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Movie Fact #152 - January 27th, 2021


Actors are people too. I know, it's expected they are perfect, but they have problems and they have to work through them while having the public eye on them. That was definitely the case for actress Mary Astor during part of the production of the 1936 film Dodsworth. While playing the character of Edith Cortright in the film, in real life she was dealing with bitter divorce proceedings and a child custody battle. To avoid the press, Astor actually lived in her dressing room bungalow, working on the film during the day and appearing in court in evening sessions. Stay tuned!

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