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03-17-2016, 06:42 PM   #811
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Art Gilmore was a voice actor and announcer heard on radio and television programs, children's records, movies, trailers, radio commercials, and documentary films. He also appeared in several television series and a few feature films.


John Roseboro was a professional baseball player and coach. He played as a catcher 1957-1970, most notably for the Dodgers. Roseboro was a four-time All-Star player and won two Gold Glove Awards for his defensive skills. He was the starting catcher in four World Series. During a game with multiple pitches close to the head from both sides, pitcher Juan Marichal, at bat, struck Roseboro in the head twice with a bat during a game in 1965, resulting in a 14-minute brawl between the teams.


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John Roseboro was a professional baseball player and coach. He played as a catcher 1957-1970, most notably for the Dodgers. Roseboro was a four-time All-Star player and won two Gold Glove Awards for his defensive skills. He was the starting catcher in four World Series. During a game with multiple pitches close to the head from both sides, pitcher Juan Marichal, at bat, struck Roseboro in the head twice with a bat during a game in 1965, resulting in a 14-minute brawl between the teams.
That was BEFORE catchers wore helmets.

Sandy Koufax was the Dodgers pitcher that day. He was well known as not being a "head hunter" like Marichal was known and would not retaliate. With Marichal batting, as Roseboro stood up, on follow-through while throwing the ball back to Koufax, he would bring his hand close (inches away) from Marichal's head in the batter's box. For our non American friends, that would be only a couple of inches closer than normal. Marichal could only hear it, not see it, and overreacted. The only player that was actually hit by a pitch that day was the Dodgers first baseman star Parker by the Giant's replacement pitcher. It seems like I heard this game only a couple of years ago. I heard or saw portions hundreds of games Roseboro played in.

John Roseboro was the replacement for the great Roy Campanella after his devastating accident. Roseboro, if memory serves me correctly is second only to Campanella in WS games as a Dodger catcher.

Years later after both players retired, Marichal apologized to Roseboro and asked for his forgiveness. Roseboro forgave him without thought or condition. It was only after that exchange that Marichal was elected to the Hall of Fame, as if the electors were waiting for that exchange.
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That was BEFORE catchers wore helmets.
14 stitches in his head...

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Roseboro personally appealed to the Baseball Writers' Association of America not to hold the incident against Marichal after it passed him over for election to the Hall of Fame two years in a row. Marichal got elected in 1983, and thanked Roseboro in his induction speech.

Marichal served as an honorary pallbearer at Roseboro's funeral and told the gathered, "Johnny's forgiving me was one of the best things that happened in my life. I wish I could have had John Roseboro as my catcher."
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14 stitches in his head...

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Roseboro personally appealed to the Baseball Writers' Association of America not to hold the incident against Marichal after it passed him over for election to the Hall of Fame two years in a row. Marichal got elected in 1983, and thanked Roseboro in his induction speech.

Marichal served as an honorary pallbearer at Roseboro's funeral and told the gathered, "Johnny's forgiving me was one of the best things that happened in my life. I wish I could have had John Roseboro as my catcher."
Back in the early and mid '60s I was into hero worship. The Dodgers were still in the golden years. Roseboro along with a few other Dodgers were heroes. As I grew older, that changed as it always will. However, John Roseboro's caring and forgiving behavior toward Marichal, as both men aged, reinstated him in that Pantheon.

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Clay Beauford (born Welford Chapman Bridwell) was an American army officer, scout and frontiersman. An ex-Confederate soldier, he enlisted in the US Army during the Indian Wars against the Plains Indians. He was a guide for Lt Col George Crook in his "winter campaign" against the Apaches and received the Medal of Honor for his conduct. From 1874-77, Beauford served under indian agent John Clum as chief of scouts and captain of the San Carlos Apache Police. He and Clum are credited for the capture of Geronimo at Ojo Caliente in 1877. He became a successful rancher and prospector in the years following his retirement. A popular pioneering figure during his lifetime, Beauford was briefly elected to Arizona's territorial legislature in 1885 to represent Graham County. Mount Buford in Maricopa County is named in his honor.


William Dennison Stephens began to work as a traveling salesman and later as a grocery manager. In 1902, he became a partner in Carr and Stephens Groceries, giving Stephens wide name recognition throughout Los Angeles. Stephens became involved in business and municipal politics, and served on the board of directors of the LA Chamber of Commerce from 1902-1911, and was on the LA Board of Education from 1906-07. He served on the LA Board of Water Commissioners, working with William Mulholland for the LA Aqueduct. He was a three-term member of the US House of Representatives from 1911-1916, and he was the 24th governor of California from 1917-1923.


Arthur Cyprian Harper was the 26th Mayor of Los Angeles from December 13, 1906 to March 11, 1909. He was forced to resign as a result of a recall drive. While mayor, he began work on the LA Civic Center. From the LA Times : Mayor Arthur C. Harper happens to be in all sorts of trouble. He’s telling the newspapers that he has had enough of politics and won’t seek another term. The district attorney is trying to shut down the local red light district and eventually these efforts will reveal allegations of City Hall corruption involving Harper, Police Chief Kern, a police commissioner, a police captain named Broadwood and Nicholas D. “Nick” Oswald, one of the biggest leaders of the city’s underworld.
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Sam Jaffe played the High Lama in Lost Horizon, the lead in Gunga Din, the mathematician in The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Dr Zorba on Ben Casey. He earned an oscar nomination for his role in The Asphalt Jungle.


Bebe Goddard was Marilyn Monroe's teenage friend and foster sister. She was a heavy smoker and smoker's rights activist, and died of emphysema she reportedly blamed on air pollution near her Burbank home.


Grace McKee befriended a co-worker named Gladys Baker. Gladys gave birth to a girl in 1926, but was unable to care for her, and eventually had a complete mental breakdown and was carted off to a sanitarium while little Norma Jeane watched. When it became apparent that Gladys wasnít going to get better, Grace stepped in to care for her best friendís child, becoming her legal guardian and providing her with a home before Norma became "Marilyn Monroe".
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Edwina Booth, born Josephine Constance Woodruff, contracted 'jungle fever' during her only starring role, in 1931's oscar-nominated Trader Horn, which was filmed in Africa. She was deathly sick for years afterward, and sued MGM then settled for approximately$35,000-45,000, and was last seen in 1932's Trapped in Tia Juana. In later years she worked for the LA Mormon Temple.


Evelyn Hooker was a psychologist who, in 1957, tested self-identified homosexuals and heterosexuals and had experts try to classify them (unsuccessfully). It refuted the existing belief of homosexuality as a disorder.


Catherine McLeod had small acting roles, then starred in director Frank Borzage's I've Always Loved You. She transitioned into TV soaps and appeared on Search For Tomorrow, Days of Our Lives, and General Hospital.



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Rafael Campos acted in The Return Of Josey Wales, Fever Pitch, Heartbreaker, V, Where The Buffalo Roam, The Return Of The Mod Squad, Centennial, Killer On Board, Hangup, The Doll Squad, Oklahoma Crude, Outlaw Riders, Girl In Gold Boots, A Boy Called Nuthin, The Appaloosa, Mister Buddwing, The Tenderfoot, Lady In A Cage, The Light In The Forest, This Could Be The Night, Dino, The Sharkfighters, Trial, and The Blackboard Jungle. He was in many TV shows including Rhoda.


Vigen Derderian had a 50-year career in Persian music, and appeared in six films.


Terry Wilson was a stuntman and actor, appearing in more than thirty-five films and TV shows. He is best known as Bill Hawks in 267 episodes of Wagon Train.
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Found this headstone at Mourambine cemetery in Western Australia.

So an alternative storyline in the upcoming series: So the real John Snow died as a young child and the one in GoT is an imposter so doesn't matter any more. ;-)

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Dorothy Ann Willis Richards was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. She came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richards served as Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995 and was defeated for re-election in 1994 by George W. Bush.


Susanna Dickinson and her infant daughter Angelina were among the few American survivors of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Her husband, Captain Almaron Dickinson, and 182 other Texian defenders were killed by the Mexican Army. The Mexican general Santa Anna asked her to identify the bodies of the main players. She and another young mother were given $2.00 and a blanket, and allowed to go free. She was illiterate and left no writings, though she gave many oral accounts of the battle. Susanna is actually buried only a few blocks away in a large old cemetery.


James Michener was an American author. The majority of over 40 books were fictional lengthy family sagas covering many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history. Novels include Tales of the South Pacific for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and was adapted into a musical and movie, Hawaii (movie), The Drifters, Centennial (a 12-part TV mini series), The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas, and Poland. His non-fiction works include Iberia, about his travels in Spain and Portugal; his memoir titled The World Is My Home, and Sports in America. (Cenotaph).
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Connie Hines was an actress, whose first film was 1960's Thunder in Carolina. She appeared on TV in Whirlybirds, Seahunt, Johnny Ringo, and Perry Mason. Her most famous role is likely as Carol Post, Wilbur's wife, on TV's Mr. Ed. Her last husband was Lee Savin, an entertainment lawyer and producer.


Peter Virgo was a bit part player in films of the 1940's and 1950's. He later found regular work on TVs 'Quincy M.E.', first in various bit parts and later as a recurring character, 'Pete'. Minor film roles included The Babe Ruth Story, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?, and The Narrow Margin.


David Westheimer wrote My Sweet Charlie, and the novelization of Days of Wine and Roses (of the screenplay by J.P. Miller). He also wrote the 1964 novel Von Ryan's Express which was adapted as a 1965 movie starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard. Much of that story was based on his experiences of 28 months as a POW after being shot down over Italy in WWII.
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Ilka Gruning acted in Peer Gynt, Jugend, Melodie des Herzens, Underground, An American Romance, A Foreign Affair, Words and Music, Caught, The Great Sinner, Passage West, and Die Venus von Tivoli. She may be best known as Mrs. Leuchtag ("ten watch") in Casablanca.


John Dodsworth acted, mostly uncredited, in David and Bathsheba, Singin' In the Rain, Les Miserables, Titanic (1953), The Mole People, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.



Bonnie Hayes was born Marion Wright Bonnell, and acted in a series of short films with Ted Healy and Larry, Moe and Curly before they split to form the Three Stooges.

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George Shatto bought Santa Catalina island, 26 miles offshore from the Los Angeles area, and laid out the island's town, Avalon, which opened for tourism in 1888. He sold the property for economic reasons and went into other real estate ventures. The Good Samaritan Hospital at Wilshire and South Lucas occupies the land of his former mansion of which only the wall survives. He died in a minor train crash.


Owen McAleer was the 36th Los Angeles Mayor, from 1904-06. He moved from Canada to Los Angeles via Ohio in the 1880s and built the first steam boiler in the city. As a city councilman, he helped bring water to the city, with the planning of the LA Aqueduct in the Owens Valley River project. He was credited with establishing the first municipal playground - on Violet Street. He owned and trained driving horses, and as mayor set aside a stretch of West Washington Street for a mile west of Western Avenue for use by "drivers who delight in vying with each other off the racetrack." According to the LA Times, "policemen have been given to understand that some latitude be allowed horsemen there."


Louise Glaum was an actress, nicknamed "The Spider Woman". Entering films in 1912, Glaum initially played comic ingenues, including a co-starring role in 35 episodes of the "Universal Ike" series in 1914. After winning critical praise for "Hell's Hinges" (1916), and "The Three Musketeers" (1916), she switched to vamp roles and became a star in such steamy (for the time) melodramas as "Shackled" (1918), "Love" (1920), and "Sex" (1920). The latter, her most famous film, caused controversy for its title alone. For a few years Glaum rivaled original sex siren Theda Bara in popularity, and one critic called her "The best actress of all the screen vamps".


Sherman Otis Houghton mined gold during the California gold rush, then was Deputy Clerk of the State Supreme Court, then Mayor of San Jose, California 1855-56. He married a Donner party survivor, and when she died, he married her cousin, also a survivor. He was Chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, and was appointed Commissioner to investigate the affairs of the US Mint at San Francisco in 1881. The the Liberty Ship, SS Sherman O. Houghton was named after him. The Donner-Houghton House, a historic building in downtown San Jose, was built by Houghton in 1881.
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Mickey Mantle played his entire baseball career with the New York Yankees, and hit 536 home runs, batted .300 or more ten times, and is tied as the leader with 13 walk-off home runs. In 1956 Mantle led in batting average, HRs, and RBIs.


He was a 16-time All-Star, the AL MVP three times, and a Golden Glove winner once. Mantle appeared in 12 World Series including 7 championships, and holds WS records with 18 HRs, 40 RBIs, 26 extra-base hits, 42 runs, 43 walks, and 123 total bases.


Mary Kay Ash founded Mary Kay Cosmetics in 1965. After WWII she divorced her first husband, and went to work for Stanley Home Products. She subsequently was passed over for promotion in favor of a man she had trained. She retired in 1963 and intended to write a book to assist women in business, but the book turned into a business plan for her ideal company. She and new husband, George, planned to start Beauty by Mary Kay, however he died one month before it got going. Mary Kay then started up Mary Kay Cosmetics in Dallas using a loan from her son.


Henry Wade was a Texas lawyer who served as District Attorney of Dallas 1951-1987. He participated in two notable US court cases - the prosecution of Jack Ruby for killing Lee Harvey Oswald, and the Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade. In addition, Wade was District Attorney when Randall Dale Adams, the subject of the documentary film The Thin Blue Line, was convicted in the murder of Robert Wood, a Dallas police officer. He was also the longest-serving district attorney in US history.

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Leonard Katzman was a writer, and the producer of Gunsmoke, Walker Texas Ranger, and Dallas.


Herbert Klynn was an animator at UPA Studios from 1944-1959 eventually becoming of Vice President and Production Chief. He worked on Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoing-Boing, Madeline and Christopher Crumpet. In 1959 he founded Format Films which made The Alvin Show, The Lone Ranger, 11 episodes of the Road Runner, title sequences for I Spy, and Honey West, the animated characters on Hee Haw, and title designs for the films The Glory Guys and Clambake. He co-created the short lived sitcom "The Duck Factory" which was the first leading role for Jim Carrey in 1984.


Dawn Leslie Steel was one of the first women to run a major Hollywood film studio, rising through the ranks of merchandising and production to head Columbia Pictures. Previous to her studio career, she worked as a sportswriter for Major League Baseball Digest and the NFL, and merchandising director for Penthouse. In 1975, she founded a merchandising company that produced novelty items. One of the products was Gucci-logo embellished toilet paper. In 1993, she wrote a memoir, They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You, which described her time at Columbia.
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