2. Fatty Arbuckle: Multi-talented silent and early sound film pioneer Roscoe “Fatty Arbuckle” was one of the highest paid actors earning $1 million a year in 1918. In 1921 it all came to a crashing halt. Arbuckle, threw a party over Labor Day weekend where aspiring actress Virginia Rappe was in attendance. After attending the party Rappe was found dead. Arbuckle was accused of sexual assault and manslaughter. As a huge star, literally and figuratively, Arbuckle’s three trials were big news. Arbuckle was found not guilty but his career never recovered from the scandal. 4. Sam Cooke: Known as the King of Soul, Sam Cooke was famous for singing “You Send Me” and “A Change Is Gonna Come”. Cooke was shot at the Hacienda Motel in LA by its manager. The shooting was ruled a justifiable homicide however controversy still surrounds the events that lead up to the shooting.
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