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Barbara Schroeder
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Barbara Schroeder is a Los Angeles based Emmy Award-Winning journalist. She's a documentary film maker who's most recent film "talhotblond:" won the grand jury best documentary award at the 2009 Seattle Film Festival. She's also the co-author of the book "The Diet for Teenagers Only."

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Unveiled: The Mystery Millionairess of Beverly Hills

(5) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 1:32 PM

More than anything, the woman who lived in the grandest of mansions at the top of the hill didn't want anyone to see her face. Every day and every night, she wore a tight black veil, covering all but her eyes.

Even her contractor, who had built 2 mansions...

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"Mexican Spitfire" Mystery Solved After 7 Decades!

(28) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 2:42 PM

Beautiful actress Lupe Velez, the Sofia Vergara of her day, was famous for not only her passionate acting and love life (plenty of paramours and a marriage to "Tarzan" aka Johnny Weismuller) but also for a devastating tragedy and urban myth: that she died with her head in a toilet...

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Phyllis Diller Still Cackling at 93!

(12) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 2:05 PM

Is there anything better than the perfect joke at the perfect time? Yes, having it delivered by an iconic, wild-haired, eccentrically-dressed female stand-up comic who opened the door for all the women who would follow.

We sat next to the lovely Phyllis Diller at a fancy-schmanzy party the other night...

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And You Thought Your Mother Wasn't Perfect

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 10:27 AM

Don't get along with your Mom? Wish you had a better relationship? Then read this story, it might suddenly make your mom look like Mother of the Year.

By all accounts, Mary Shieler was a perfect mother, one who loved and spoiled her breathtakingly beautiful teenage daughter Jessi. They were...

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Launching the Last One

(4) Comments | Posted August 24, 2009 | 6:14 PM

The weather report for the day: cloudy, with a chance of sprinkles. That also describes exactly how I feel right now, dropping my son off for his freshman year of college, some 2,000 miles away from home. It's not just any son. It's my youngest. My baby.

He's as...

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