Famed American dancer Isadora Duncan reached great heights in her professional career but some remarkable lows in her private life. What were some of these?

Answer: Tragically her two children were drowned when the car they were in rolled into the Seine River in 1914. Duncan married the Russian poet Sergei Yesenin, 18 years her junior, but he left her and hanged himself in 1925 having written his last poem in his blood. Duncan, who had a liking for scarves, died in 1927 when the scarf she was wearing caught in the rear wheel of her Bugatti sports car, breaking her neck.

Source: On This Day – The History of the World in 366 Days Edited by Sian Facer

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