The Forgotten Famous

Series produced by Matt Mitchell


They were the most famous people in America. Today, their names barely ring a bell. What happened?

Fast-paced stories exploring how some of the most renowned people in American history went from A-listers to unknown commodities.

5 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
A grisly crime in a sleepy mill town. The original "Trial of the Century." A Massachusetts nobody, transformed into the most infamous woman alive. ...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 15:49
  • Purchases: 1
One of American music's original crossover kings, his music transformed a city and an industry forever. 

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 18:45
Cloaked in mythology by the age of 40, this original hero of the Wild West embodied the term "living legend." So why have we forgotten him?

  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 17:16
He was the brawny icon of sports' Golden Age, and his singular popularity revolutionized live entertainment forever. So how did this legend get for...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2018
  • Length: 12:13
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In a time when women couldn't even vote, she wielded incredible power, blazing her own trail to unrivaled fame and fortune. So why don't we remembe...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2018
  • Length: 14:33