did come to a particularly horrible end, beaten and tortured to death by two clods he invited to his house. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 9607/23/2011

This is a gay site and NO ONE has mentioned Billie Holliday on this thread?

She had it ROUGH, y'all. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 9707/23/2011

Bobby Sherman sounds like he lived a normal life to old age, he's probably very happy. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 9807/23/2011

Jan Michael Vincent.. went from Cailf surfer golden boy teen dream.. to semi paralyzed drunk/crack ho. Saw him outside the Malibu Mart in the mid 90's. He would " give it up" for a bottle of MD 20/20.Panhandling change. Beyond sad.. when you consider he had Rock Hudson and half of 70's Hollywood chasing him. The Worlds Greatest Athlete became the Worlds Greatest bum.

by Anonymousreply 9907/23/2011

Navarro had a horrific end to his life. They found him with a dildo shoved down his throat, after being, essentially, beaten to death. The killers even made a call from his house and I think that is part of how they caught them.

by Anonymousreply 10007/23/2011

R98%0D %0D He is. %0D %0D He is one of the few former child/teen stars who actually found a completely different line of work. He has been an EMT for ages and truly seems to like all of that stuff. The work he has done for certain programs of the LAPD is pretty darn nice really. %0D %0D Hard to snark on Bobby Sherman. %0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 10107/23/2011

Anyone say Amy Winehouse?

by Anonymousreply 10207/23/2011

Thinking of recent deaths: I'd put Gil Scott-Heron in that group. Never thought that he of all people would end up a crackhead.

by Anonymousreply 10307/23/2011

Christopher Pettiet

by Anonymousreply 10407/23/2011

"They found him with a dildo shoved down his throat, after being, essentially, beaten to death."%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D There was no dildo. Kenneth Anger made that up in Hollywood Babylon.

by Anonymousreply 10507/23/2011

Ummm...guys, I'm pretty sure Amy Winehouse owns this thread now.

by Anonymousreply 10607/23/2011

I'm voting Amy the Mayor of the Boulevard of Broken Dreams!

by Anonymousreply 10707/23/2011

I eat shit!!!

by Anonymousreply 10807/23/2011

Brittany Murphy

by Anonymousreply 10907/23/2011

miss helen bedd

by Anonymousreply 11007/23/2011

r105, how do you know he made it up? Were you there?

by Anonymousreply 11107/23/2011

"how do you know he made it up? Were you there?"%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D Reports from cops, the coroner, other people who worked on the case. As opposed to Kenneth Anger, who was not there and knows nothing.%0D You could also try the Ramon Novarro biography, Beyond Paradise.%0D %0D %0D I'm not sure why you'd choose to believe such a silly rumor. You seriously believe he choked on a dildo? Come on. Do you also believe Richard Gere shoved a gerbil up his ass?%0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 11207/23/2011

r112 You mean he didn't? I am shocked, shocked I tell you.%0D %0D Not really.

by Anonymousreply 11307/23/2011

Lauren Chapin, Natasha Lyonne, Leif Garrett %0D (and almost anyone else pathetic enough to end up on Dr. Drew's show).

by Anonymousreply 11407/24/2011

Margot Hemingway is a classic case. From being the face and name of the hour and headlining in the movie Lipstick to dying middle aged (41) and broke in a small walkup.%0D %0D "When she didn%E2%80%99t answer the door, a handyman, Jose Juan Pena, climbed up a ladder to the balcony and entered the apartment. It was hot, all the windows were shut, and they found her. Pena ran out of the apartment, with his shirt covering his nose. Apparently it was mighty whiffy in there. He called 911. It was 1:55 when the paramedics arrived, and pronounced her dead. The coroner arrived at 5:15. This is a description of the scene, taken directly from the Coroner%E2%80%99s Report, supplied by our friends at Celebrity Collectables:%0D %0D The decedent was observed laying on a queen size bed, covered, box springs on the floor and against the east wall of the room. To the left of the decedent is a large coffee table. The table appears to be set up as an altar. On all four corners of the table is approximately one teaspoon of salt. Artwork is leaning against the wall that the back of the table. An empty vase is in front of the artwork, a small vase just to the right contains still fresh white flowers. Two white unburned candles in the shape of a human figure are centered, with a long tapered white candle just behind. Another white unburned candle is to the left. The candles are inside a circle enclosed by a white ribbon, which has a small rectangular pendant hanging from it, and engraved with a lightening bolt. Just below are 3 more pendants, with one more pendant below those. Incense has been burned and located just below the pendants. A religious book is just outside the circle and to the left. On either side of the table are books appearing to be of eastern religion. A horseman chess piece is laying on its side just outside the circle. There were pieces of notebook paper shaped in a heart with the words, "Love, healing, protection for Margot forever." To the left of the bed is a brown teddy bear.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 11507/24/2011

Lillo Brancato not only screwed up a fairly promising career, but totally ruined the rest of his life ... all for drugs.%0D %0D Here's a link to a clip of him and all of his hotness (in high tighty-whities) in a very homoerotic scene from the Sopranos ...

by Anonymousreply 11607/25/2011

Lillo Brancato was hot

by Anonymousreply 11707/25/2011

Reality bump

by Anonymousreply 11807/25/2011

Bobby's Driscoll's story is heartbreaking. I remember reading about him in Hollywood Babylon years and years ago.

by Anonymousreply 11907/25/2011


by Anonymousreply 12008/14/2011

Frankie Lymon%0D %0D %0D Dorothy Dandridge

by Anonymousreply 12108/14/2011

Rebel Wilson's life was very tragic. Poor guy

by Anonymousreply 12206/29/2013

The Dr. Drew Club

by Anonymousreply 12307/01/2013

Cory Monteith

by Anonymousreply 12412/08/2013
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