DCS: irving kanarek

Irving Kanarek was a character. He was an aerospace engineer until his government security clearance was revoked. He pursued a law degree and was admitted to the California Bar in 1957. In 1963, Irving represented Jimmy Lee Smith, who was arrested for kidnapping and murder. Smith’s case was chronicled in the 1973 book The Onion …

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DCS: rosemary dexter

Rosemary Dexter had absolutely no aspiration to become an actress. On a vacation in Rome in 1963, the pretty nineteen year-old met Italian director Ugo Gregoretti. He was taken with Rosemary and cast her in a featured role in his science-fiction film Omicron. Whether she liked it or not, Rosemary’s film career was officially launched. …

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DCS: pat hingle

You know Pat Hingle, right? Gosh, this guy was in everything! He made his motion picture debut in an uncredited role in Elia Kazan’s On The Waterfront. Over the years, he was cast as Warren Beatty’s father and Sally Field’s father. He played such diverse characters as “Colonel Tom Parker” in John Carpenter’s Elvis biopic …

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DCS: mimi forsythe

Mimi Forsythe had dreams of becoming an actress. She had hoped that her family’s wealth and influence (her father was an associate of Andrew Carnegie) would advance her proposed career, but it did not. Instead, she married producer Benedict Bogeaus. Mimi headed for Hollywood. She agreed to appear in an amateur 16mm short subject called …

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DCS: justin townes earle

Justin Townes Earle would often quote his father’s mentor — the singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt — for whom he was named… “There’s only two kinds of songs. There’s the blues and Zip-A-Dee-Doo Dah.” Justin passed away on August 23 at the age of 38. A gifted songwriter who led a troubled life… and he was well …

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DCS: narciso elvira

In 1986, Narciso Elvira was pitching in the Mexican Baseball League when his contract was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers. He played his first year with Beloit Brewers, the Single A affiliate. He eventually moved up to the Triple A El Paso Diablos, only to return to the Single A level, this time in Stockton, …

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DCS: mindy macready

Mindy MacReady started singing in church at the age of three. She finished high school with dreams of pursuing a career in music. Her debut album, released when she was 18, sold over two million copies, producing four singles that rose up the Billboard Country charts. Subsequent albums yielded more chart-topping singles. Mindy enjoyed recognition …

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