75 years later, Bonnie and Clyde are legends that won't die





Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of the deaths of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. And decades later, we're still fascinated with Clyde, a hardhearted killer, and Bonnie, his more-than-willing accomplice.

Sure, Depression-era America was enamored with the love-struck outlaws, but Hollywood hype, intense media interest and time have ways of distorting reality.

Their life on the run, for the most part, was far from glamorous, historians say.

They were clumsy criminals. They didn't always rob banks, often resorting to stealing small sums of cash from gasoline stations and food stores, while living out of their stolen cars.




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