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A rubella-based murder mystery

A rubella-based murder mystery

Agatha Christie used the tragic real-life story of Hollywood actress Gene Tierney as the basis of one of her many acclaimed ¬†murder mysteries.¬†In 1943, while pregnant with her first child, Tierney came down with German measles (rubella), contracted during her solo appearance at the now-defunct Hollywood Canteen. (This was war time and she was simply trying to do her bit to rally the troops.) The infant, Daria, who was born prematurely, was deaf and mentally retarded. A year after the birth of her child, a […]