Hollywood Scandals formally known as Fame and Scandal, is about the good and bad of some of the most well known celebrities of all-time.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Hollywood Scandals - Lucille Ricksen - Netflix
Lucille Ricksen (born Ingeborg Myrtle Elisabeth Ericksen, August 22, 1910 – March 13, 1925) was an American motion picture actress during the silent film era. She died of tuberculosis on March 13, 1925 at the age of 14.
Hollywood Scandals - Posthumous - Netflix
After Ricksen's death, the media extensively reported that her illness had been created through a combination of malnutrition and exhaustion due to her working almost non-stop for twelve years, largely under poor conditions and at the insistence of both her mother and her agents. The Ricksen family doctor would support this prognosis prior to her death, stating: “She crowded too much work into too short a time, and overtaxed her capacities. Other youthful stars have done the same thing. The result is that she has had a complete physical and nervous collapse ...so complete that she has not rallied from it as she should.” Ricksen's death was cited as an example for parents not to exploit their children to showcase their talent. A photo article of Ricksen is featured in the 2011 film The Artist. In the film, she is listed as a newcomer in 1929, four years after she had died in real life.
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