16 celebrities who died broke

These entertainers and famous individuals had everything going their way but managed to let large fortunes slip from their grasp.

MSN Money staff

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Jun 25, 2013 11:45AM
Just tell us already.  I'm busy, its an interesting subject but I just want to know who they are and not be forced to use Bing.  I already knew all but Veronica Lake for sure.  Its just irritating. and getting more common to tease the reader like this. 
Jun 25, 2013 12:14PM
Bing is doing all it can to get people to use it by engaging us with these stories and then making us "click" to use their search engine. Don't they know all they are doing is pissing people off? I for one DO NOT continue reading once I see is one of their schemes. I guarantee you that in a few months they are going to stop this nonsense when it backfires on them!
Jun 25, 2013 12:31PM
I looked at 2 blurry pictures and now I'm here to say adios. MSN is the worst.
Jun 25, 2013 12:33PM
Jun 25, 2013 12:22PM
They pull the same stunt on the "Wonderwall". Just another way for marketers to track your movements. I just close the window and move on.
Jun 25, 2013 1:03PM
I thought this would be interesting but I did not want to play a guessing game.   Some of us are older than 12.
Jun 25, 2013 12:19PM
I with computer 60.  I hate Bing and when I come across this kind of crap, I exit out and forget about it.
Jun 25, 2013 12:49PM
I am so fed up with the poor journalism and tactics to drive searches with these teaser articles. Keep it up and I will move on from your site.
Jun 25, 2013 12:53PM
Stop with the damn slideshows already.  SHOW A LIST, NOT A SLIDESHOW! Microsoft at us again, screwing us at every turn!

I'm on to them now!

If I see an interesting headline, I take it from MSN, google it, then go to another website that has A LIST, NOT A SLIDESHOW!


Jun 25, 2013 1:36PM
This is why I simply hate Bing. If I find the subject interesting enough, I go to google and find the answers with one click...ONE. I do everything in my God-given power to avoid Bing like the f'ing plague...which to me is what they are.
Jun 25, 2013 1:26PM

Why do this MSN? Why make us click on extra buttons to find out who these people are? Its just a waste of time.


Jun 25, 2013 1:04PM
To msn. If you think you play quiz game  with this type of fuzzy faces and redirections to half of dozens different web sites and pages for a simple answer, then guess  what? You annoy people. For  the same reasons I get reed of TV. To much B/s. +every video, 30 s of commercials. Do you have that much time Americans? Not me.
Jun 25, 2013 1:13PM
this is stupid !!   blurry pictures
Jun 25, 2013 12:54PM
I will never spend another second on this ****.
Jun 25, 2013 1:17PM
Ya I am tired of bing inflating thier stats with these click to see games.  think I quit MSN all together.
Jun 25, 2013 1:32PM
I hate needing to go somewhere else to read an article or get additional info. I clicked on the original link to get the information listed. I don't have to time to be redirected elsewhere so Bing gets additional hits. Guess I can go back to Yahoo for my information.
Jun 25, 2013 1:38PM
Geez, I hate this Bing crap. I think making people spend an hour clicking on every stupid thing you upload is destroying everyone's desire to use Bing. It's nuts. I don't care enough what the answers are to spend that kind of time bothering with it.
Jun 25, 2013 12:50PM

How could you forget Bud Abbott. At one time Abbott and Costello were the highest earring actors in Hollywood yet thanks to the IRS he died penniless in a nursing home. He even went so far as to ask fans of Abbott and Costello to donate 25 cents to him hoping that if just 10% of all fans did this he would have been able to lead a decent life. On his death bed Lou Costello said he just heard of Abbotts troubles and if he heard earlier he would have helped him.

Abbott and Costello were ruined by the IRS when they rejected their deductions for the Lou Costello junior foundation, a non profit agency that the both gave vast sums of money to build parks for children in memorial of Lou Costello's son who drowned in a back yard pool accident. They failed to file the proper papers for charitable status and the IRS took them for back taxes plus interest and penalties. They even took a ring that was inherited by Lou Costello. Costello started a Vegas act. Abbott was older and could not do that kind of work anymore and so turned over his social security to a nursing home and there he died.



Jun 25, 2013 12:26PM
you forgot abbot and Costello. they did all those war films for free for the government and had all there money taken away in taxes from the government and died broke.
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