DCS: ina ray hutton

Odessa Cowan was born in 1916 in a predominantly African-American neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. She studied dance and her performances received rave reviews in local newspapers. Soon she was starring in dance reviews, landing on Broadway at 14 years old. Jazz producer Irving Mills assembled an all-girl orchestra and signed Odessa as their leader. …

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DCS: jim nabors

In the early 70s, a group of Hollywood friends — all homosexual — gathered for an annual party in Huntington Beach. According to actor Rock Hudson, invitations were printed announcing the marriage of Jim Nabors and Hudson, explaining that the heartthrob would be taking Jim’s TV character’s surname, the popular “Gomer Pyle,” the naive yet …

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DCS: christine chubbuck

Christine Chubbuck was a broadcast major at Boston University. It was a bold direction for the timid, quiet girl from Shaker Heights, who, as a teen formed the group “Dateless Wonders Knitting Club” at the high school she attended. Christine pursued her chosen profession at several television stations in her native Ohio, nearby Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and, …

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DCS: scott hutchison

Scott Hutchison began singing at 19, despite being told that he couldn’t. Scott’s songwriting was influenced by American artists like Wilco and Ryan Adams. He liked playing guitar and performing, considering that he was always a shy kid growing up. In 2003, Scott started performing under the stage name “Frightened Rabbit,” a nickname he picked …

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