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05-06-2016, 08:01 PM   #826
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Audie Murphy earned every military award from the US Army, and French and Belgian awards for heroism. He earned the Medal of Honor after holding off and then capturing an entire company of Germans. He later acted for 21 years, including the autobiographical movie To Hell and Back. He was outspoken about his issues with PTSD. He was also a songwriter and horse-breeder. He died in a private plane crash.


Omar Bradley was a US Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during WW II, and commanded all US ground forces invading Germany from the west. After WWII, Bradley headed the Veterans Administration and became Chief of Staff of the US Army. In 1949, he became the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and in 1950 he oversaw the policy-making for the Korean War. After his military retirement, he was Chairman of the Board of Bulova Watch Company from 1958 to 1973. He was a consultant for the 1970 movie "Patton".


Alexander Haig was an Army general, the Sec'y of State under Ronald Reagan and Chief of Staff under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all US and NATO forces in Europe. He famously made his " I am in control, here..." statement after Reagan's assassination attempt.



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Michael Gozzo was a waiter and ditch-digger, but is most famous as a violin maker. Untrained, he built the first one for his daughter which was supposedly purchased by a musician for $200 ($2500 then). He eventually set up a shop, and later produced the famous Washington String Quartet of instruments which he later donated to the Glendale Symphony Orchestra.


Edward Kull was a cinematographer on films including Marked for Murder, Arctic Fury, The Mighty Thunder, and ninety others. He also directed 27 films during 1919-38, notably the early Tarzan films starring Bruce Bennett.


Kay Brown was a singer, and appeared on stage and film in Driftwood (1947), The Strip (1951) , Riddles in Rhythm (1956), and The Cruel Tower (1956).
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Stephen Kolzak was a senior VP of casting and talent at Columbia Pictures Television and previously, manager of West Coast casting for NBC and VP of casting for Embassy Television. TV shows he cast include Cheers, Starsky and Hutch, Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, and Who's the Boss? The annual GLAAD Stephen F. Kolzak Award is presented to an openly LGBT member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating homophobia.


Chummy MacGregor was a pianist and composer, and was Glenn Miller’s pianist from 1936-1942. He composed the songs Moon Dreams, It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That), and Slumber Song. He was a consultant and technical advisor for The Glenn Miller Story (1953), starring James Stewart and June Allyson.


Dick Van Patten was an actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate, best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the TV comedy-drama Eight Is Enough. Previously, he was in TVs I Remember Mama, and Young Dr. Malone. He appeared in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Spaceballs, Soylent Green, and Charly. Van Patten was the founder of Natural Balance Pet Foods and National Guide Dog Month.
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June Mathis was a screenwriter, and was the first female executive for Metro/MGM and at only 35, she was the highest paid executive in Hollywood. In 1926 she was voted the third-most influential woman in Hollywood, behind Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge. Mathis is best remembered for discovering Rudolph Valentino, and writing The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) and Blood and Sand (1922). When Valentino unexpectedly died, Mathis offered a "temporary" arrangement of her spot in the family crypt. However, when Mathis herself died the following year, the arrangement became permanent. Instead of "evicting" Valentino, Mathis' husband, Sylvano Balboni, moved Valentino to the crypt beside hers, and sold the remaining crypt to Valentino's family. Mathis and Valentino repose side by side to this day.


Daniel Fapp was a cinematographer, known as the oscar-winning director of photography for West Side Story, and The Great Escape. He also was nominated for an oscar for Desire Under the Elms (1958), The Five Pennies (1959), One, Two, Three (1961), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Ice Station Zebra (1968) and Marooned (1969).


Julia Faye was an actress, "famed throughout Hollywood for her perfect legs". Her performance in Cecil B. DeMille's The Volga Boatman (1926) established her as "one of Hollywood's popular leading ladies." She appeared in more Cecil B. DeMille films than any other actress, and in every one from 1939's Union Pacific on. She was DeMille's mistress off-screen and he kept her employed in bit parts long after her career (and their relationship) was over, including his most famous film, The Ten Commandments (1956).


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Norman Alden started as a disc jockey in Fort Worth. He won the Arthur Godfrey Talent Show and started a Hollywood career, acting on TV's The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Not for Hire, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Lawless Years, Hennesey, Rango, My Three Sons, Mod Squad, Gunsmoke, and The Streets of San Francisco, as well as doing voice-work on hundreds of projects including Aquaman on The All-New Super Friends Hour, and of Kay in The Sword in the Stone (1963). He had a notable role in the film I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.


Harrison Jacobs was a screenwriter of 1930-40's westerns, most notably for the Hopalong Cassidy movies and TV show. He was in the army during WWI and WWII and rose to the rank of colonel.


Marjorie Guthrie was one of the Winnipeg Kiddies, a troupe of child performers who toured Canada and the US, then teamed with Thelma Wolpa as 'The White Sisters'. Both women kept the name White after the act broke up. Early film roles included Happy Days, Sunny Side Up, Just Imagine and New Movietone Follies of 1930. Her last film was the Three Stooges short, Woman Haters (1934), in which she played the wife of Larry Fine. She died in a car accident.
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John Connally was an American politician. He was the 39th Governor of Texas, Secretary of the Navy under President Kennedy, and Secretary of the Treasury under President Nixon. As Treasury Secretary, Connally removed the US dollar from the gold standard in 1971. On November 22, 1963, Connally, at the time the Governor of Texas, was a passenger in the car in which President Kennedy was assassinated, and was seriously wounded during the shooting. In 1973 he switched parties to become a Republican, and ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for President in 1980.


Frederick Gipson was an author, best-known for the 1956 novel Old Yeller, which became a popular 1957 Walt Disney film. After working farming and ranching jobs, he enrolled in 1933 at the University of Texas. There he wrote for the Daily Texan and The Ranger, but he left school early to become a newspaper journalist. In the 1940s, Gipson began writing short stories with a western theme, the prototype for his longer fiction that followed. Hound-Dog Man in 1947 became a Doubleday Book-of-the-Month Club selection and sold over 250,000 copies in its first year of publication and later made into a film in 1959.


Francis Lubbock was a businessman in South Carolina before moving to Texas in 1836. During the Republic of Texas period, President Sam Houston appointed him as comptroller. In 1857, Lubbock was elected lieut governor of Texas. After the Confederate secession in 1861, Lubbock became governor of Texas.


When Lubbock's term ended in 1863, he joined the Confederate Army, and by 1864, Lubbock was aide-de-camp for Jefferson Davis. Following the Confederacy's collapse Lubbock fled from Richmond, Virginia with Davis. They were soon caught and Lubbock was imprisoned for eight months. He continued business interests, and from 1878-1891 he served as Texas State Treasurer.
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Louis Lewyn was a producer and director during the 1920's-40's of shorts such as Rodeo Dough, Love on Tap, Hollywood on Parade, and nearly 90 other credits.


Marion Mack was a pageant beauty queen in 1920 and started performing in short reel silent features. She is best remembered for appearing with Buster Keaton in the Civil War classic, The General (1927). Other credits include Mary of The Movies (1923), One Of The Bravest (1925), Alice In Movieland (1926), The Carnival Girl (1926), Streamlined Swing (1938), The Great Chase (1962) and The Great Stone Face (1968), her last movie.


William Austin was an actor. He began on stage and then in silent films, including Common Sense (1920), and Handle with Care (1922). Other credits include Head Winds, Alice in Wonderland (1933), The Gay Divorcee, Dr. Rhythm, Batman (1943), National Velvet, and his last, The Ghost Goes Wild (1947).


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Paul Mickelson was the long-time composer and organist for evangelist Billy Graham.


Sam Lufkin began his career in the 1920s, at Hal Roach Studios where he made over 60 films, many of which were Laurel and Hardy comedies such as Battling Orioles, Sugar Daddies, Liberty, That's My Wife. and County Hospital. His credits include The Mystery Man, Saps at Sea, Batman, Sister Kenny, and Law of the Badlands.


Theodore Kosloff was a Russian-born ballet dancer, choreographer and silent-movie actor, mostly directed by CB DeMille. His thick accent ended his career in talkies.
07-08-2016, 06:50 PM   #834
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Stan Kenton played piano and toured with various bands as a teenager, and in the 1930s dance bands of Vido Musso and Gus Arnheim, He formed his first orchestra in 1941 and in 1943, the Stan Kenton Orchestra released their first hit Eager Beaver. Calling his music 'progressive jazz', songs included Tampico, Across the Alley From the Alamo, Laura and The Peanut Vendor. In the 1950s, he concentrated on albums which included innovative Latin and European styles. By the 1960s, his musical style was often controversial but some of his best works included Adventures in Jazz, and West Side Story, each winning Grammy Awards.


Constance Moore acted inthe W.C. Fields comedy, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, and Buck Rogers, both in 1939. She also appeared in Show Business, Atlantic City, In Old Sacramento, and Earl Carroll Sketchbook.


Director Josef Von Sternberg is credited with discovering the actress Marlene Dietrich. They made The Blue Angel, Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlett Express, and The Devil is a Woman. He later taught at the UCLA film school.
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Jeanne Cagney was an actress and the younger sister of actor James Cagney. She started as a model in the late 1930s, and made her stage debut at the Pasadena Playhouse. She appeared in Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Time of Your Life, and Man of a Thousand Faces. Her best role was probably in 1950's Quicksand in which she played the femme fatale. She later was the fashion commentator on the audience-participation series Queen for a Day.


William Cagney was a producer, and was almost a dead ringer for his brother, actor James Cagney, whom he also managed and produced for. Films include Strawberry Blonde (1941), The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941), Captain of the Clouds (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), The Time of Your Life (1948), and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) in which hew also appeared.


John Gallaudet was an actor, known for In Cold Blood, Holiday Inn, TV's My Three Sons, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, and playing a judge on TV's Perry Mason. Interred with his wife.
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Lynne Roberts began acting at age 14 in Bulldog Edition. In 1938, she starred in the cliffhangers: The Lone Ranger and Dick Tracy Returns, and played a role in The Higgins Family. In 1941 she starred with Sonja Henie and John Payne in Sun Valley Serenade, and with Gene Autry in Sioux City Sue, Robin Hood of Texas, and Saddle Pals. She was in 3 films with Roy Rogers, and one with Monte Hale. Her 4th husband was wrestler Don Sebastian.


Beryl Davis began singing for her father's band in England, and was a popular singer for Allied troops during WWII. Glenn Miller discovered her in London, and she sang for the Army Air Force Orchestra. Later, she sang with her father's big band, and with Frank Sinatra for a year on Your Hit Parade. She was part of The Four Girls singing group, which recorded sixteen singles, and albums which became best sellers. She also appeared in variety shows and films.


Sylvia Picker was an actress, best-known as Alan Ladd's ditzy secretary, Suzi, on the radio drama "Box 13." She also did the voice of Chuck Jones' animated mouse, Snuffles. Short films included Sterling's Rival Romeo, Beau Bashful, and Henry's Social Splash, all in 1934.
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Paul Brinkman acted as Paul Brooks in his debut in "The Dough Girls" (1944). Other films include "Those Endearing Young Charms" (1945), and many short features such as "Double Honeymoon" (1945), "What, No Cigarettes" (1945) and "Roaring City" (1951). He married actress Jeanne Crain in December 1945, retired from acting in 1951, and became a business exec and radio manufacturer.


Albert Gionfriddo played outfield for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1944 to 1947, then the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the 1947 World Series, he robbed Joe DiMaggio of what was then deemed a possible 2-run game-tying homer (later photo and film evidence show it to be well short of the wall) . He played and managed teams in the minors and Canada until 1959. He later owned a restaurant, and was a trainer and equipment manager for a high school.


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Cliff Livingston played football for twelve years with the New York Giants including the 1956 championship, Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams. He later was a stuntman in Hollywood, and appeared as himself in an episode of Perry Mason. His wife Linda was a former Playboy bunny.


Martin Azarow was an actor known for They Call Me Bruce? (1982), Some Kind of Hero (1982) and Mae West (1982). TV included Hill Street Blues, and L.A. Law.
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Ted Kohler started as a photo-engraver, then a theater pianist for silent films. He and composer Harold Arlen wrote Get Happy, Let's Fall in Love, and Stormy Weather.


Richard Hylton acted in Lost Boundaries, Fixed Bayonets, The Pride of St Louis, The Halls of Montezuma, and some TV.


Ken Norville, as "Red" Norvo, was one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as Mr. Swing. He helped establish the xylophone, marimba and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instruments. His major recordings included Dance of the Octopus, Bughouse, Knockin' on Wood, Congo Blues, and Hole in the Wall. He played with Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, and Woody Herman. He papered in the movies Screaming Mimi. and 1960's Ocean's 11 backing Dean Martin's "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?"

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H. Bruce "Lucky" Humberstone was a child actor; script clerk; assistant director working with directors such as King Vidor, Edmund Goulding and Allan Dwan; and, ultimately, a director of 56 films including several of the Charlie Chan and Tarzan series, and the film noir I Wake Up Screaming (1941). He was one of the 28 founders of the Director's Guild of America.


Irving Cummings entered movies in 1909 and quickly became a popular leading man. Films include Buster Keaton's first feature film, The Saphead (1920); Fred Niblo's film Sex (1920); and The Round-Up (1920), a Western drama starring Roscoe Arbuckle. He was oscar-nominated for directing 1929's In Old Arizona. He was known for the big splashy 1930s Technicolor musicals with popular leading ladies.


Abe Rosen acted in several films in the 1940s, then was a production supervisor on TV's What's My Line?.In the 1980s, he acted on TV and in films in minor roles. He is best-known as the recurring character "Al" on TV's Cheers, and the cafeteria concession stand attendant on Night Court.
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Kathleen Key played ingenues and then vamps in films of the 1920's, including as Tirzah in Ben-Hur (1925), The Sea Hawk, Revelation, Money Talks, The Phantom of the North, and Klondike Annie. Famously trashed Buster Keaton's dressing room when he wanted to break off their affair.


Syd Saylor was an actor, starring as George in the "George" series of shorts, and mainly uncredited as the cowboy sidekick and similar roles in 395 films and TV series between 1926 and 1962. Saylor was also the second television "Bozo the Clown". Appeared in Horse Feathers, King Kong, The Call of the Wild, Topper, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Snake Pit, Cheaper By The Dozen, and TVs' Rin Tin Tin, and Maverick.


Harry Harvey appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway stage, then was a character actor over in 300 films and TV episodes. He co-starred with John Wayne in The Oregon Trail, Old Overland Trail, Wyoming Renegades, and with Chuck Connors in Ride Beyond Vengeance. He played Sheriff Tom Blodgett in 53 episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.
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