The Death Of This Sex Symbol’s Husband Triggered One Of Hollywood’s Most Sordid Mysteries

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It’s September 5, 1932, and a gardener stumbles across Paul Bern’s lifeless body in his Beverly Hills home. Two months earlier, the Hollywood producer married the screen siren Jean Harlow, earning the envy of men across the globe. But now, he appears to have taken his own life, in a mystery that continues to haunt Hollywood to this day.

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