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Parker Develops Bebop, Dies Poor

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Parker Develops Bebop, Dies Poor

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images   Charlie Parker was widely successful in the 20th century. The jazz musician played the saxophone in various groups but also was a solo artist. Parker was known for his improvisation skills and his ability to play abnormally fast tempos. Parker and Dizzy Gillespie created the […]

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The King Of Pop Owed A Pretty Penny

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The King Of Pop Owed A Pretty Penny

Kevin Mazur/WireImage Michael Jackson’s impact on music is undeniable. That statement is especially true if you separate his personal life issues from the music he made. Jackson was the first artist to have an album achieve multiplatinum status 30 times (Thriller). The cash flow was there but so was the […]

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Peter Pan Gets Jail Time

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Peter Pan Gets Jail Time

RKO Radio Pictures/Getty Images   The story about Bobby Driscoll is sad a sad one. Best known as the voice of the beloved Disney character Peter Pan, Driscoll got his start early. The early beginning only meant more chances for things to wrong, and that’s what happened. He went to […]

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Another Artist Recognized Too Late

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Another Artist Recognized Too Late

Susan Biddle/For The Washington Post via Getty Images   Like Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe was significantly underrated during his time. He is now credited with bringing the detective genre to the forefront. Many of his pieces included horror, suspense, and mystery. The work he put in back then […]

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Dickinson Flew Under The Radar

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Dickinson Flew Under The Radar

Culture Club/Getty Images   Many poets are introverts. This was true for Emily Dickinson. She lived a quiet life during which she wrote more than a thousand poems. However, only a few of them were published (anonymously at that), so she wasn’t getting much money. Her poems came to light […]

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This Master Artist Only Sold One Painting

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This Master Artist Only Sold One Painting

CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images   Vincent Van Gogh had a short life, but he still managed to create 2,000 pieces of art. He was ahead of his time, and his paintings went highly underappreciated. But the total number of works he sold while alive is one. His brother bought it. Van […]

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Rooney Lasted 90 Years With Nothing To Show For It

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Rooney Lasted 90 Years With Nothing To Show For It

Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images   The late actor Mickey Rooney had one of the longest runs in entertainment history. Throughout his 90-year tenure, Rooney married eight times. He also earned two Golden Globes while alive. When he passed away, there wasn’t enough money in his bank account to pay […]

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Bela Lugosi Ended Up Being Typecast

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Bela Lugosi Ended Up Being Typecast

Contributor/Getty Images   Bela Lugosi is frequently identified as Dracula, thanks to starring in the 1931 horror film. He became a sensation instantly. But as fast as his money came, it also went away just as quickly. Thanks to his drug and alcohol problem, Lugosi blew his money swiftly. And […]

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The Youngest Bee Gee Falls To Cocaine

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The Youngest Bee Gee Falls To Cocaine

Stuart Nicol/Evening Standard/Getty Images The Bee Gees are an iconic group. Their youngest member, Andy Gibb, had enough money to have a life filled with whatever he wanted, but temptation took over. The young musician turned to cocaine abuse that destroyed his personal and financial growth. There was a point […]

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Bad Investments Knock Out Joe Louis

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Bad Investments Knock Out Joe Louis

Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images   Heavyweight boxer Joe Louis was the world’s longest-reigning heavyweight champion. The span of his run lasted 12 years from 1937 to 1949. As one could imagine, your net worth will rise if you continue to be the best in your field. His gross […]

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