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Bruce Jenner and his wife Chrystie Jenner circa 1977.

Photos by Gary Lewis

Bruce Jenner and his wife Chrystie Jenner circa 1977.

Photos by Gary Lewis

Bruce Jenner and his wife Chrystie Jenner circa 1977.

Photos by Gary Lewis

Jim Brown and Raquel Welch publicity photos for “100 Rifles” (1969). This was one of the first movies to feature a sex scene between people of different races. 

O.J. Simpson orange juice ad for TreeSweet in 1978.

Photos by Sid Avery

Mike Tyson and Robin Givens on “Good Morning America” in 1988.

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Joe Louis and Lena Horne photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

Lena Horne was visiting boxer Joe Louis while he trained. The book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, details their romance. Both were married to other people, and Louis had even become a father in February 1943. But the world champion of heavyweight boxing kept visiting the Stormy Weather set to see Horne, whom he’d reportedly met at the

New York City nightclub

Café Society. 

Joe spoke openly of their on-again, off-again affair to his friend Alice Key; Horne flaunted a mink coat he’d given to her. On November 12, 1942, Billy Rowe had reported the widespread rumor that Louis, then an army sergeant would divorce his wife to marry Horne. Both he and Horne issued vague denials. “I think that Lena is a grand person, on and off the screen, but that doesn’t mean I want to marry her or vice versa,” said the boxer. Added Horne, Sergeant Louis and I have been friends for several years and to me, like fifty million others, he’s a symbol of greatness. I can certainly admire him and be in his company without hopping off to the alter.”

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NFL star O.J. Simpson with his wife

Marguerite Whitley, daughter Arnelle and son Jason, 1973.

Left Eye & Andre Rison photographed by Chris Cuffaro, 2000. 

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O.J. Simpson, running back for the Buffalo Bills, poses with his wife, Marguerite, daughter Arnelle, 4, and son Jason, 2, in Buffalo, New York on October 10, 1973. 

In 1973, Simpson became the first player to break the highly coveted 2,000-yard rushing mark with 2,003 total rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. For his performance he won that year’s NFL MVP Award,

NFL player of the year and

The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award. While other players had broken the 2,000-yard mark since Simpson, his record happened when the NFL only had 14-game seasons; as opposed to the now 16-game seasons.