Dallas Doctor Cheats on Wife With “It Girl”

Dr. William Earl Pearson’s estranged wife Elizabeth filed for divorce in a Dallas court on October 18, 1928 after pocketing a $30,000 payoff to keep actress Clara Bow’s name out of the proceedings.

The scandalous “It Girl” had secretly slipped into Big D several times to see the latest in her long line of lovers.  But when the doctor’s missus found out about the affair and threatened to go public, studio bosses bought her silence and Bow moved on to her next romantic fling.

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