They once shined on the silver screen and now they don’t want to go away after death. It seems that certain ghostly actresses still want their presence known, as reports have placed their spirits at various locations about Hollywood and at their former residences. In this article, you will hear the stories of Lucille Ball, Jean Harlow, and Joan Crawford.
The Ghost of Lucille Ball
On April 26, 1989, Lucille Ball (from ‘I Love Lucy’ fame) died while having a surgical procedure at the age of 77. At the time, she still inhabited her residence located at 100 North Roxbury Drive. However, ever since her passing, witnesses believe that she has decided to stay in the house. An assortment of experiences have placed Miss Ball’s ghost behind a collection of odd occurrences. Owners that have moved in after her claim that windows have been broken within any explanation. The empty attic has produced the sound of loud voices that no one can figure out the source. Furniture and other objects have moved inside the house to other locations , a quite unexplainable event.
The Ghost of Joan Crawford
She was the inspiration for the infamous flick, Mommie Dearest , a movie based on the adoption of two children and their ups and downs regarding living the Hollywood life. Joan Crawford make it through the ranks, first starting out as a silent star and moving on to more campy projects. However, the woman was in the movie industry for about 45 years. During her last years, it became apparent that she possessed a sharp tongue and ornery disposition , clearly confirmed in her daughter, Cristina’s account of being Crawford’s daughter. Who can forget the infamous coat hanger scene in the movie? Anyhow the former Crawford House is believed haunted by her spirit, amongst other unwanted guests. While the house has undergone a variety of exorcisms , the ghosts have refused to vacate the premises.
The Ghost of Jean Harlow
She epitomized the ‘blonde bombshell’ image, which was coined just for Jean Harlow , the woman who sported the platinum blonde locks. There are a lot of rumors that have swirling around the death of Jean Harlow, who passed away due to renal failure at the age of 26. Some believe that her MGM studio executive husband who she married in 1932 (Paul Bern) beat her so badly that her kidneys could not properly function after the event. Another rumor saw Harlow dying from her bleached hair , people actually thought the chemical seeping into her brain and took her life. In the end, it was said that she probably had a childhood illness that caused her to suffer weakened kidneys, although the frequent alleged beatings from her husband probably didn’t help.
Harlow managed to make about 36 films between 1927 and 1937, but her career was definitely halted too soon when she died. As for her former home, residents claim to have seen Harlow and her husband Bern in the mansion (located on Easton Drive, off Benedict Canyon Drive, in Beverly Hills) on several different occasions. Bern actually committed suicide in the upstairs bedroom that the two shared only two months after they married. He was found naked with a bullet in his head , a suicide note found next to his body.