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01-11-2014, 08:33 PM   #661
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Robert Paige was a radio singer and announcer, and acted in second lead roles in Cain and Mabel, Smart Blonde, and starred in Meet the Boy Friend. In Can't Help Singing, he sang Californ-i-ay with Deanna Durbin.


Edna Phillips acted in six silent movies, including Ruggles of Red Gap. She was married to actor Taylor Holmes.


Robert Petersen published Hot Rod, Guns & Ammo, Photographic, Teen, Tiger Beat, Sassy and Motor Trend magazines, founded the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA, and donated a 400-piece gun collection to the NRA.


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Cassietta George was a gospel singer and composer. George was a member of The Caravans, the most popular touring gospel group from the late '50s to the mid-'60s. She later launched a successful solo career, recording over 16 albums albums. She was nominated for a Grammy in 1969 and 1979 for Best Soul Gospel Performance.


Fred McMullin was a baseball player with unremarkable stats as a utility infielder, but is best known for his involvement in the 1919 Black Sox scandal. He became a part of the conspiracy when he overheard players' conversations and threatened to report them unless included. McMullin was also Chicago's advance scout for the World Series, which may explain how and why he earned an equal share in the winnings ($5,000) from the fix. He and others were banned for life by the Commisioner.


Clarence Dixon was a baritone singer and founding member of the Doo-Wop musical group, The Four Knights. They started out as a black gospel group, then changed direction to rhythm and blues. Their first single on Decca was Just in Case You Change Your Mind. They toured, headlined at the Apollo in New York, and appeared on TV shows such as Perry Como, Ed Sullivan and Red Skelton. Hits included The Glory of Love, That's All There Is to That, My Personal Possession, and O Falling Star.
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Arnold Gabor was an opera singer. His career started in Vienna after winning a talent contest sponsored by Baron Rothschild. He sang with the Vienna Opera during WWI and at the Metropolitan Opera from 1923 until retiring 1941.


Nat Perrin was trained an an attorney but was a comedy writer, contributing to Marx Brothers films, co-writing the play Hellzapoppin' that was adapted into a film, and The Great Morgan and Song of the Thin Man. He also produced TV's The Addams Family, The Beachcomer, and some Death Valley Days, and some How To Marry A Millionaire.


Sidney Miller was an actor. most notably opposite Mickey Rooney in Boys Town. He later directed and composed for the Mickey Mouse Club, and directed episodes of My Favorite Martian, My Mother the Car, Get Smart, and The Addams Family. He appeared in small roles on screen including the drunk looking for clams in Dragnet, and the nightclub owner in Star 80. He did voice-over work near the end of his career.

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Donald Haines was a child actor with recurring appearances in the Our Gang series from 1930 to 1933, then with Hal Roach Studios in East Side Kids, Boys of the City, That Gang of Mine, Pride of the Bowery, Flying Wild, Bowery Blitzkrieg, and Spooks Run Wild. He enlisted in the US Army Air Forces on Dec 10, 1941, and was killed in action in North Africa.


Jack Stephan is still alive - just planning ahead. He heads the plumbing business that has the famous commercials where the announcer mispronounces his name, and it has the famous line "It's Jack Stephan....Jack Stephan!".


George Bennard was a hymn composer and preacher, best known for The Old Rugged Cross. He was active in the Salvation Army and preached throughout the US and Canada. He retired to Reed City MI, which maintains a museum dedicated to his life and ministry.


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Alexander Tremulis was an industrial designer with Cord, Duesenberg, General Motors, Tucker and Ford. After Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, Tremulis joined the Army Air Corps and worked on advanced aircraft concepts including a gliding re-entry space vehicle, which in the 1960s became known as the Boeing Dyna-Soar. He had no formal training in art or engineering.


Eric Turner played NFL football, as a safety, for the Browns, Ravens and Raiders. He was the 2nd overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, and his $6 million contract, which included a $3.15 million signing bonus, made the first-year compensation a (then) record for a rookie. He died of intestinal cancer at the age of 31, two weeks after claiming he was not gravely ill.


Knox Manning was a radio announcer, then began in motion pictures in 1939 as an off-screen narrator. His distinctive voice and phrasing were noticed by other studios, and he quickly became one of the busiest voice artists. He appeared in a few films and played himself in 1946s comedy Mr. Hex, starring The Bowery Boys.
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Grace Patricia Kelly (12 November 1929 – 14 September 1982) was an American film actress and Princess of Monaco as the wife of Prince Rainier III.

Buried in the Grimaldi family vault on September 18, 1982, after a Requiem Mass in Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco.
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Arthur Landau ran a talent agency with Edward Small, representing Lionel Barrymore, Jean Harlow, and others. He later was in the production side of films.


Hank Mann was one of the early film comedians, working first for Mack Sennett as a Keystone Cop. In "talkies", he became a popular bit player and background extra., including The Maltese Falcon, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, and The Perils of Pauline. He was the last surviving Keystone Kop. He managed an apartment building with his wife in later life.


Rolfe Sedan started as a nightclub entertainer and vaudeville performer with Al Jolson, before acting in over 300 roles including as the hotel manager in Ninotchka, the balloonist in The Wizard of Oz, 26 episodes as Beasley on the Burns and Allen Show, 11 episodes on the Jack Benny Show, and his last role as a rabbi in The Frisco Kid.
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Louise Fazenda worked for a dentist, a candy store owner, and a tax collector before becoming an actress, mostly in silent comedy films with Max Asher and Bobby Vernon, then Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. Her last film was The Old Maid in 1939. In 1954 Fazenda paid the hospital bill for the victim of a car accident, subsidized the studies of a law student. and donated time with kids at the UCLA Medical Center. She was married to producer Hal Wallis.


As Bud Jamison, he was an actor whose husky build and willingness to participate in messy slapstick and rowdy action guaranteed him work in silent comedies. In 1915 he was a member of Charlie Chaplin's stock company at Essanay studio. He moved to the Hal Roach studio, playing hot-tempered comic foils for Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, and Stan Laurel. He later worked in Universal Pictures' short-comedies, and in Mack Sennett comedies. As a Christian Scientist, he refused treatment for kidney cancer.


Theron Warth was a film editor on 25 films including Once Upon a Honeymoon, Around the World, The Saint's Double Trouble, The Captive City, Mr. Lucky, and Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious He also produced Blood on the Moon, Design for Death, Man Alive, and Back to Bataan.
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Lou Krugman acted on the radio from the 30s, and in the movies To the Ends of the Earth, I Want to Live, The Perils of Pauline and Our Man Flint.. On TV he appeared in I Love Lucy, and The Lucy Show.


Herman Hover bought Ciro's, a trendy nightclub on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood in 1942. He had top acts such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Marlene Dietrich, Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, Martin and Lewis, Edith Piaf, and Mae West. It was the location of Sammy Davis' return after his car crash. In 1957, competition from Las Vegas, lawsuits, and tax problems forced Hover to close the venue and he declared bankruptcy in 1959. He claimed to have coined the motto for Carroll's Broadway and Hollywood theaters, "Through these portals pass the most beautiful girls in the world".


Bernie Gruver was best known as one of the original animators of the Peanuts cartoon series. He also was an animation professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinema. The January 1986 TV-movie Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! was dedicated "To The Loving Memory of Bernie Gruver".

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Samuel Stratton was a physicist, and the first director of the Federal Bureau of Standards.


Mary Stone was born in China and sent to America for medical training. When she returned to China she was the only doctor for five million rural Chinese in the early part of the 20th century. She helped organize the first Red Cross in China, and founded the Chinese Women's Christian Temperance Union.


Ray Billington held two Ph.D. degrees, taught at several universities in the US, and Oxford University in England. He retired from his teaching career in 1960 and became the Senior Research Associate at the renowned Huntington Library. He wrote more than 25 historical books about the West and won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America for his book, America's Frontier Heritage.


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Sophie Cubbison was born on a lima bean ranch and the age of 16, she began cooking for her father and brothers as well as the hired hands on the ranch to save money for college. After marrying Harry Cubbison, they started a bread business. Later, products included breaded stuffing, still selling in grocery stores today.


Richard Vaughn was a singer, multi-instrumentalist, orchestra leader, and A&R man for Dot Records. While in college, he joined The Hilltoppers, playing piano and singing. He wrote their first hit, Trying, in 1952. In 1954 he left the group to join Dot Records as music director, and subsequently formed his own orchestra which had a hit single, Melody of Love. Vaughn charted 42 singles, and thirty six albums on the Billboard 200.


Jim Londos, born Christos Theofilou, was known as The Golden Greek in professional wrestling during the 20s-40s. Londos retired in 1946 and worked for charitable organizations, and was honored by US President Richard Nixon and King Paul of Greece.


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Leland Kilpatrick was a costume designer, and earned a Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1963..


Mary Gordon is most famous as Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper, in the popular mystery films of the 1930s and 1940s, She appeared in Frankenstein, Mutiny on the Bounty, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, How Green Was My Valley, and The Pride of the Yankees.
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Ovidiu Teodorecsu was, as his marker says, a Romanian actor, though he died in Los Angeles.


Steve Wayne acted in 27 movies and TV including Bedtime For Bonzo, The Sands of Iwo Jima, and Stalag 17. He also did ads for Alka-Seltzer, Wheaties and Ocean Spray.


Carmelita Geraghty was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1924. She co-starred in The Pleasure Garden which was Alfred Hitchcock's first film. She did not do well in talkies, and her last film was 1936s Phantom of Santa Fe. She later became an artist with impressionist works displayed in Paris.


Gloria Dickson acted during the 30s and 40s in They Won't Forget, Talent Scout, Gold Diggers in Paris, Racket Busters, Heart of the North, Secrets of an Actress, They Made Me a Criminal, Waterfront, Cowboy Quarterback, No Place to Go, On Your Toes, Private Detective, King of the Lumberjacks, Tear Gas Squad, I Want a Divorce, This Thing Called Love, The Big Boss, Mercy Island, The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine, Power of the Press, Lady of Burlesque, Crime Doctor's Strangest Case, and Rationing, She died in a house fire.
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Inglewood Park.

Tony Cornero was a bootlegger and gambling entrepreneur in Southern California from the 1920s through the 1950s. During his varied career, he bootlegged liquor into Los Angeles, ran gambling ships in international waters, and legally operated casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada. He survived 4 bullets to the stomach, but died under suspicious circumstances, possibly poisoned.


Sam Crawford, nicknamed Wahoo Sam, was a baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers from 1899 to 1917. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957. He holds records for triples in a career (309), and inside-the-park home runs in a season (12) and second best all-time with (51). He was the first to lead both the AL and NL in home runs (1901 and 1908).


Lowell Fulson was a big-voiced blues guitarist and songwriter, in the West Coast blues tradition. Early on, he formed a band with Ray Charles and Stanley Turrentine. Popular songs include Three O'Clock Blues, Everyday I Have the Blues, Lonesome Christmas; Reconsider Baby, Black Nights, and Tramp.


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Jack London State Park.

Jack London was an author, journalist, and social activist. He obtained worldwide fame and fortune in the then-burgeoning commercial magazine fiction. Major novels set in the Klondike gold rush are The Call of the Wild, and White Fang. He also wrote of the South Pacific, and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf. At his request, his ashes, (and later those of his second wife), are under this boulder.


Luther Burbank Home and Gardens.

Luther Burbank was a botanist, horticulturist and a pioneer in agricultural science. A variant of the Burbank potato is the world's predominant potato in food processing. He acquired 4 acres in Santa Rosa, now a public city park as the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. The tree he was buried under in this lot was removed due to root-rot :-(


Los Gatos.

William Hewlett, an electrical engineer, joined partner David Packard in 1939. They originally made oscilloscopes, and eventually the famous HP computers.
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Vera Sisson starred in many silent movies including 7 with cowboy superstar J. Warren Kerrigan, and with pre-stardom Rudolph Valentino. She married actor-director Richard Rosson, and committed suicide a year after he did.


Ion Teodorescu, from Romania. acted in Foul Play, Wholly Moses!, Archie Bunker's Place, Bret Maverick, Barney Miller, and others.


Adrian Morris acted in 78 titles, including The Petrified Forest, Angels With Dirty Faces, Gone with the Wind, and The Grapes of Wrath.


Inglewood Park.

Frank Jenks worked in vaudeville, on stage and in films and TV. He usually played fast talking reporters, cops, cabbies, drunks and similar roles, most notable in 1940s His Girl Friday, Other films included You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, Corregidor, Rosie the Riveter, and Christmas in Connecticut. TV appearances included the Roy Rogers show, Boston Blackie, the Life of Riley, and Perry Mason.


Lyman Bostock was a baseball player with the Minnesota Twins and California Angels. Though a lifetime .311 hitter, in a slump and hitting only .150 for the month of April 1978, he attempted to return his salary, stating he did not earn it, and eventually donated it to charity. He was shot and killed in his hometown of Gary, Indiana, by the jealous husband of a woman Lyman had met only 20 minutes earlier.

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Dave Barry was a comedian and was the opening act for many top performers in Las Vegas. He was in 2 dozen films and TV shows.


Alan DeWitt was an actor mostly uncredited in early roles, and was on TV in It's About Time, and The Doris Day Show.


Nathan Blumberg was the President of Universal Studios from 1938 to 1952.


William Halop was a child radio actor, then appeared in the Dead End Kids movies. He also played the bully Flashman in 1940s Tom Brown's School Days opposite Cedric Hardwicke and Freddie Bartholomew. During 1971-75 he played Bert Munson, the cab driver and close friend of Archie Bunker on TVs All in the Family, Late in life he was a registered nurse in a Los Angeles hospital.
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