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When Mansfield Welcomed: Jayne Mansfield

1 Oct , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It has been 54 years since the tragic death of an American actress, a lady with a very familiar last name and who paid at least one visit to Mansfield and Richland County.

It was on the night of June 28/29, 1967 that Jayne Mansfield and her attorney were killed on a car trip from Biloxi, Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana. At 2:25 AM, the car slammed into the back of a tractor trailer which had slowed behind and was obscured by a truck spraying mosquito fogger. Mansfield’s three children escaped with minor injuries.

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: Jayne Mansfield

8 Aug , 2018  

In this installment of our “When Mansfield Welcomed” series, which looks at well-known visitors to Mansfield and Richland County over the last two hundred years, we are pleased to re-post our popular story about the visit of actress Jayne Mansfield which we posted on June 29, 2017, the 50th anniversary of her tragic passing:

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of an American actress, a lady with a very familiar last name and who paid at least one visit to Mansfield and Richland County. It was on the night of June 28/29, 1967 that Jayne Mansfield and her attorney were killed on a car trip from Biloxi, Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana. More…

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