DCS: del bissonette

In 1927, as a minor leaguer, Del Bissonette led the International League in five categories — runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, and RBIs. The next season, Del signed with the Brooklyn Robins (a team that would eventually become the Brooklyn Dodgers) as a first baseman. He achieved a .320 batting average and became only the third Major Leaguer to be …

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DCS: mae clarke

Philadelphia native Virginia Klotz moved to New York City to pursue her dream of acting. She got work as a dancer while she was the room mate of future Hollywood siren Barbara Stanwyck. Virginia, now using the stage name “Mae Clarke,” signed on with Universal Pictures and was immediately cast in some big films, all …

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DCS: dallas mccarver

Dallas McCarver was a young, unknown upstart when he surprised all spectators by taking the Super Heavyweight class and the Overall for his Pro card at an NPC North Americans competition. He was just 21 and it was his 3rd bodybuilding competition ever.  Dallas continued to make a name for himself in the sport, winning numerous …

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DCS: venus ramey

Venus Ramey, a pretty 20-year-old from the northern Kentucky town of Asheville, was crowned Miss America on September 9, 1944. She was the first Miss America to be photographed in color, no doubt because she was also the first Miss America with red hair. Riding on her pageant fame, Venus was wooed by Hollywood, but …

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DCS: josephine baker

15 year-old Josephine Baker began her career dancing on the streets of St. Louis. She was recruited to perform in the vaudeville circuit and eventually traveled to New York. She was a chorus girl during the Harlem Renaissance and was featured in Broadway revues alongside the great Adelaide Hall. Josephine, along with most African-American performers …

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