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Louella Parsons’ birthday
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On this day in 1881, famed Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons was born. In 1923, she became a syndicated columnist for William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers. Parsons was on board Hearst’s yacht in 1924 when Thomas Ince „took ill” and died a few days later. It’s been widely rumored that Ince was actually shot by Hearst when he mistook him for Charlie Chaplin, who was also aboard and who Hearst believed was having an affair with his mistress, Marion Davies. It was shortly after this trip that Hearst gave Parson’s a lifetime contract with Hearst publications and her syndication increased.
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