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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Barbara Burns was the daughter of famed American comedian Robin "Bob" Burns. He was a musical comedian appearing on radio and in movies in the 1930s and 1940s, and also wrote a homey newspaper column from 1936-1940. Burns invented a novelty musical instrument which he called a "bazooka." During World War II, the Army's handheld anti-tank rocket launcher, also known as "stovepipe" was nicknamed the "bazooka." He had four children and died in 1956. Barbara Burns was a troubled teenager who began using hard drugs by the time she was eighteen. She attempted suicide several times and finally died of an overdose in January 1962. Barbara is pictured standing in a doorway holding a cigarette. She is in court facing narcotics charges. Photograph dated May 29, 1958.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00110858 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 5139 CARL0005358983 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32469
Burns, Bob,--1890-1956--Family Burns, Bob,--1890-1956--Family--Trials, litigation, etc Children of celebrities--United States Crime--California--Los Angeles Criminals--California--Los Angeles Narcotic habit--California--Los Angeles Drug abuse--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs