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Cursed Bloodlines
Cursed Bloodlines
Cursed Bloodlines
286 min • Crime, History • 2018 • PG

The Kennedys, Gettys, Grimaldis, and Romanovs appeared to have had it all – yet generations of family tragedies and misfortunes suggest that not even money or power could protect these doomed dynasties. From billionaire business tycoons to political and royal families, this series examines real life historical instances of tragically ill-fated bloodlines, some spanning over centuries. Could the source of their misfortune be pride, wealth, or genetics? Or could it be something much more sinister?

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The Kennedys
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1. The Kennedys
22 mins

The Kennedy family is the closest thing to royalty the United States has ever had. But as blessed as they seemingly were - with wealth, power, and good looks – a series of tragic and bizarre events have forced another, darker story into the history of “America's royal family.” A story known...as the Kennedy curse.

The Fairy Tale Curse
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2. The Fairy Tale Curse
22 mins

While power and privilege can be mistaken for invincibility, one famous family learns that time will not forget the sins of its patriarch; a legendary curse says that the Grimaldis will never find true happiness in marriage.

The Curse Of The Mad Monk
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3. The Curse Of The Mad Monk
22 mins

During the House of Romanov, a mysterious figure appears to heal the sick son of the czar; but the Romanovs fail to realize that by welcoming this man, they are inviting a curse into their own home.

The Curse Of The Dragon
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4. The Curse Of The Dragon
22 mins

There is speculation that a family curse is behind the story of Bruce Lee and his son, Brandon, both of whom died under eerily similar circumstances while filming movies.

The Curse Of The Pharoahs
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5. The Curse Of The Pharoahs
22 mins

The Lost Tomb of King Tut was one of the most famous archaeological finds in modern history. When British Egyptologist Howard Carter and George Herbert, discovered the ancient Pharoh’s tomb intact, they unleashed a fury of public interest and instantaneously became the most famous archaeologists in the world… But did they unwittingly unleash something else?

The Curse Of The Peacock Throne
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6. The Curse Of The Peacock Throne
22 mins

The ancient civilization of Persia is famous for some of the most beautiful poetry in Islamic writing, intricately woven carpets, its magical gardens and the enduring story of Shahrazad and One Thousand and One Nights. At the centre of this civilization was the Shah, the emperor of emperors, seated on his peacock throne. A look at the family of the Shah of Iran.

The Curse Of The Political Dynasties
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7. The Curse Of The Political Dynasties
22 mins

The Bhutto in Pakistan and the Nehru-Gandhi in India were the leading forces of their nations thanks to their political vision, irresistible charisma and an extraordinary ability to obtain popular support. But living up to that task has proved nearly impossible for descendants of these dynasties, as every member of the family who has entered the political arena has suffered a tragic end.

The Onassis Curse
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8. The Onassis Curse
22 mins

Infatuated by “America’s Widow” Jacqueline Kennedy – and coupled with a desire to expand his business in America – Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis pursued Jacqueline relentlessly. His love affairs would transform his life into a series of misfortunes, a whirlpool of tragedy that would threaten to sink his shipping empire and nearly wipe his family name from the map.

The Curse Of The Hawks
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9. The Curse Of The Hawks
22 mins

For centuries, the Habsburgs were the most powerful family in Europe. Thanks to their abilities in politics, diplomacy, and the battleground, they became the rulers of a vast empire. But since its origin, the family couldn’t escape a fatal destiny. A look at the Habsburg family that was the longest ruling family in Europe.

The Getty Curse
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10. The Getty Curse
22 mins

A cruel and calculated financial genius, J. Paul Getty was renowned for his billionaire status, frugality and loveless family life. A look at the Getty dynasty, rumored to be cursed following a multitude of hardships, including kidnapping and drugs.

The Curse Of The American Billionaires
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11. The Curse Of The American Billionaires
22 mins

The name Rockefeller is synonymous with wealth, power, and American politics. No family better represents the moral contradictions of the American Dream. They have forged a path of prestige that spans more than a hundred years, but is there a curse that lingers in the blood of the American Billionaires? What secrets are really hidden behind the myth of the wealthiest family in the world?

The Curse Of The Gun That Won The West
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12. The Curse Of The Gun That Won The West
22 mins

Coined "the Gun that won the West”, the Winchester rifle was used to brutally conquer the western frontier and helped Union troops win the American Civil War. It was the cause of death for hundreds of thousands… Convinced she was cursed, Sarah Winchester, the last surviving member of the family, built a home large enough to host a hundred thousand dead.

The Curse Of The Agnellis
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13. The Curse Of The Agnellis
22 mins

In a world where money and influence go hand in hand, the Agnelli family stands apart as one of the richest in the history of Italy, a legendary name in a national automative industry filled with legendary brands, including FIAT, Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo. A spotlight on the Agnellis of Italy, that have been rumored to have a curse in the family.

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