Tragic Celebrities who deserve(d) better.by BuckysGirl16 | created - 10 months ago | updated - 10 months ago | Public
While celebrities may not be loved by everybody, they themselves are human too. And there are some who really deserved so much better than they received.
Born JonBenet Patricia Ramsey, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on August 6th, 1990 to John Bennett Ramsey and Patricia Paugh Ramsey. JonBenet moved to Colorado with her family when she was just a year old. Her first name is a combination of her father's first and middle names, John ...
She was only 6 years old when she was murdered in the basement of her own home, and was exploited as a child pageant star by her own parents before that.
2. Judith Barsi
Actress | The Land Before Time
The only child of Jozsef Barsi and Maria Benko, Judith Eva Barsi beat 10,000-to-1 odds when she was discovered at a San Fernando Valley skating rink at age 5 1/2 in 1983 and mistaken for a 3-year-old. Her first commercial was for Donald Duck Orange Juice and she went on to appear in anywhere ...
She was only 10 years old, when she and her mother were both shot to death by her own father.
3. Phil Hartman
Actor | NewsRadio
Phil Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann", but he later dropped the second "n". He was one of eight children of Doris Marguerite (Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann, a salesman. He was of German, Irish, ...
20 years ago, his wife came home from a bar and shot him to death multiple times, before committing suicide and orphaning their children.
4. Sharon Tate
Actress | Valley of the Dolls
Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...
She and her unborn child were both brutally murdered by the sadistic Charles Manson in their own home.
5. Judy Garland
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.
She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...
Over the years of her career, she was continuously molested by Hollywood producers (starting when she was in "The Wizard of Oz" at age 16), fat-shamed relentlessly, and her show-business mother tried to live out a childhood dream through her. She was barely 47 when she committed suicide.
6. Dana Plato
Actress | Diff'rent Strokes
Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the role of Kimberly ...
After going into a long, tragic downward spiral of a career (spanning from drug and alcohol abuse, and crazy publicity stunts), she went on The Howard Stern Show to discuss her history on drugs- which led to several sadistic people bullying her live on the air. The following day she committed suicide in her own trailer, and then 11 years later her son did the same (on her death anniversary)!
Actress | Gone with the Wind
Thelma McQueen attended public school in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from high school in Long Island, New York. She studied dance with Katherine Dunham, Geoffrey Holder, and Janet Collins. She danced with the Venezuela Jones Negro Youth Group. The "Butterfly" stage name, which does describe her ...
It's hard not to feel bad for her since she was cast in a very distasteful caricature of a role in "Gone With the Wind." Plus later on in her life, she was physically assaulted by a Greyhound Bus Lines guard (who cracked her ribs), when he mistook her for a pickpocket.
Actor | My Own Private Idaho
River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...
He may have made bad decisions when it came to drug use, but that certainly didn't make his death any less tragic and heartbreaking. While he was mourned by his family, (then) girlfriend, friends, and fans even, unfortunately, some people still make cruel sadistic jokes about his death (such as Seth McFarlane) :(. Also, his former co-star Judy Davis refused to honor him on a day when the entire cast held hands to mourn his loss, even cruelly stating that "it was his choice!" :(
9. Demi Moore
Actress | G.I. Jane
Demi Moore was born 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father Charles Harmon left her mother Virginia King before Demi was born. Her stepfather Danny Guynes didn't add much stability to her life either. He frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of 40 times. The parents kept on ...
While she is still thriving now, she's certainly faced a lot throughout her career. Her stepfather committed suicide when she was a young girl, she was given multiple Razzies for "Worst Actress," her husband Ashton Kutcher cheated on her when she turned 50, and has been criticized for her physical appearance frequently in recent years.
10. Corey Feldman
Actor | Stand by Me
Corey Scott Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald's commercial and has sustained a 35-year career as a steadily working actor, with more than 80 films under his belt. Corey began his career in guest-starring roles on television series such as Mork &...
Ever since he was a child, he was abuse by his mother (both physically and emotionally), forced into show business at a painfully young age, and sodomized by several predators as he grew into adolescence. And on top of that, he struggled with a lot of drug addictions, which sent his career into a downward spiral, and in only two years he lost his closest friends (Michael Jackson and Corey Haim).
11. Marilyn Monroe
Actress | Some Like It Hot
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ...
While generally typecast as a bimbo because of her looks, Marilyn was in fact very educated and smart. She was pigeonholed for being physically beautiful, to the point where Hollywood made into a product, as opposed to a human being. On top of that, she was also orphaned as a child, and put in to a series of foster homes for most of her childhood years.
12. Marie McDonald
Actress | Living in a Big Way
Kentucky-born Marie McDonald, born Cora Marie Frye in 1923, was a leggy, voluptuous blonde starlet who pursued her career with a vengeance but found little reward in the end. Her mother was a former Ziegfeld girl and her grandmother an operatic singer. Her father, on the other hand, was not so ...
She was kidnapped by two men, who bound and gagged her and drove her out into the desert. When she eventually found her way home, nobody believed her story, and thought it was merely a "publicity stunt!"
Actress | The Secret Storm
Christina Crawford was born on June 11, 1939, to teenage parents. She was later adopted by screen legend Joan Crawford, originally named Joan Crawford Jr. When she was 11 months old, she was taken to Nevada, where she was formally adopted by Joan and renamed Christina. Her early life was one of ...
She was abused tremendously (physically and emotionally) by her domineering, movie star adoptive mother, and sent to college with hardly any clothes. When her mother died, she was kept out of her mother's will. Even to this day, a lot of people still don't believe her story.