HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY DEATHS WHODUNIT
Two months after marrying screen goddess Jean Harlow, MGM executive Bern was found naked in a pool of blood with a pistol by his side at their mansion. The coroner ruled his September 1932 death a suicide, and police found this note: “Dearest Dear, Unfortuately [sic] this is the only way to make good the frightful wrong I have done you and to wipe out my abject humiliation, I Love [sic] you. Paul. You understand that last night was only a comedy.” Some believe Bern was murdered by his abandoned common-law wife, Dorothy Millette, who then committed suicide by drowning. Jean Harlow died suddenly at age 26 in 1936 under mysterious circumstances.
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