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05-18-2011, 07:30 PM   #76
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Frank DeVol was a composer with 4 oscar nominations for movie scores, including 'Cat Ballou' and 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?'


Actor Philip Ahn was most famous as the teacher on the TV series 'Kung Fu'.



Jerry Dunphy was a TV news anchor in Los Angeles for many years. Part of his daily greeting is on his marker - 'From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California, a good evening'.


Larry Walters was famous for riding a helium-balloon-lifted lawn chair, which inadvertently flew into LAX airport airspace.



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Actor Strother Martin was the prospector in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', though most famous as the work boss in 'Cool Hand Luke' - 'What we have here is failure to communicate'.


Actor Sabu Dastigir played the lead in 'Elephant Boy', and was Mowgli in 'The Jungle Book'.


Actor Brock Peters played the accused rapist in 'To Kill A Mockingbird', and was 'Adm. Cartwright' in some of the Star Trek movies.

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Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo, known as actor Robert Alda, started in vaudeville, worked a lot of stage on Broadway, and made many of his movies in Italy, living in Rome since 1960. Joined sons Alan Alda and Anthony Alda in an episode of M*A*S*H.


Jack Barry hosted many TV game shows and was caught in the game-show scandal involving rigged games.


Norman Francis Bates was a Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War. He captured the Confederate unit's flag and flag-bearer.

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Bobby Fuller was the lead of the Bobby Fuller Four, most famous for the song 'I Fought the Law (And the Law Won)'. Opinions vary on the cause of his early death.


Bonny Lee Bakley was the wife of actor Robert Blake. Bonny's tenth husband, Blake was found not guilty of her murder.


Actress Jean Speegle Howard is the mother of actor/director Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard.


George is better known as 'Gabby' Hayes, a radio, film and TV actor who usually played the sidekick in Westerns.



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05-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #80
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Actor Johnny Haymer may be best known as motorpool Sgt Zelmo Zale on TV's M*A*S*H.


Actress Wendie Jo Sperber was in TV series such as 'Bosum Buddies' and 'Private Benjamin', and was Linda McFly in 'Back to the Future'.


Born Robert Stein, Bobby Van was an actor, singer, dancer and TV host.

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05-24-2011, 03:11 PM   #81
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Actor Dan Duryea usually played the bad guy the audience loved to hate.


Edgar Buchanan was a dentist until he started acting at age 36. He is best remembered as Uncle Joe on 'Petticoat Junction'.


Actor Robert Francis played the young ensign Willie Keith in 'The Caine Mutiny'. He only made 4 films before dying in a private plane he was flying.

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Actress Dorothy Lamour was Miss New Orleans of 1931. She made over 60 films, 6 of which had her in a floral wrap-around sarong, mostly in the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby 'Road to...' movies.


Actor Paul Winfield starred opposite Cicely Tyson in 'Sounder', and was in 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan'. He is buried with his long-time companion.


Director Robert Aldrich made 'Flight of the Phoenix', 'The Dirty Dozen', 'The Longest Yard', and 'The Frisco Kid' among others.

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Charles Chapman was the first mayor of Fullerton, CA and a relative of John Chapman, the legendary 'Johnny Appleseed'. Chapman was a primary donor and fundraiser for California Christian College, which is now Chapman University.


Actor Dan Dailey started out playing a Nazi, then was in several musicals, and co-starred with Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne.


Ralph Edwards was a radio announcer, then developed TV's 'Truth or Consequences', and 'This is Your Life'.

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Next to Walt Disney is Robert Gross. He led a group of investors to purchase Lockheed Aircraft Co in 1932. He served as president of Lockheed Corp from 1934 until 1956.


Albert Campbell earned the Medal of Honor during the Boxer Rebellion. 'In action at Tientsin, China, 21 June 1900. During the advance on Tientsin, Campbell distinguished himself by his conduct.'


Mary S. Ertl MD is thought to be the first female doctor in the Los Angeles area.

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Wally Albright was one of Our Gang/Little Rascals but only had one adult role. After the Navy, he owned a trucking company, and won the Men's National Track and Ski Championship in 1957.


Actor Wallace Beery started as an assistant to an elephant trainer. For 35 years he held the record for catching the largest black sea bass. He won the best actor oscar for The Champ in 1931.


Renee Shin-Ye Chen was killed along with another child and actor Vic Morrow on the set of the Twilight Zone movie when a helicopter crashed on them.

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Actor Noah Berry played Jim Rockford's father on the Rockford Files. Unfortunately he is located next to a trash can and near the curb.


Actor Ralph Bellamy mostly played supporting roles, and was nominated for an oscar in 1937 for The Awful Truth. Besides TV appearances, he was in the movies Trading Places and Pretty Woman.


Actress Pamela Britton did a lot of stage on Broadway, was in the movie DOA with Edmund O'Brien, and is perhaps best known as the landlady on My Favorite Martian.

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Charles Correll, a white man, played 'Amos' of 'Amos and Andy', both black characters, on the radio.


Born Jan Paul Beahm, Darby Crash formed the punk group The Germs. He committed suicide by heroin the day before John Lennon was murdered.


Fred de Cordova produced the Johnny Carson Show and was sometimes shown off-stage.

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Actress Jane Darwell won the best supporting oscar for her role as Ma Joad in the Grapes of Wrath.


William Demarest is best known as Charlie on My Three Sons and had an oscar nomination for his supporting role in The Jolson Story.


Noah Dietrich was aviator Howard Hughes' lawyer.

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Joe Flynn started out as a ventriloquist and radio actor, but is best known as Capt Binghampton on TV's McHale's Navy.


Nazli married King Fuad of Egypt and thereby became a queen. After her son became king, family tensions mounted and she moved to the USA with a new name, and converted to Catholicism.


Mary Frann was a child model and won America's Junior Miss in 1961. She is best remembered for her role on the Newhart Show, and her charity work outside show business.

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