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Also Known As: Died: June 7, 1937
Born: March 3, 1911 Cause of Death: cerebral edema brought on by kidney disease
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1921:
Briefly moved to California from the Midwest with her mother
1928:
Began playing bit parts in Laurel and Hardy shorts and such features as "The Saturday Night Kid"
1930:
Attracted attention with a role in Howard Hughes' "Hell's Angels" as a vamp who comes between two brothers during WWI
1932:
Signed MGM contract; assured star status with films "Red-Headed Woman" and "Red Dust"
1933:
Made exhibitors poll of top ten boxoffice stars
1934:
Co-authored novel "Today is Tonight" with Carey Wilson (published 1965)
1934:
Went on strike for better roles and better salary
1935:
Legally changed name to Jean Harlow, abandoned her famous platinum blonde hair for her natural honey blonde
1937:
Last film, "Saratoga"
1965:
Was the subject of two inaccurate feature film biopics of her life; both films were named "Harlow"; she was played by Carol Lynley in one and by Carroll Baker in the other
1993:
Was the subject of a TV biography aired on TNT and hosted by actress Sharon Stone, "Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell"

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