Oscar-worthy Movie: Libeled Lady (1936)
Harlow's film career was cut short when she died at the age of 26, the result of renal failure. The original platinum blond bombshell was an MGM superstar, but she never appeared brighter than when she played Gladys Benton in the 1936 screwball comedy, Libeled Lady.
At the Academy Awards, Harlow was so ill that Clark Gable's wife, Carole Lombard, had to assist her to the bathroom during breaks. She passed away in 1937 and was buried in the gown she wore for her most popular film. "Baby" was never honored by the Academy, but fans and film lovers will never forget her.