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Jayne Mansfield was a popular American actress who acted in films, theatre, and television. Apart from that, she was a nightclub entertainer and singer. Her first big break on stage was ‘Will success spoil Rock Hunter?’ which became a huge success. Later, she made several stage appearances and performed in nightclubs. W. Kellman, the producer of the film ‘The Burglar,’ was the first to offer her a dramatic role. She grabbed the opportunity with both hands and proved that she can perform a dramatic role as well. With her performance in the film ‘The Wayward Bus,’ she tried to break the ‘blonde bombshell’ stereotype and establish herself as an actress who could play serious roles. After the success of ‘The Girl Can’t Help It,’ ‘20th Century Fox’ bought her out of her contract with Broadway for a whopping $100,000 and started promoting her. Her first lead role on television was in ‘The Bachelor.’ ‘Kiss Them for Me’ was her last starring role in a mainstream Hollywood studio film. She returned to European films with her performance in ‘The George Raft Story.’ Her film ‘Promises! Promises!’ was banned in Cleveland for its obscene content, but it became a huge success in other places and her name was on the Top 10 list of box-office attractions for the year 1963.
In 1967, Mansfield was in Biloxi, Mississippi, for an engagement at the Gus Stevens Supper Club. After two appearances on the evening of June 28, Mansfield, her attorney and companion Sam Brody, their driver Ronnie Harrison (age 20), and three of her children – Miklós, Zoltán, and Mariska – left Biloxi after midnight in a 1966 Buick Electra 225. Their destination was New Orleans, where Mansfield was to appear on WDSU’s Midday Show the next day. At about 2:25 a.m. on June 29, on U.S. Highway 90, 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the Rigolets Bridge, the Buick crashed at high speed into the rear of a ‘Johnson’ tractor-trailer, driven by a Mr. Rambo, that had slowed down for an approaching insecticide fog-spraying truck which was flashing a red light. The three adults in the front seat died instantly. The children, asleep in the rear seat, survived with minor injuries.
Reports that Mansfield was decapitated are untrue, although she suffered severe head trauma. This urban legend started with the appearance in police photographs of the crashed car with its top virtually sheared off, and what resembled a blonde-haired head tangled in the car’s smashed windshield. However, Mansfield’s death certificate, which states her immediate cause of death to be “crushed skull with avulsion of cranium and brain,” rules this out. The identity of the head-like shape has not been definitively determined, but it is debated to have been either a wig that Mansfield was wearing or carrying, the top portion of her real hair and scalp, or “something else entirely.” After her death, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended requiring an underride guard (a strong bar made of steel tubing) on all tractor-trailers; the trucking industry was slow to adopt this change. In America, the underride guard is sometimes known as a “Mansfield bar”, or an “ICC bumper”.
Mansfield’s funeral took place on July 3 in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania. The service was conducted by Charles Montgomery, a pastor of the Zion Methodist Church. A private funeral service was held at the chapel of the Pullis Funeral Home. A Methodist minister conducted her funeral ceremony. Mickey Hargitay was the only ex-husband present at the funeral. Mansfield was interred in Fairview Cemetery, southeast of Pen Argyl, beside her father Herbert Palmer.