Wednesday, January 30, 2008

 

Marlon Brando in the 1930 Census

We discovered Marlon Brando (age 5), Academy Award-winning American actor known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and Vito Corleone in The Godfather, in the 1930 Census living in Omaha, Nebraska with his family, Marlon Sr. (35), Dorothy (33), Jocelyn (10) and Frances (7).

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

 

Heath Ledger (1979 - 2008)

Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday of a possible drug overdose in a Lower Manhattan apartment, the New York Police Department said. The Academy Award nominated actor was 28. He has a young daughter with actress Michelle Williams. (Source: CNN.com)

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

 

Suzanne Pleshette (1937 - 2008)

Seventy-year-old actress Suzanne Pleshette died of respiratory failure on Saturday evening at her residence in Los Angeles. Pleshette was best known as a sardonic wife on the long running "The Bob Newhart Show". (Source: All Headline News)

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Friday, January 18, 2008

 

Bobby Fischer (1943 - 2008)

Bobby Fischer, who died on Thursday aged 64, was a high school dropout who may have been the greatest chess player of all time, but ended his life in eccentric seclusion. The Brooklyn-bred genius made headlines around the world when he wrestled the world chess title from Soviet domination in 1972, beating world champion Boris Spassky, in a Cold War chess showdown in Reykjavik known as the match of the century. (Source: AFP via Google)

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

 

Brad Renfro (1982 - 2008)

Actor Brad Renfro, whose career began promisingly with a childhood role in "The Client" but rapidly faded as he struggled with drugs and alcohol, was found dead Tuesday in his home. He was 25. (Source: AP via CNN.com)

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Friday, January 11, 2008

 

Christopher Bowman (1967 - 2008)

Christopher Bowman, the former U.S. figure skating champion dubbed "Bowman the Showman" for his flair on the ice, died Thursday of a possible drug overdose, authorities said. He was 40. (Source: AP via Google)

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

 

Ray Bradbury in the 1930 Census

We found Ray Bradbury (age 9), American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer, in the 1930 Census living with his parents, Leonard S. (39) and Esther (41), along with brother Leonard, Jr. (13) in Waukegan, Illinois. Two other Bradbury families are listed on the same page: Minnie A. (59) and Bion S. (28) -- possible cousins!

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