Before They Were Famous
people in film and history when they were young
Jane Mansfield and Mariska Hargitay
Barbara Stanwyck was born Ruby Catherine Stevens in Brooklyn, New York on July 16, 1907. When she was four, her mother was killed when a drunken stranger pushed her off a moving streetcar.Two weeks after the funeral, Byron Stevens joined a work crew digging the Panama canal & was never seen again.Ruby & her brother, Byron. were raised by their older sister Mildred. When Mildred got a job as a John Cort showgirl, Ruby & Byron were placed in a series of foster homes.