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We’re all familiar with the so-called “Ezra Pound story,” wherein the protagonist goes from rags to riches thanks to luck, hard work and the occasional kindness of others. These stories happen in real life, too, and are the basis for the fabled American Dream. But there is a darker counterpart to such success stories: Sometimes people fall from grace, too. Assuming “grace” means “wealth and status,” that is. Today we discuss several downwardly mobile individuals – people who once stood on a variety of different pedestals, but all found themselves in the same place: the gutter.