Eddie Mannix

Eddie Mannix

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edgar Joseph "Eddie" Mannix (25 February 1891, Fort Lee, New Jersey - 30 August 1963, Beverly Hills, California) was an American film studio executive. Mannix became the Vice-President of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He allegedly had connections to gangs and the underworld; gossip purported that he murdered his first wife Bernice Fitzmaurice (in a make-believe high speed car crash) in 1937. He was also rumored to be complicit in cover-ups involving the deaths of film producer Paul Bern and Superman actor George Reeves, with whom his second wife Toni Mannix had a long open affair. Mannix was never formally charged as Reeves's death was ruled a suicide (as was Bern's), and no credible evidence has ever been cited to confirm the rumors. However, the 2006 film Hollywoodland (in which he was portrayed by Bob Hoskins) speculates on three theories, one of which is that one or both of the Mannixes might have caused Reeves' death.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136757176
  • 9786136757179