Old School Scandals We (Almost) Forgot About

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Barry Gordy

Remember Jennifer Hudson’s character Effie White from Dreamgirls? Her story is true. Barry Gordy kicked Florence Ballard out of The Supremes and moved Diana Ross to the head of The Supremes.

The move was cold and came out of nowhere. Florence Ballard never really recovered. She spiraled down itno drug abuse, alcohol, depression and poverty. Finally she died of a heart attack in 1976 at the age of 32.

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