DCS: whitey bulger

Look, I know Whitey Bulger was a despicable, violent killer. I know he was responsible for at least the 19 murders for which he was convicted, in addition to racketeering, drug dealing and money laundering. But it takes a special kind of evil to beat an 89-year old feeble, wheelchair-bound man to death with a …

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DCS: gail gilmore

At fifteen years of age, Gail Gilmore joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in her native Canada. Later, she taught ballet for a time in upstate New York. For a whirlwind three years, Gail enjoyed a successful acting career. In a short time, she made appearances on the popular television series Mr. Novak, My Three Sons, Perry Mason and Wagon Train. …

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DCS: boston corbett

As a young man, Boston Corbett began working in a hat factory in Troy, New York. He had regular exposure to mercury nitrate used in the production of felt. Boston showed signs of hallucinations, psychosis and twitching. After the death of his wife and child, he began drinking heavily. He was unable to hold a job until an …

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DCS: mary ure

As an elementary school student in her native Scotland, Mary Ure express an interest in acting. In her final year as a student at the Royal Albert Hall’s Central School of Speech and Drama, Mary was offered an opportunity to join the BBC’s Radio Drama Company. She declined. Instead she pursued a successful career on the London …

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DCS: renée adorée

Jeanne de la Fonte began performing with her family in their circus act and drew acclaim throughout her native France and Europe. Just into her 20s, she came to the United States and appeared in a musical revue in Washington DC, using the stage name “Renée Adorée.” The show, Oh Uncle!, was a hit and …

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DCS: sandra giles

Born in Hooker, Oklahoma, young Sandra Giles moved to Los Angeles with her single mother as a child. Sandra was discovered by a press agent while she was working as a waitress at Canter’s Delicatessen. Not content with being touted as the next “Blonde Bombshell,” Sandra began drama classes at Los Angeles City College. In …

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DCS: susan hayward

Twenty year-old fashion model Susan Hayward headed to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a movie star. Like most hopeful actresses, Susan started in some bit parts in some “B” pictures. Some of her roles never made it past the editing room. It was producer Walter Wagner who, taking a chance on the young actress, launched …

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DCS: carol vitale

Beautiful Carol Vitale grew up in northern New Jersey, where she was popular in high school. She was a track star and dated the captain of the football team. Upon graduation, Carol and a friend moved to Florida. Carol’s good looks immediately secured her employment as a model for Oldsmobile, leading to a job as …

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