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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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Filmography

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

The 1996 play "Murder" by Sky Gilbert, with songs by Chet Baker, is the story of the Holman / Reynolds lesbian love triangle and murder told in flashbacks. See more »

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As much as she liked Franklin D. Roosevelt, Libby hated Harry Truman. In 1948 she actively supported Henry Wallace's third-party candidacy and was one of his major financial supporters. While Truman narrowly defeated Thomas E. Dewey. Wallace garnered less than 2% of the popular vote. See more »

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The Statue of Libby See more »

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