Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame made a career out of playing bad girls on the big screen. Her real life was marked with scandal and controversy, effectively ending her career in Hollywood. She spent the last years of her life working on stage in the U.S. and in England, and eventually succumbed to cancer at the age of 57. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is the story of Gloria Grahame’s final years, having found love with a man 28 years her junior. She is portrayed in the movie by Annette Bening.