Jean was born at 5: 40 pm-CST time while Sharon was born at 5:47 pm-CST time (close), but on a different date.
Both were part of the studio system and were designed to show off their sex appeal even though they really could act and do more if the role called for it.
Both were very close to their mothers who were in turn, very protective of their children. Their mothers were never the same after their children's deaths. In addition, both had their mother's laid to rest with them.
Both had kind natures and would give you the shirt off their backs if you needed it.
Both were generous to fans, happily signing autographs and answering fan mail--sending autographs.
Both worked for MGM and 20th Century Fox studios.
Harlow dated Max Baer, Sr while Sharon dated Max Baer, Jr though the second couple were actually more like good friends.
Other sex symbols/blonde bombshells have followed (including Sharon and Marilyn Monroe), but it is Jean Harlow who all others are measured against.
Both adored animals and had dogs.
Both were beautiful and married older men.
Both have been mentioned in song, for instance, Harlow was mentioned in Madonna's 'Vogue' song and Sharon was mentioned in The Aluminum Group song "Miss Tate." Others have mentioned them in their music as well.
Both starred in bit parts in movies eventually leading to larger roles.
Harlow's first film, "Hell's Angels" was shot twice. Once with another actress as a silent film, then with Harlow as a talkie film. Sharon had a similiar incident with her first major film when, Kim Novak backed out of filming "Eye of the Devil" and it had to be shot twice, the second time with Deborah Kerr in Novak's role.
Both displayed a talent for comedic performances and had a great sense of humor off camera as well.
Both were continuously on the ascendant in their careers, parts were starting to get better and show more range.
Neither wore underwear; Jean never did and Sharon stopped because she said Polanski didn't want the mark lines to appear on her beautiful body. In addition, both were photographed in the nude.
Both smoked, Harlow's brand was Fatima while Sharon preferred Tareyton.
Both also appeared in fashion magazines and were cover girls on many of them.
Both lived at a time at the Chateau Marmont, the famous Los Angeles Hotel. And both lived on Easton Drive in Benedict Canyon: this is where Harlow's husband Paul Bern committed suicide and years later, Jay Sebring bought the house and supposedly Sharon had a premonition there according to this video:
Both died tragically at the age of 26 and were buried in California.
At the time of their deaths, everyone commented on how loved they were by so many and that neither had any enemies.
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Kerstien's new video is ready! Exciting! Here it is...
A rare lovely new photo of Sharon here:
And can't Polanski have a nice afternoon with friends without being critized for it?