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10-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #631
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Frank Orth was a film and TV actor of the 1920s through the 1950s. He performed in Vaudeville with his wife, actress Ann Codee, in an act billed as "Codee and Orth." His best-known role was that of 'Inspector Faraday' in the "Boston Blackie" TV series of the 1950s.


Ann Codee acted through the 60s. The two appeared together in a series of movie shorts between 1929 and 1931.


Rodney King, a black man, was videotaped while being beaten by white cops after trying to evade them to avoid a probation violation and being uncooperative. The tail-end of the beating was videotaped and shown on the nightly news. The original acquittal is credited as leading to the 1993 Los Angeles riots. His famous news conference contained the (mis) quote on his marker.



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Lillian Randolph was on the radio in the series Beulah, and The Great Gildersleeve. On TV she appeared as Madame Queen on the Amos ‘n' Andy show, on Sanford and Son, and The Jeffersons. Films included Gentleman From Dixie, Three Little Sisters, It's a Wonderful Life, Once More My Darling, Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, and The Onion Field.


Amanda Randolph began in black musical revues. In 1949, she appeared on TV's Amanda which was the first network series to feature a black performer in a regular role, Amos ‘n' Andy, and Beulah with her sister Lillian.


Jack Starrett was a director/actor of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. He directed many popular TV series such as The Dukes of Hazzard, Starsky and Hutch, and Hill Street Blues.

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Al Silvani trained over 20 world champion boxers including Jake LaMotta, Rocky Graziano, and Ingemar Johansson. He also acted in films in From Here to Eternity, Ocean's Eleven, and the Rocky movies.


Jean Parker was 'discovered' while posing for a poster contest, then acted in the 1933 version of Little Women, Rolling Home, The Gunfighter, Black Tuesday, and Apache Uprising.


Charles Trowbridge appeared in 233 feature films between 1915 and 1958. He began on stage in San Francisco, then Broadway in New York. He appeared in The Fight (1915), Thais (1917), Submarine Patrol (1939), The Mummy's Hand (1940), Sergeant York (1941), Adventures of the Flying Cadet (1943), They Were Expendable (1945) and The Wings of Eagles (1957).
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Bernice Petkere was a songwriter, dubbed the Queen of Tin Pan Alley by Irving Berlin. Her songs have been recorded by Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Queen Latifah, Vic Damone, Harry Belafonte and Kate Smith.


Peter Regas acted, mostly uncredited, in over 50 movies and TV including Road to Singapore, Northwest Mounted Police, To Have And Have Not, and The Picture Of Dorian Gray.


Mildred Harris was a silent film star, and the first of Charlie Chaplin's four wives. After their split, she had an affair with the Prince of Wales. She made 112 movies between 1912 and 1944, most of the talkies being uncredited.


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Frank Lackteen made his film debut in 1916. The beady-eyed, holow-cheeked Lackteen played the heavy in scores of silent serials and B westerns, often playing Indians and outlaws. His exotic accent proved a plus in talkies and he brought his mastery of menace to everything from Cecil B. DeMille epics to Three Stooges comedies.


Florence Halop began on radio series in the 1940s, then to TV in the early 1950s. Halop guest starred on various TV series including Meet Millie, I Love Lucy, I Spy, That Girl, Barney Miller, Soap and Different Strokes, though best known as Bailiff Florence Kleiner on Night Court and as Mrs. Hufnagel on St. Elsewhere.


Edmund Cobb acted in over 200 movies and serials, mostly westerns, but also Citizen Kane, The Glass Key, House of Frankenstein, Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair, Ma and Pa Kettle at Home, The Egyptian, River of No Return, Lucy Gallant, The Amazing Colossal Man, The Last Hurrah, and his last film Johnny Reno.
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John Ashley was an actor, producer and singer. He was in Dragstrip Girl, Motorcycle Gang, the Beach Blanket series of movies, Hud, and TV's Beverly Hillbillies. He directed some of the A-Team.


Ray Rasch was a pianist and arranger in Hollywood in the 1950s and 1960s. He won a posthumous Oscar in 1972 for Limelight (shared with Charles Chaplin and Larry Russell).


Rod Dedeaux coached baseball at USC for 45 seasons, winning 28 conference championships and 11 national titles including 5 straight from 1970–74, He was Coach of the Year six times, and named Coach of the Century by Collegiate Baseball magazine. In 2006, he was among the 10 initial inductees to the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
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John Arthur had 25 years in vaudeville and English music halls before his movie debut in 1923. He starred in the 1925 horror spoof The Monster, and in a series of two-reelers for the Christie studio in the late 1920s. Arthur's heyday was in the pre-Production Code period 1929-1933 when he had a virtual monopoly on fussy, stereotypically gay characters.


Tiny Jones acted in several films with director John Ford, including her first, The Iron Horse, and her last, The Quiet Man. Other films include The Little Minister, Mutiny on the Bounty, Shall We Dance, The Buccaneer, A Christmas Carol, Drums Along the Mohawk, How Green Was My Valley, None But the Lonely Heart, Crack-Up, The Lady From Shanghai, and The Snake Pit.


Nick Cravat was stuntman and actor. He met actor Burt Lancaster as children in NY City and became lifelong friends. In the 1930s, they created an acrobatic act as Lang and Cravat. He was in the Lancaster films The Flame and the Arrow, The Crimson Pirate, King Richard and the Crusaders, Three Ring Circus, and Run Silent Run Deep. He was also the monster on the airplane wing in the famous Twilight Zone episode starring William Shatner.



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Martha Vickers was an actress and model, best remembered for her role of Carmen Sternwood, the younger sister, in The Big Sleep. She was Mickey Rooney's third wife.


Nels Nelson played a Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz, and was in Lady In the Dark, The Court Jester, The Twilight Zone, Bonanza, and Daniel Boone.


Mae Murray was a dancer from childhood and first gained notice on Broadway as Vernon Castle's partner in About Town (1906). Two years later she joined the Ziegfeld Follies as a chorus girl. Known as the girl with the bee sting lips, she was in great demand in the silent era.
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Edward Wyman was a circus strongman and acrobat before he drifted into films as a stuntman at Universal in 1913. In 1915 Polo became the first man to parachute from the top of the Eiffel Tower, and he later set an altitude record for parachuting from a plane.


Leigh Hartline was a musical director for a local LA radio station. He then arranged and scored Disney's Silly Symphonies cartoons. He composed film tunes I'm Wishing, Whistle While You Work, Heigh Ho, and Some Day My Prince Will Come. He earned an oscar for Pinocchio's song When You Wish Upon a Star. After Disney, he was nominated for six other film scores including TV.


Gladys George had her stage debut at age three, and appeared on Broadway in 1918. After several silent movies, she was in Straight Is the Way, and earned a best actress nomination for Valiant Is the Word for Carrie in 1936. At the end of the James Cagney movie The Roaring Twenties, she delivered the film's famous line - He used to be a big shot.
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Edward Weston. Not the photographer, but the light meter guy


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Bernard Bossick wrote an episode for Kung Fu, wrote and directed Pistole, and composed and conducted music for Guerrilla Girl.


Kathie Browne acted in Laramie, Star Trek, Gomer Pyle, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Ironside, My Favorite Martian, The Wild Wild West, Fantasy Island, Rockford Files, Sea Hunt, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker (with husband Darren McGavin).


Norman Baker was the musical director on Bob Hope's radio show, then scored the Disney films The Apple Dumpling Gang, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Shaggy D.A., The Million Dollar Duck, and The Fox and the Hound. He was nominated for an Oscar his score of Napoleon and Samantha.
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Bill Muncey raced hydroplane boats and won won 62 races, 8 Gold Cups, 7 national championships, and 4 world championships. He died in a "blow over" accident while leading a race in Acapulco in 1981. The San Diego 2.5 mile course and race is named after him.


Jack Hogg was a guitarist/banjo player who worked with the Texas Outlaws, Jimmy Lefevre's Saddle Pals, Tex Ritter, Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette and others, possibly with the "Sons Of The Pioneers", and acted in bit parts on TV and in films. (No supporting documentation).


Dain Clay was a MLB outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds from 1943 to 1946. In 1945, Clay led the NL with 656 at-bats, and was sixth in games played, with 153. He was a .258 career hitter.
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Al Pearce was a comedian, singer and banjoist who was a popular personality on several radio networks from 1928 to 1947. He was a repeat guest on the WWII Armed Forces radio, and had a few acting parts in low-budget movies.


Gordon Standing acted in 11 silent movies including Three Black Eyes, Outlaws of the Sea, and Skedaddle Gold. He was killed by a lion at Selig zoo which housed movie animals.


Hugh Trevor started an insurance business before acting in 19 roles from 1927-31. After resuming his insurance business catering to Hollywood clients, he died from complications of an appendectomy.
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Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, better known as Jenni Rivera, was a Mexican-American Latin Grammy winner singer-songwriter, actress, TV producer, and entrepreneur known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. Married 3 times and having 5 children, in 2010, Rivera was named spokeswoman for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


Frank Coghlan was a silent-movie child actor, who later played young Billy Batson who would transform into Captain Marvel by uttering the magic word "Shazam!" in the landmark 1941 serial "Adventures of Captain Marvel." A naval aviator during World War II, Coghlan continued as the Navy's Hollywood-based liaison for motion pictures, television and radio. After retiring as a lieutenant commander in 1965, he resumed his acting career, mainly in commercials. He also worked in public relations for the Los Angeles Zoo and the Port of Los Angeles.
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