Final movies by screen legends that killed their careers for good..

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    Name one that did.

    Joan Crawford in Trog
     
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    Gene Kelly in Xanadu.
     
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    Mae West in Sextette
     
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    Raquel Welch in Myra Breckingridge
     
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    Ava Gardner.....damn what's that horror movie?!!!!!!
     
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    Natalie Wood: BRAINSTORM
    Career Killer LITERALLY.

    VIC MORROW : TWILIGHT ZONE
    SAME DEAL
     
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    Kinda...NW was drowned while not filming and even tho the film bombed it didn't kill her career.

    VM (incidently, Jennifer Jason Leigh's father) was killed WHILE filming so no matter how bad the movie may have been we'll never know if it killed his career or NW's for that matter.
     
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    Were you thinking The Sentinel? That's the horror movie I can think of that starred Ava Gardner.

    Another one:

    Bette Davis in The Wicked Stepmother.
     
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    Yes thank you! That's it. But wasn't the WS released posthumously?
     
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    I think it was released after Bette Davis' death. She was horridfied at the way she was treated on the set because when she left them for good, they only use a badly CGI effect cat or something to cover the star's absence. She only had a good 5 minute cameo at least and you could tell she was in cricitcal condition.
     
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    Kinda like what they did w/Lugosi's last film after he died and they used a stand in actor who covered his face w/the vampire cape! lol
     
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    Ah, but here's the catch. They used the stock footage for Bela Lugosi's last appearance to recreate his legacy, which didn't do any good. The man was already in deterioted health, looked haggard, and best of all, not a very good send off to the Hungarian that originally did Shakespeare in his hometown. The sad thing is that Ed Wood thought he was trying to create the man's legacy once more and he was sued by some family members of Bela Lugosi's for exploiting him in that critical state he was in. You have to remember that Bela was a has-been in the 50s and a bit of a drug addict as well, which didn't help him in either case, unfortunately. And I don't think the family of Bela Lugosi ever forgave him for that, so Plan 9 From Outer Space remained his worst yet of all Ed Wood films.
     
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    Good point E20!!! Ya know I talked to Bela's son on the phone once....long story.....he was very nice!
     
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    I was thinking another career killer, but he somehow survived it. John Wayne as Genghis Khan in The Conquerer with Susan Hayward. And they all got cancer for that, unfortunately, because the set was tested for nuclear testing grounds. All of them got the cancer....
     
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    I was gonna mention a couple other stinkers of his too, But J.W. is a Hero to me.

    I thought McHugh was AWFUL.
    And Green Berets: He was a fat 60 year old man trying to play a G.B Colonel! Not too convincing though.
    I give him a Mulligan on all 3 of these Stinkers Cuz his swan-song "The Shootist" was as fitting a final movie for that man as ever could have been Produced.
     
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    Another one I am thinking, but she was more of a comic actress than a movie star is Lucille Ball in her last sitcom from the mid-80s called Life With Lucy. Don't bother. I was 16 then and it was horrible. I mean, I love I Love Lucy. That's a show my grandmother and my mother cherished, but seeing a fragile Lucille Ball trying to do physical comedy and cheesy family moments is enough to pass this one to the ground or better yet, never hear of this travesty again. But if I had to choose one, it is possibly Mame or Yours, Mine, and Ours.
     
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