Ruth Ann Steinhagen
Recently I read an article that was interesting from a historical perspective. It was even made into a book and a movie.
She inspired a novel and a movie starring Robert Redford when in 1949 she lured a major league ballplayer she’d never met into a hotel room with cryptic note and shot him, nearly killing him.
After the headlines faded, Ruth Ann Steinhagen did something else just as surprising: She disappeared into obscurity, living a quiet life unnoticed in Chicago until now, more than a half century later, when news broke that she had died three months earlier. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Sometimes tragic events that happen in the here and now turn into manuscripts and end up on the big screen.