Jean Harlow was THE original bombshell. Quite a moniker to live up to. And we know she did it well! Sure she played the Sex Kitten, but I don’t know if I’d want to see Harlow shave her hairline and play Queen Elizabeth!?! I adore the love story between her and William Powell. Even in the end, he bought her a private room in the Great Mausoleum, at Forrest Lawn Cemetery. Jean died young, at 26…from kidney disease. Not alcoholism, botched abortions or any other scandalous gossip. Today we celebrate her talent, popularity, toughness, and beauty!