People Of The Century

MURDER INC. Crime and fame make a lethal cocktail. This century, the public drank it up.

STANFORD WHITE MURDERED: In 1906, the country's foremost architect was killed by the husband of EVELYN NESBIT, with whom White had had an affair. SPAWNED: A vaudeville career for Nesbit; a subplot for Ragtime

FATTY ARBUCKLE ACCUSED: In 1921, the comic was charged with, but never convicted of, the rape and murder of a starlet he met at an orgy SPAWNED: The Hays code, an attempt to clean up Hollywood's image by limiting sexual content in films

CHERYL CRANE KILLS: In 1958, Lana Turner's...

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