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What's The Wildest Fact You Know About Old Hollywood?

Joan Crawford had her back teeth removed to accentuate her cheekbones.

I love learning things about older movies and celebrities. I think it's fascinating., ABC

And I especially love ~Old Hollywood~ (basically any time between the 1910s and 1960s).

So that got me thinking: What's the wildest, coolest, or most bizarre fact that you know about Old Hollywood?

Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros.

Maybe your favorite fact is that Rita Moreno had an affair with Marlon Brando and later dated Elvis Presley, just to make Brando jealous.

United Artists, Warner Bros., MGM

A true power move.

Perhaps you know the story of Bobby Driscoll (the voice and model of Disney's Peter Pan), who died penniless, unclaimed, and unidentified in an abandoned apartment building at the age of 31.

Wikipedia / Fair Use / / Disney

Driscoll was awarded a Juvenile Academy Award for his work in 1949. As a teen he was making over $50,000 a year but spent most of it on drugs. He died in New York in 1968 and was buried in an unmarked grave because no one claimed his body. It wasn't until over a year later that his mother (and everyone else) discovered what happened to him, thanks to a fingerprint match from the police station.

Maybe you know that Joan Crawford had her back teeth removed so her face would look more defined and it'd accentuate her cheekbones.

Warner Bros.

Or maybe you know something wild about your favorite classic movie, like how the Cowardly Lion's costume was made of real lion hair.


It's time to make our jaws drop. Use the DropBox below to tell us the coolest, wildest, or most bizarre fact about Old Hollywood celebs and movies!

The best results will be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post or video!