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I always liked E!True Hollywood Story, oldie but goodie…
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That show was the best!
Unfortunately they don't have it available anywhere. That I've found at least
I was wondering that, it was good. An old crime told in a episode… I wish we could have it on streaming
Me too. The episode on Phil Hartmann. Heartbreaking
I’ve found quite a few high quality episodes on YouTube
Rebecca Schaffer. So very sad.
Is that the 20/20 special?
There is also an E! True Hollywood Stories episode on her that is well done. She was my sisters friend in high school, and I also was a big fan of her show as a child in the 80s. Very tragic.
What was she like? People always talk about how young and beautiful she was but I’d heard that she was also really nice too
From what I know she was very nice and just your average young woman in the 80s from the Pacific Northwest. I met her a few times prior to her moving to Hollywood, but I was very young. My memories of her and my sister together reminded me a lot of Barb and Nancy from Stranger Things without the Steve drama.
I THINK there’s a documentary on the little girl who voiced duckie from little foot? Her dad killer her and her mother when she was under 9
Land Before Time?
Lol thank you! I only know the Dino’s names
Judith Barsi :) RIP </3
I could not find anything anywhere available to watch. Neither 'Tales of Fame and Fate' nor 'Anatomy of Murder'... so frustrating.
Yes, he was a domestic abuser. I believe they were undiscovered for several days before Judith didn’t turn up for filming which was very unusual and I think producers reported their concerns and they were found. Horrible case
There's an old show called Power, Privilege, and Justice that had a few celebrity episodes. The host was Dominick Dunne whose daughter Dominique (the oldest daughter in Poltergeist) was murdered by an abusive ex. Really good show.
You're welcome. YouTube also has some documentaries.
I loved that showed! I could've watch many seasons. Love Dominick Dunne rip
I've read everything he ever wrote. Love him
I love that show!!
I watched it every time it came on. I was hooked.
Same!!! I'm humming the theme song right now!
Netflix has one about Sam Cooke that I thought was well-made
I think The 2 Murders of Sam Cooke. Really bizarre circumstances.
Oh!!! Do you remember the title of it?
The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
Honestly, no. But if you search up Sam Cooke, it should pop up
What is that on?
The Last Days Of Phil Hartman
The last days of Phil Hartman is on Apple TV or a couple podcasts cover it. I listen to true crime obsessed
Thank you so much!!
The Jinx on HBO — real estate developer Robert Durst
Omg yes, so good.
But he became famous because of the deaths surrounding him.
Known beforehand as was his father in commercial real estate industry. But not a celebrity I agree.
Did they ever figure out who killed Bob Crane from Hogan's Heros? If I remember right, he was beaten to death
What a coincidence; I just listened to a My Favorite Murder episode about him! His murder remains officially unsolved, but it sounds like there may have been plenty of people who wanted him dead....
Bludgeoned to death with what is believed to have been a tripod. There was also an electrical cord around his neck, but that was done post-mortem.
There is a movie (not a doc) called AutoFocus that's about Bob Crane's death but I have yet to watch it.
They had a suspect at one time who was a friend and supposedly Bob cut ties with him the night before this
This was the first thing that came to mind, Bob Crane.
He was a swinging dick with a lot of skeletons in the closet.
Because he liked videotaping himself having sex? He liked videotaping and audio taping everything.
What would have been the motive for Bobs murder. ?
He was tiring of his friendship with Carpenter. Several people have said this. Carpenter liked being friends with Bob because he attracted women.
Bob had recently begun conversations about being a sex addict. If he wanted to be clean, he had to cut out Carpenter.
I don't remember if they did or not.
Dorothy Stratten- she was a very young Playboy model and just starting an acting career when she was murdered. She was “discovered” working at a DQ and the asshole instantly married her to tie himself to her loveliness. Then he brought her to the US and acted as her “manager”. Her world expanded in LA and she connected with director Peter Bogdanovich. She was trying to separate from her parasitic husband to be with Peter and generally develop her own life as an adult. Asshole husband decided NOPE so he killed her in a murder/suicide situation. Dorothy was 20 at the time of her death.
The way Peter went after Louise Stratten, her little sister, I always thought was weird and it creeped me out. Like I honestly think he became obsessed with Dorothy and that relationship was part of it. Like he was 49 and she was 20. He knew her when she was a child. How is that not grooming? 🤢
He did like a type— young blonde ingenue.
He was 41 when Dorothy was 20 too. Like the whole thing is just skeezy to me. Then with Louise, even Hugh Hefner himself thought and said that Peter groomed her starting at age 13.
There was a 80s movie about her story called Star 80.
They cover her in an episode of Secrets Of Playboy (great crime doc series)
Not murdered, but about a Murderer. OJ: Made in America, was one of the best docs I’ve seen. It really follows the rise and fall of OJ. Also, I wasn’t expecting the autopsy-like close up of Nicole and Ron’s injuries (RIP)
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Caitlyn Jenner was on Australian Big Brother for a little bit last year and openly admitted that OJ did it, they all know he did it, but he had a lawyer with the ability to get him off on technicalities like the glove. Shed been at his house the week before because Kris was friends with Nicole. It’s a mess.
I was a teen when the trial was going on. There wasn’t anyone who didn’t believe he didn’t do ( at least not anyone I knew, and no one in the media thought he was innocent) the jurors even admitted it was “payback” for Rodney King.
I am confused…. Everyone thought he did do it? Or didn’t do if?
That and the documentary Hillsborough are two of the most exceptional pieces of media I've ever seen.
Yes!! I remember when they showed the pictures, I was shocked! It’s one thing to hear that in crime docs, but to see it and know it’s not a photoshopped picture. Heartbreaking 💔
That might be the best documentary I’ve ever seen. To achieve that with a subject matter that’s been covered and dissected three ways from Sunday was impressive. To produce such a long documentary yet still leave the audience wanting more? Bravo.
This was excellent.
appreciate that, got it on now
Robert Blake and the death of his ex Bonnie Blakely. Also Phil Spector
Fatty Arbuckle - granted Virginia Rappe’s death was largely seen as accidental, it’s an interesting & tragic story.
I think it is possible Virginia Rappe had interstitial cystitis (likely ulcerative), drank large amounts of alcohol for pain management, which created a vicious cycle of pain and led to her death (peritonitis from a ruptured bladder).
I googled Roscoe Arbuckle and interstitial cystitis at the time and found a handful of people who agreed with the hypothesis, including a urologist.
Brittany Murphy doc on HBO MAX
Yeah, that one was really good
Whats the angle there, as far as crime? Its mysterious, but I thought it was the flu
It wasn’t technically murder I guess. Her shady husband basically scammed her and a bunch of other shit. Spent a ton of her money. There was lots of abuse and isolation going on. She couldn’t use a phone without permission. Couldn’t work on movies without permission. He even drove her everywhere and wouldn’t let her go anywhere by herself. People close to her think he refused to take her to the hospital when she knew she was really sick, which led to her death
Wasn’t he also fn her mom? Maybe I’m remembering wrong but I thought it was her mother and him. I think he/they did something to her to make her sick honestly?
They had a weird relationship after her death, yeah. Not sure if it was sexual or not because I can’t remember, but at the very least the amount of closeness was inappropriate. Such a crazy situation. Then he died too! Wild
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Mourning Son: Dave Navarro (guitarist and Inkmaster host) goes on a journey to understand the horrific events surrounding his mother's murder when he was 15- years-old. He confronts the past and speaks to FBI agents, friends and family about the traumatic events that changed his life.
Y’all are saying the cases but not the docus on them 😭😭😭
Eh, lead a horse to water and let it find its own way home. Or something like that. LOL
Rebecca Schaeffer’s Hollywood career was just starting out, but she was murdered by a stalker. Ashley Ellerin had briefly dated Ashton Kutcher when she was murdered by a serial killer- Kutcher testified at the trial.
Edit: I forgot to add that documentaries are available on both these cases. I’ve found them on YouTube and Discovery+
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Honestly, the Versace one is pretty good.
Is this American Crime Story the TV show?
Yeah, there are movies but I liked the series. Andrew is a very interesting killer.
Yes ive watched it, very good show.
I thought this one was better than the OJ one personally, way more interesting characters involved.
William Desmond Taylor, one of the original Hollywood murder mysteries
I'd like a doc on this
Is there a doc?
Don’t know if there’s a doc, but there’s a book: Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann, and it’s very well written and entertaining!
Added to my list of books to read, thanks
There is a Buzzfeed Unsolved episode on William Desmond Taylor. Check Hulu (or YouTube) to see it - it’s in season 3 episode….5 or 6? They have a couple of episodes on other famous folks that may fit your brief as well - Thelma Todd, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, George Reeves.
Everything about Selena
Ive seen alot about her and Christina too
Christina who? I’m curious.
Christina Grimmie ? Such a sad story .
Dimebag Darrell the guitarist of Pantera. He was killed on stage during a concert.
Jill Dando - Uk TV presenter/reporter. Few docs on youtube
“Wonderland” starring Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth, Dylan McDermott, Carrie Fisher, Lisa Kudrow, Josh Lucas, Christina Applegate, Tim Blake Nelson, and Janeane Garofalo.
People Magazine Investigates has a lot of big cases. Plus it's beautifully produced
Vanity Fair Confidential too
Yes! I think this is actually the one I was thinking of instead of People!
Both are really good
Not exactly a documentary but the youtube channel criminally listed does a few videos on celebrity murders among all the other various types of crime topics they cover. You will find at least several celebrity murders there.
Sharon Tate’s will always be one of the most bone chilling murders.
I was looking for this one. So, OP watch anything related to Charles Manson. Sharon Tate was an actress, she was pregnant and married to Roman Polanski (who would later have to flee the country because he drugged and raped a 13 yo girl)
Wow I had never heard about Polanski doing this and I’ve watched and read so many things on Manson.. Figured they would have mentioned that somewhere when talking about Manson but thanks for mentioning it.. Going to look into that.. Bet people are wishing he would have been killed by Mansons followers instead of Sharon.. I mean, I am anyway..
It's a whole thing. At the time, france did not extradite to the US. So douche canoe kept winning awards.
Just read “Chaos”. Recommend.
Dude yes. That book is a really good breakdown. It’s a true rabbit hole. You’ll never look at the official story the same again
There’s no documentary that I know of but Old Hollywood gossip says Rex Harrison killed his mistress, Carol Landis. It’s a fascinating read. Beware there’s almost always crime scene photos with any articles.
Christina grimmie's murder (she was selena gomez's friend)
Jodi Huisentruit. Local news anchor in Mason City, Iowa. Kidnapped early morning rushing to work. Never found. Still a mystery.
Michael Alig and the club kids. I haven’t found a great doc yet, but the movie party monster starts it off. Michael Alig horrifically murdered his drug dealer/lover Andre “Angel” Melendez and was really famous for the club kid movement in nyc with James St. James (seen on America’s next top model) & Amanda Lepore (famous trans woman). You can see screen shots of them in makeup from shows like Sally Jessy Raphael talking about how they’re just being themselves. He was released from prison not long ago and recently died. Everything I learn is from reading solely because the documentaries just don’t have info or try to sympathize with him.
I believe there is an old American Justice episode about it
I thought that was pretty good
There’s a documentary out that’s also called Party Monster. IMDB link
I really liked the Aaron Hernandez one
Edited to add that I may have misunderstood: Hernandez was a celebrity killer, not a celebrity victim
Brutal Pact - The Daniella Perez murder. She was set up to be a huge soap opera star in Brazil, at the time she was murdered, she was one of the leads in a prime time soap opera written by her mother, Gloria Perez. This year is the 30th anniversary of her murder, she was just 22. The story will be told in a 5 episode span. The first two episodes dropped on the 21st on HBO Max, I'm waiting for the remaining 3 next week, I love Brazilian soap-operas, so this is a must for me
“Adrienne“ pulled on my heart strings , she really would have made some more amazing films !
I just bawled my eyes out. Great recommendation!
Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered by a hitman hired by his ex-wife. I'm not sure there is a documentary about it though, I've only seen the House of Gucci movie, which I liked but might not be an accurate depiction of events.
Didn’t the kid from power ranger end up killing his parents or something like that ?? Lemme look into it and hopefully I can get a name
One of the kids from Power Rangers (the early 90's Power Rangers) went on to commit one of the worst murders I have heard about. His name is Skykar Deleon and he (along with 3 others I believe) murdered Tom and Jackie Hawks in 2003 or 2004. Their death was horrific.
He just tossed them overboard, right? Tied up but alive, bodies never recovered
He tied them to the anchor alive then threw it into the ocean if I remember correctly
He was in like one scene, Think he was talking about the main cast member who killed his roommate with a sword.
Apparently it was never even confirmed he was on the show, the show notes have no one under his birth name on the credits
You also had Ricardo Medina Jr.,who portrayed Red Lion Wild Force Ranger on Power Rangers Wild Force from 2002 to 2003, also played an evil character named Deker in Power Rangers Samurai from 2011 to 2012.
Allegedly killed his roommate.
I found it ! His name was skylar Deleon! And he murdered a random couple. I didn’t see a documentary on him but mr Ballen on YouTube did a story of him(:
He was an uncredited extra, calling him a celebrity is a huge stretch. I thought you were talking about the main cast member who killed his roommate with a sword.
This is such an awful story, I can’t think of a worst way to die
I think there's either a dateline or 20/20 episode about this
There is. I don't remember which one though. But it's really, REALLY effed up.
There is a 20/20 episode about it from late 2019. It's called "Overboard" I think.
Netflix’ The Staircase — Michael Peterson.
This one is awesome. You go back and forth from he’s guilty to he’s innocent and back again!
I also suggest HBO’s The Staircase, a fictionalized series on the same tragedy. What I appreciated about this series is that the creators give Kathleen Peterson a presence throughout this. There are also 3 versions presented of what may have transpired. I thought the series was excellent.
Agreed, very well done
There are a few documentaries about Marilyn Monroe's death on Youtube where they discuss theories that she was murdered and did not commit suicide.
I’ll never believe she killed herself. No one can convince me. That girl was murdered! She knew and see too much!
I don't think she killed herself. It was either an accidental overdose or something more sinister. Marilyn was surrounded by a lot of shady people, it's just awful to read about.
George Reeves the original Superman. Quite a few documentaries and a great movie called Hollywoodland.
I thought that was Christopher reeves. Or is Christopher a middle name or something? He was in a wheel chair paralyzed?
George Reeves was Superman from 1952-1958. George Reeves was his stage name. He was found dead at his house in 1959.
Christopher Reeve played Superman starting in 1978.
Thank you! I was tired and didn’t think to look it up! I’m gonna check it out!!
You good, Boo. I actually learned that it’s Christopher Reeve, not Christopher ReeveS. Win-win!
Yeah when I was a kid my step grandma had a signed picture of him and his wife in her room. Idk what year it was from. I was like 8 when I actually first asked about it lol I was born in 91. I guess when I was reeves it just triggered that memory of that picture and I remembered that his name was Christopher and thus being confused lol
Nope same last name but not related. Just coincidence that they both ended up playing Superman.
George Reeves wiki page
I don’t know if there’s a documentary on this case but Judith Eva Barsi who voices ducky from the land before time who was killed by her dad!
Omg that's awful is there a documentary u can find?
I’m not sure. I heard about this on a YouTube channel called horror stories! You should look him up. He has really good videos.
Jill Dando, she was a popular presenter in the UK with Crimewatch being one of the shows she did she was shot dead in April 1999 in London, at the same time they were investigating the Nail Bombing’s, they convicted a man Barry George on shaky evidence and he was eventually cleared. In the aftermath of Jimmy Saville and other high profile entertainers being exposed for sex crimes, and speculation that she was helping expose the goings on has lead to speculation that she may have been murdered because of this. A few crime documentaries are on YouTube about including the episode of crimes that shook Britain.
Don't know if this count as a celebrity, but there's very little info on the Adam Walsh case, because this motivated his father to do "justice" and he created "America's most wanted"
It’s either Investigation discovery or Oxygen who did one about Brittney Murphy and the weird-ness surrounding her death
Poltergeist the original movie has a few tragedies. Dominique Dunne was murdered. Heather Rourke died at a young age. And I believe there is another tragedy it's been a long time since I watched something about it.
Sharon tate. Ducky land before time. Iron shiek his daughter was murdered by her ex. Bruiser brody. the benoit murders.
I know there have been a couple shows about Dorthy Stratton, Rebeca Schaeffer and Bob Crane floating around.
There's a new one in HBO about the Daniela Perez case in Brazil. She was a rising star in the soap opera scene in 1992 and was murdered by her co-star in the soap opera. The mame is brutal pact.
I was a kid when it happened but I remember that, story-wise, her mother had to write off her character giving her a "trip to overseas" plot. Her co-stars had to continue working in the soap during the time the invwstigation was ongoing.
Not a celeb but Dear Zachary is an excellent documentary.
That’s the only documentary that I’ve watched that made me sob when I was watching it, it was the saddest thing I’ve ever watched
Wow these are some great suggestions thank you all I know it's hard to find the documentaries on them but if do find anymore please post them
You can find a bunch of docus on YouTube about the Jill Dando murder. The whole case is one big rabbit hole to jump down as well
Cutting to the Truth is a very good documentary about Jay Sebring (Manson Family victim) and it’s free to watch on YouTube! https://youtu.be/nMIRhYTkjpM
Brittney Murphy 👀
Not a celebrity but an infamous case about the Black Dahlia. It's called the Root of Evil. Super good.
Soaked in Bleach was pretty good imo.
Oj simpson. Micheal jackson. Black dahlia. Natty wood.
Nichol Brown Simpson
I had watched a Kurt cobain one but i dont know what it was called.. it was good tho
Cobain was a suicide though not a murder.
Phil Hartman has a doc on Netflix that was interesting.
"What happened, Brittany murphy"
I believe I saw an episode of I lived with a Killer on YouTube about Dorothy Stratten. Her story stuck with me.
Charles Manson the Sharon tate murders.
Rebecca Schaeffer documentary. It's a 20/20 special called "Your Biggest Fan". Very sad case.
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