Jericho, NY, September 21, 2001 – The Beatles once sang "Can't Buy Me Love" – but contrary to the popular tune, some of this century's wealthiest moguls, enjoyed spending their riches trying! Beginning November 12, WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT presents Love & Money, a week-long look at the unforgettable relationships of some of the wealthiest figures of our time in the original series GREAT ROMANCES. Featuring never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews, GREAT ROMANCES recounts the stories of legendary love affairs.
GREAT ROMANCES, a week of Love & Money airs each night at 8:30PM/ET from November 12 to November 16:
Aristotle Onassis & Maria Callas – Monday, November 12
Though married at the time of their first meeting, opera singer Maria Callas caught the eye of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. He invited Callas and her husband aboard his yacht and by the end of the cruise, Callas' marriage was over and she and Onassis were lovers. Though he never married her, the two endured a long love affair and it's believed that Onassis was enthralled with the singing beauty until the time of his death.
Barbara Hutton & Cary Grant – Tuesday, November 13
She was the heiress to the Woolworth fortune and he was the matinee idol who just couldn't be tied down. All the money in the world couldn't keep Grant committed to one of the richest women in America.
Howard Hughes & Ava Gardner – Wednesday, November 14
One of America's greatest aviators, Howard Hughes was linked to many beautiful actresses. However, Ava Gardner – one of Hollywood's most glamorous icons – was the only one able to steal the heart of this reclusive billionaire.
Prince Rainier & Grace Kelly – Thursday, November 15
An elegant beauty and one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood, many eligible suitors pursued Grace Kelly. Her aloof attitude toward such attention caught the eye of the Grimaldi Prince Rainier, whose determination won out in the end. The two lived a jet-set lifestyle in Hollywood and on the French Riviera, until her death in 1982.
William Randolph Hearst & Marion Davies – Friday, November 16
The course of American history was literally changed by the influence William Randolph Hearst wielded through his newspaper empire. He was manipulated and seduced by his secretary and mistress Marion Davies, for whom he built the beautiful Castle of San Simeon.
GREAT ROMANCES is produced by Nugus/Martin Productions, Ltd. for the BBC and WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT.
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