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The life of Libby Holman had so many twists and turns it ended up being made into two different Hollywood films. For the woman herself, it was a series of highs and lows that ended in tragedy.
Holman first came on the scene in the 1920s, rising to fame in NYC thanks to a husky singing voice and magnetic stage presence.
Her Philadelphia connection? Romantic affairs with people from Philly-area families — a DuPont heiress, for one — and it’s where her only son was born, at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Scroll through the Headlines of Yore thread below to trace the rollercoaster of Holman’s life, which included being an early supporter of Martin Luther King Jr.