The Details: Ava called Frank "the love of her life," but Hollywood called her a hussy and a Femme Fatale for breaking up The Chairman of the Board's marriage to Nancy. That wagging tongues actually boosted her career -- nothing like a scandal to sell a screen siren -- but it almost fatally damaged Frank's when gossip columnists, the Catholic Church and fans united in their disdain. Ava used her clout to get Frank cast in From Here To Eternity, which got him an Oscar. The couple divorced in 1957, but remained close until her death in 1990.
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