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MOVIE TRIVIA - PT38. ⋆ Historian Alan Royle
Greg Bautzer & Joan Crawford at the Stork Club Bautzer and his wife Dana Wynter The Hollywood playboy attorney Greg Bautzer spoke from experience when he said of Joan Crawford that, ‘a night with Joan was better than a year with ten others.’ They dated intermittently over 10 years and both of them enjoyed rough sex, often appearing with bruises or cuts after a night together. In the 1981 movie Mommie Dearest, he was the character referred to as ‘Uncle Greg’. In 1956 he married the British beauty Dana Wynter, a union that ended in divorce 24 years later. They had one child together. Linda Darnell & Joseph L. Mankiewicz Joseph L. Mankiewicz won Oscars for Best Director and Best Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949). He also enjoyed a romantic affair with one of the picture’s leading ladies, Linda Darnell, who desperately wanted him to leave his wife and marry her instead. Twenty-five year old Linda had been acting in Hollywood since she [...]