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08-22-2011, 08:06 PM   #196
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Had to see if you're paying attention Kyle. I thoroughly enjoy this thread for the history. Don't see a lot of comments, but there are probably many "viewers". Keep 'em coming!
Most people don't want to admit looking :-) But, yeah, I thought more people would remark about the person or something...

I have more coming. I have about 10 to get this Friday, about 350 miles away, fortunately right on the way between family stay-overs...

08-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #197
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Forest Lawn, Glendale.

Ralph Budd became the youngest railroad president in America with Great Northern Railway in 1919 at age 40. He was also an engineer on the Panama canal.


Frank Churchill was an Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter for Disney studios. Songs include "Whistle While You Work", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Heigh Ho".


John Clum was an Indian agent for the San Carlos Apache reservation. He was the first mayor of Tombstone, and founded the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper.

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08-22-2011, 08:23 PM   #198
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Pacific View.

Helen Grace and husband WT started Helen Grace Chocolates with the first store in San Pedro, a booming shipyard town in 1944.


Mitch Halpern was a highly-regarded boxing referee and worked 87 championship fights, including Holyfield-Tyson, de la Hoya vs Quartey and Trinidad, and Holyfield-Lewis. He shot himself, possibly over a domestic dispute.


George Yardley led the NBA in scoring in 1957-58, averaging 27.8 points per game, and tallied 2001 points, becoming the first NBA player to score 2000 points in a season. That year, he also set NBA records for most free throws attempted (808) and made (655).

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08-29-2011, 07:36 PM   #199
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Forest Lawn, Glendale.

Osborn Deignan earned a Medal of Honor. 'In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898....'


Alan Hale, Sr. played Littlejohn in Robin Hood, was in 12 other Errol Flynn movies, and was the father of Alan Jr, the Skipper on Gilligan's Island.


Russell Harlan started in cinematography on a Hopalong Cassidy western. He earned 6 oscar nominations including 2 in 1962 alone for Hatari! and To Kill a Mockingbird.



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08-29-2011, 07:40 PM   #200
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Home of Peace.

Harry Einstein was a comedian best known as Parkyakarkus, a Greek luncheonette owner who mangled the English language. From 1936 to 1939, he was a featured regular on Al Jolson's radio show.


Boake Carter was a national news commentator in the 1930s and early 1940s. He rose to fame covering the Lindbergh kidnapping trial. Later, his commentaries were controversial, and he was almost forgotten when he died of a heart attack.


Burton Baskin was half of the Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream business.

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09-04-2011, 09:33 PM   #201
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Mount Sinai.

Sidney Carroll wrote screenplays for TV and movies, and was nominated for an oscar and won a Writers Guild award for The Hustler, which starred Paul Newman.


Larry Harmon was Bozo the Clown. He had a few spots on TV shows, and voiced cartoon characters.


Saul Chaplin was a composer and songwriter, and collaborated with Sammy Cahn and Johnny Mercer. He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 1985.

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09-04-2011, 09:40 PM   #202
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Santa Barbara.

Actress Jeanne Crain was in A Letter To Three Wives, State Fair, Cheaper By the Dozen, and Belles On Their Toes.


Actor Ronald Colman was in Lost Horizon, and A Tale of Two Cities. He was nominated 4 times for the best actor oscar, winning for 1947's A Double Life.


Actor Laurence Harvey was in I Am A Camera, Look Back In Anger, and most famously played the villain in The Manchurian Candidate. Daughter Domino was a bounty hunter and died of a drug overdose. The film Domino with Keira Knightly is loosely based on her life.



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Inglewood.

LaTasha Sheron Rogers, better known as rapper MC Trouble, was the first female rapper signed to Motown Records. She died in her sleep after an epileptic seizure which was caused by a brain tumor.


Billy Preston was a musician who gained notoriety and fame as a session musician for Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and The Beatles, and later as a solo artist with Space Race, Will It Go Round in Circles and Nothing from Nothing.


Ray Charles was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings. He started losing his sight at age 5 and was blind by age 7.

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09-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #204
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Johnnie Cochran was an attorney, most famous for his quote from the OJ Simpson trial - 'if they don't fit you must acquit'.


Tom Bradley was the first (and so far, only) black mayor of Los Angeles, serving 20 years. He ran for governor twice, losing both times to George Deukmejian.The terminal at LAX airport is named after him.


Ken Jones was a newscaster, reporting on the 1965 Watts riots and assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968. He and his wife published SOUL, a black entertainment newsmagazine.

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The town of Colma south of San Francisco is the Mecca of memorial parks, with a cluster of 6 or 8 of them.

Cypress Lawn.

William Randolph Hearst was reportedly the basis of the character in Citizen Kane. He owned newspapers, a castle on the California coast, and had a mistress for over 30 years. Elected twice to the House of Representatives.


Lincoln Beachey was an early aviator and stunt pilot. He built his own dirigible and flew it around the Washington monument and landed on the White House lawn.


Horace Wilson introduced baseball to Japan in 1872 or 73, while teaching at the forerunner of the Tokyo Imperial University. He's in the Japanese baseball Hall of Fame.


Klaus Spreckels is famous for sugar.

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Colma, Hills of Eternity, is the Jewish side....

Western lawman Wyatt Earp was one of the participants in the shoot-out at the OK corral, and lived in nearby San Francisco for a long time. He also was a farmer, teamster, bouncer, saloon-keeper, miner and boxing referee.


Home of Peace, Colma, is the "other" side. They share the same entrance.
Levis Strauss patented the brass rivet to reinforce denim jeans and sold the work pants to gold miners.


Holly Cross, Colma.
Baseball player Joe DiMaggio was known as the Yankee Clipper. He had a string of 56 games with a hit. He was married to Marilyn Monroe for 9 months.

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09-12-2011, 04:36 PM   #207
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California Henry was a western frontiersman, Old West explorer and pioneer.


Johnny Flamingo was a smooth, popular balladeer during the 50s with The Dots and with various anonymous vocal groups under his own name. He shared lead vocals with his girlfriend and later wife, Jeanette Baker.


Junior Durkin played Huckleberry Finn in 1930's Tom Sawyer and 1931's Huckleberry Finn. He died in a car accident which killed Jack Coogan Sr., father of Jackie Coogan, who was injured.

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EL Doheny Jr was the famous son of oil-man EL Doheny, Sr and was involved in the Teapot Dome scandal. Jr died under mysterious circumstances, either suicide or murder.


Tatzumdie DuPea played an old Indian woman in 2 movies, and died at age 120.


George Dolenz acted in Vendetta with Faith Domergue, In Society with Abbott and Costello, and was the father of Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees.

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Flo Hyman was a volleyball player and Olympic silver medalist. She died during a volleyball match in Japan, as a result of Marfan syndrome.


Baseball player Curt Flood was a center fielder, batted over .300 six times, and led the NL in hits (211) in 1964. Flood became one of the pivotal figures in the sport's labor history when he refused to accept a trade following the 1969 season, though he lost the lawsuit.


Ricky Bell was a college football player at USC and led the nation in rushing in 1975. He was runner-up for the Heisman trophy, and was the first-round pick of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Charles Fuller was an American Christian clergyman and a radio evangelist. He was host and speaker of The Old Fashioned Revival Hour, a weekly Sunday broadcast that aired from 1937 to 1968.


David Dukes acted in Gods and Monsters, Dawson's Creek, Pauly, The Mommies, Sisters, and War and Remembrance.


Georges Delerue wrote movie scores, notably A Little Romance which earned him an oscar, Julia, Day of the Dolphin and Platoon.


Jules Furthman wrote Mutiny on the Bounty, To Have and Have Not, and Nightmare Alley.

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