Wisconsin Showgirl Nina Pierson and the Ziegfeld Curse

The latest episode of the Wisconsinology podcast with Frank Anderson tells the story of Wisconsin Ziegfeld girl Nina Pierson, a school teacher from Spooner, and her sordid relationship with Asbestos heir Tommy Manville, who had been married 13 times throughout his life.

Dead at the age of 34, was Nina a victim of the curse that seemed to befall the glamorous showgirls of the Ziegfeld Follies?

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