Popular film and stage actor Kelly was having an affair with successful actress Dorothy Mackaye. When her husband turned up dead, she explained that the relationship was “clean, beautiful and platonic,” saying, “Hollywood is different. We accept violations of convention because it is all right for us—that is, professional people are less conventional, more sophisticated.”
On April 13, 2009, the jury rendered a verdict in Phil Spector’s second trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. The Mad Genius of Rock ‘n’ Roll was convicted and immediately taken into custody. A look back at the first trial in photos.
On the night of April 2, 1961, wildly successful country music band leader Cooley’s had his wife, Ella Mae, confess one of her many affairs to private eye Billy Lewis by phone. Lewis assured her that Cooley was a forgiving sort of man, to which she said, "I’ll love him until I die." She was dead the next day.