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Paula Drew

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(Tamara Victoria Dubin)

1925 / 1926 is born in Detroit, Michigan, the last of three children of John and Elizabeth Dubin

started modeling in New York then attends Julliard School of Music in New York

July 1945 is signed to long-term contract by Jack L. Warner

4 May 1949 elopes with renowned Russian-born psychiatrist Dr. Isaac “Ira” Maxim Altshuler to Bowling Green a few days after his divorce from 38-year old Irene K. Altshuler becomes final. He’s 56; Paula’s 23. Altshuler is widely known for his successful treatment of mental patients with music. Altshuler had been her family’s physician, and she's known him since childhood.

she and Altshuler work from their Detroit home on the score of a musical composition that they call "The Victoria Symphony"

Early July 1949 Altshuler files for divorce in Detroit after a marriage of 43 days. He claims he gave her money for household expenses and she spent it for something else, he received three-year-old bills from Hollywood shops for things she had bought, and that she spied on him and abused his children from his first marriage – a boy and a girl - by calling them names.

Mid-July 1949 files a counter suit for separate maintenance in Detroit accusing him of 1. trying to hypnotize her, 2. attempting to shoot her with a hypodermic needle for experimental purposes, 3. threatening to throw acid at her, 4. knocking her down and kicking her, 5. failing to give her an automobile. Altshuler calls the charges “ridiculous” and a “publicity stunt."

2 August 1949 Circuit Judge Frank Fitzgerald denies her $100 weekly temporary alimony when attorney for Altshuler says he cannot afford the payments because alimony to his first wife is up to $350 on his $1,349 weekly income

March 1968 Altshuler dies at age 74 in Southfield, Michigan












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