SOURCE: The Nation
As the cash-strapped campaign approached election day, Shirley MacLaine organized a concert featuring women performers to tout McGovern's antiwar position. Turner headlined the largest woman-organized rally in history.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Gillian Brockell
She escaped Ike Turner's abusive and controlling grasp with 36 cents in her pocket. Escaping the marriage required her to surrender all claim to their shared assets in exchange for the rights to use her stage name and have a second chance at stardom on her own.
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