Doris Day hated foul language and decided to put a swear jar in her recording studio to keep people in check. The wholesome star was careful about her image as well and made sure that her songs were not used in films.
The golden actress had a reputation to keep after all. She was the good girl of Hollywood and couldn’t stray from her brand.
Rock Hudson Loved Gardening
You would imagine that the favorite hobby of actor Rock Hudson (the 6’4” heartthrob) would be something like golfing or hunting, but it was actually gardening. Hudson found the nurturing hobby of gardening to be soothing to the soul and had a personal rose garden.
He even said at one time that if he had not become an actor, he would have wanted to be a gardener.
Sophia Loren Had Terrible Stage Fright
The beautiful Italian star known for performances in “Two Women” and “Houseboat” had terrible stage fright. She would never do live theater performances and only preferred to work in film, where mistakes could easily be corrected.
She even avoided awards shows and, when she landed an Academy Award for best actress, Loren had to be called by Cary Grant to let her know she had won.
Burt Reynolds, The Club Owner
During the 70s, when nightclubs were a major social excursion, Burt Reynolds thought he would get in on the action. The actor decided to establish “Burt’s Place,” a nightclub featuring a stained glass dance floor with a rendition of Reynold’s face.
The trendy venture that was opened in downtown Atlanta, unfortunately, was not successful for Reynolds and was closed after just one year.
David O. Selznick Was Known for his Mind-Boggling Memos.
The brilliant producer who was responsible for numerous classics such as “Gone with the Wind,” “Rebecca,” and “Spellbound” cared about the smallest details in filmmaking. Apparently, Selznick was known for his lengthy, and at times confusing memos to the cast and crew.
The filmmaker would not read through his dictated thoughts to make sure they were fluid for the reader, which often lead to confusion for the recipient. Selznick was known so much for his complex memos that there was even a book written about them, "Memo from David O. Selznick."