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Libby Holman (1904–1971)

Libby Holman's life was one of early poverty, extraordinary talent, scandal, fabulous wealth and tragedy. She's the stuff books and movies are ripe for. Born into a once-prosperous Jewish family in Ohio, her family's stock brokerage business collapsed in 1904 when her uncle disappeared after embezzling nearly $1 million, leaving her innocent ... See full bio »

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 1947 Dreams That Money Can Buy (performer: "The Girl with the Pre-Fabricated Heart")
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 1931 Tarnished Lady (singing coach: Miss Bankhead - uncredited)
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Libby was offered numerous opportunities to return to Broadway immediately after the Reynolds episode. The one that got away: Producer Vinton Freedley offered her the lead in what would be considered the quintessential Cole Porter 1930s Broadway musical, "Anything Goes," which she turned down. Freedley's second choice was an unknown secretary named Ethel Merman, whose performance rocketed her to ... See more »

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