If we are going to discuss entertainers then How about Hunter S.Thompson
? He lived in the hotel Leland in Jersey Shore for awhile in the 50's or 60's (I'm not sure) after his brief Air Force debacle.
He was a sports journalist but frequently his articles nothing about the actual sport but was a ranting and raving lunacy about midget wrestlers from Zambezi and wild animal attacks...lol He stole a bosses car and drove it into the Susquehanna River after getting drunk at a drinking establishment Down town called the Allegheny House or famously -"The Animal House".<- of which I do not yet have an image of. A hunt for a postcard has turned up nothing yet.