Old Celebrity Scandals That Would Create Furore In Media Today

Before the dawn of the Secondary Information Age, history had its share of celebrity scandals. These scandals would have absolutely broken the internet had they occurred in this day and age. This also goes to show that our ancestors were a bunch of lucky folks as they got away with many of their sensational acts like the ones mentioned in the list below.

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Birthday: 29 September 1935
Born In: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Sun Sign: Libra
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century
Famous As: Singer
Among Jerry Lee Lewis's seven marriages is his controversial marriage to his cousin, Myra Gale Brown, who was just 13 years old at the time of their wedding. This marriage created a furore back then and would definitely create one today.

2. Arbuckle the Party Animal

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Also Known As: Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle, Fatty Arbuckle
Birthday: 24 March 1887
Born In: Smith Center, Kansas, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 29 June 1933
Century: 20th Century
Famous As: Actor

Actor Roscoe Arbuckle was a party animal off-screen. After partying at his house, actress Virginia Rappe suffered from a ruptured bladder and eventually died at a hospital. Though Arbuckle was absolved from any wrongdoing, his career was tarnished forever.


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Also Known As: Lucille Fay LeSueur
Birthday: 23 March 1904
Born In: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 10 May 1977
Century: 20th Century
Famous As: Actress

Joan Crawford adopted four children during her lifetime. In 1978, her daughter Christina came up with an autobiography titled 'Mommie Dearest,' in which she accused Crawford of physical and emotional abuse.


4. Cheryl Crane's Alleged Crime

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Also Known As: Cheryl Christina Crane
Birthday: 25 July 1943
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign: Leo
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century
Famous As: Real estate broker
A 14-year-old Cheryl Crane was tried for murder after being accused of stabbing her mother Lana Turner's boyfriend, Johnny Stamponato. Though she was acquitted, speculations were rife that she herself was romantically involved with Stamponato.

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Also Known As: Judith Eva Barsi
Birthday: 06 June 1978
Born In: San Fernando Valley, California, United States
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died On: 25 July 1988
Century: 20th Century
Famous As: Child Actress
Judith Barsi was one of the most talented child actresses of the 1980s. At the age of 10, she was murdered by her father Joe Barsi, who shot himself after murdering his wife and daughter.