19 September 2009

Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967)

Who is this lovely lady? Why it's Jayne Mansfield, born April 19,1933 and died June 29,1967. She was one of the most popular playboys of the 1950's. She was a movie star, starring in many movies like Kiss Them For Me (1957) and Promises! Promises! (1963).

Jayne's untimely death was a result of a car crash. She was in Biloxi, Mississippi with her two children, her lawer, and her driver were in her 1966 Buick Electra 225 when it hit the rear end of a tractor trailer that had slowed down due to mosquito fog being sprayed.

Of course, there were rumors and urban legends surrounding her death. The most famous rumor was that her body was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania and her head was buried in Hollywood but that isn't true. There is a cenotaph in Hollywood for her but it has the incorrect date of birth on it.

Just a bit of trivia though. Some good did come out of this tragedy. Her death caused the NHSTA to have an underride guard installed on all tractor trailers. It is known as the Mansfield Bar.

1 comment:

  1. I love useless trivia. I can now amaze all of my friends with my useless knowledge...

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