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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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Stage Play: Ned Wayburn's Gambols. Musical revue. Music by Walter G. Samuels. Lyrics by Morrie Ryskind. Music by Walter G. Samuels. Additional melodies by Arthur Schwartz and Lew Kesler. Directed by Ned Wayburn. Knickerbocker Theatre: 15 Jan 1929- Feb 1929 (closing date unknown/31 performances). Cast: Virginia Alexander, Grace Bowman, ... See more »

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Fabulously wealthy from her brief tragic marriage to tobacco heir Zachary Smith Reynolds, Libby maintained a Manhattan townhouse on 61st St. and a 16-bedroom mansion on 55 acres called "Treetops" in Stamford, CT. The estate was notable for its landscaping, which reportedly included one million daffodils, and was eventually expanded to over 100 acres. See more »


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