Saturday, August 15, 2020

Blind Item #5 - Old Hollywood Heather O'Rourke

History does repeat itself. In Hollywood, back in the silent era there was an actress who from the time she was 11 or 12 was forced to play adult roles. As in the love interest of men two and three times her age. The studio machine told the world the actress was 16 or 17, which apparently was fine for her to have sex scenes at 16 with men who were so much older. Off screen, it wasn't just acting, our actress was passed around from actor to actor and director to director. One actor who was in his late 30's, supposedly married the actress, but no marriage certificate has ever been found. There was a blurb in the local newspaper announcing the marriage, but that was used as cover to pretend the actress was older than she really was. Much like Heather, our actress was used and abused and was dying. As she slowly died, her mother died of grief because she knew she allowed these things to happen for fame and money. A couple weeks after the mom died, our actress died, two years shy of being able to drive.

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