Thirteen months after his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor, producer Mike Todd died after his private plane crashed into a mountain. Taylor soon found comfort in the arms of Todd's closest friend, the boyish crooner Eddie Fisher (leading to the dissolution of his own marriage to Debbie Reynolds).
Some time later, gossip columnist Hedda Hopper pointedly asked Taylor what Todd would have thought of her new arrangement. Taylor, apparently, was unrepentant. "What do you expect me to do?" she reportedly replied. "Sleep alone?"