1. Born Thelma, but hated it and got the nickname of "Butterfly" while performing as a dancer. She legally changed her name to Butterfly.
2.Within 5 years acted in "The Women", "Gone With The Wind", and "Mildred Pierce". Not bad!
3. Was mistaken for a thief at the bus station and was roughed up. She ended up suing and winning $60,000.
4.Received a bachelors in political science at the age of 64.
5. Was an atheist.
6. Died at the age of 84 from a house fire when her clothes caught on fire while lighting a heater.
7. Donated her body to science.