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|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/27/2013|
Madoff investors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
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Doris, who I love, never got to do anything worth a shit, but it was doubtful if she was up to anything other than she did. She hardly was ripped off.
Debbie Reynolds was ripped off by her husbands, not in her career. In fact, she did pretty well for someone with no capacity for depth. Her first two movies were her best.
Elvis was a lazy asshole. He was not ripped off. He was too lazy to learn how to take care of himself.
Judy? Yes. She could have won an Oscar for any one of at least four movies. However, she truly was ripped off when she saw the ridiculous Rita Moreno steal her Oscar for "Judgment at Nuremberg." She also should have won for "Star Is Born," but in retrospect Grace Kelly can be seen as horrible competition.
And R2 is wrong. Those two were just salivating over a fast buck.
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|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/27/2013|
Didn't Billy Joel's ex-brother-in-law rip him off?
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But I got my revenge!
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|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/27/2013|
Joni Mitchell claims David Geffen ripped her off via double-dipping: career management, then grosses from booking her tours.
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|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/27/2013|
Pretty much all of them until they learn to keep an eye on every penny.
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Everyone who recorded for Motown.
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Patty Duke was ripped off by two people who she met in the parking lot and then they became her accountants. Obviously this was during a manic episode.
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|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/28/2013|
Doris Day was ripped off by her husband Marty Melcher.
Elvis was ripped off by his manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker. Of course, Elvis was too stupid and stoned to know or care what was going on.
Creedence Clearwater Revival were ripped off by Saul Zaentz, owner of Fantasy Records. John Fogerty eventually broke up the band and became a solo act in order to get out of his crooked contract with Fantasy. Zaentz used the money he stole to become a movie producer.
James Garner was ripped off by the producers of The Rockford Files. Of course, Garner was stupid enough to sign a "percentage of the profit" contract. Producers pay accountants big money to make sure that movies and television shows never make a profit.
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r11, Dagwood was a son-of-a-bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/28/2013|
Carol Channing by her husband Charles Lowe.
Unfunny comedian Dane Cook by his half-brother.
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Barry Manilou, Billy Joel
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Most black blues singers...
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|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/28/2013|
Gilligan's Island cast ripped off by Sherwood Schwartz
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/28/2013|
Actually, Dagwood did. In marrying Blondie, who was considered a floozy gold-digger, Dagwood Bumstead, who was a member of a very rich family, lost his inheritance and ended up working for Mr. Bumstead and living a middle-class life.
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Annette Bening was ripped off by not receiving a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "The Grifters," and Anjelica Huston was ripped off by not getting the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the same movie.
Two of the best performances ever.
John Cusack, however, was not ripped off. How that needle-nosed snark had a career....
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Pretty much all of them at one time or another, I'd imagined.
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The Beatles' licensing agreements and publishing contracts were famously unfair.
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The great band "Badfinger" was pretty much destroyed by a greedy manager. It is a very sad story with suicides by two of the members.
TLC got shafted by their managers too.
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[quote]Doris, who I love, never got to do anything worth a shit, but it was doubtful if she was up to anything other than she did.
Let me first congratulate you for even making the attempt to learn English (a notoriously difficult language), and to then encourage you to keep working on your syntax so that one day you can write in it coherently.
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R18 "James Garner was ripped off by the producers of The Rockford Files. Of course, Garner was stupid enough to sign a "percentage of the profit" contract. Producers pay accountants big money to make sure that movies and television shows never make a profit."
Are you sure it was Rockford Files? I remember James Garner getting into a lawsuit 20 or more years after the fact over his share of the profits from "Maverick." Did he get ripped off a SECOND time???
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Joe Hamilton, Carol Burnett's first husband, ripped off all the players on The Carol Burnett Show except his wife. Though the show was in the top 10 of the ratings during almost the entirety of its run, the regulars earned peanuts, which was finally why Lyle Waggoner left to do Wonder Woman.
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Elvis was markedly insecure and intimidated by authority, not uncommon for a poor person who wasn't expected to amount to anything. He never shook it off and it underscored both his worst decisions and his best qualities.
Deriding him as lazy and stupid for not defeating industry collusion and exploitation is lazy and stupid. It wasn't just Parker and the court called it collusion and conspiracy, among other things.
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Yeah I'm definitely sympathetic to Elvis, a talented guy but fame just ate him alive.
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R33, is that really why Lyle left? Funny, he is hardly ever mentioned in any of the Carol Burnett reunion shows, either. Which I find odd.
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R33 sounds plausible, Vicki Lawrence has complained that Hamilton rarely allows her to do her Mama character, which he still owns. Sounds like a real dickhead.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/28/2013|
Trish Van Devere's husband, George C. Scott, spent all her money on overweight Filipino hookers.
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r37, Joe Hamilton died in 1991, and Vicki does her "Vicki Lawrence and Mama" act/show at casinos.
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It must be a matter of getting a new tv show developed then, r39, because she has definitely complained that she has repeatedly been prevented from using the character. I guess it's Hamilton's heirs who still own it then.
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Many child actors.
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|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/28/2013|
R34, silly cunt, "lazy and stupid" are rather lazy and stupid terms to use in a thread where people note that Elvis was less ripped off than people may say.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/28/2013|
Sometime earlier mentioned The Beatles and its true. They were paid a fifth of a penny apiece from their record sales. Brian Epstein was the fifth Beatle. No pun intended.
They were completely ripped off for merchandising when they arrived in America. There was no precedence, so Brian was taken advantage of..
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R43, festering scab, brings nothing to the table.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/28/2013|
James Garner was ripped off on both Maverick and The Rockford Files.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/28/2013|
John McEnroe and Robert DeNiro got ripped off by Lawrence Salander.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/28/2013|
Jackie Coogan by his parents, big time.
Hence, the Coogan Law.
But . . . he did get to fuck/marry Betty Grable in her prime.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/28/2013|
Audrey Hepburn. Her husband spent all her money, leaving her destitute when he died.
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"Audrey Hepburn. Her husband spent all her money, leaving her destitute when he died."
Which husband was that?
Audrey was married and divorced twice, to Mel Ferrer and Dr. Andrea Dotti.
Her final years were spent with Robert Wolders, widower of Merle Oberon.
Audrey was never left destitute by anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/29/2013|
I remember reading somewhere that Sal Mineo was ripped off by family members who were leeching from him.
I think there's been at least a few recorded cases of celebrities' families ripping them off. There's another one that escapes my memory.
Just as a matter of interest, you are more likely to be ripped off by a family member than a stranger.
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Miley Cyrus fans.
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Bette Davis's daughter BD and husband Jeremy Hyman (there's one for the "Unfortunate Surnames" thread) sponged off of Davis for years. Neither of them worked. Davis supported them and their two boys for years. Thank God she came to her senses and disowned BD after the latter wrote "My Mother's Keeper" otherwise she probably would have ended up totally broke. I think the Hymans lived rather well in Bucks County, PA, for a long time.
(Oh, and I know the real word is spelled "hymen," but still it's not great as a last name.)
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Former and current Scientologist celebs.
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Barbra Streisand by her plastic surgeon.
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