DCS: corinne griffith

Corinne Griffith was regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses of the silent film era. A biographer’s research revealed that the phrase “the camera loves her” was coined for Corinne. She was praised by critics for her acting abilities, as well. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1929. He …

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inktober52: wires

“I don’t believe it! / There she goes again! She’s tidied up, and I can’t find anything! All my tubes and wires / And careful notes / And antiquated notions.” — She Blinded Me with Science Magnus Pyle was a well-respected scientist, published author, admired expert and Chairman of the Nutrition Society of Scotland long …

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DCS: mikki jamison

Dark-haired with a brilliant smile, Mikki Jamison embodied Hollywood’s vision of “the girl next door.” She made numerous guest appearances in black & white series in the early days of television. From her 1962 screen debut in Hawaiian Eye, Mikki popped up in episodes of Dennis the Menace, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The …

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DCS: emanuel bronner

Emanuel Heilbronner emigrated from his native Germany in 1929, dropping the “Heil” from his surname to avoid any association with the Nazis. He begged his parents to follow him to the United States, but they refused. His last correspondence from his parents was in the form of a censored postcard reading: “You were right – …

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DCS: james booker

James Booker was a talented and influential pianist, once described by Dr. John as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” The good doctor couldn’t have been more dead on. Born in New Orleans, the teenage James recorded a few songs under the guidance of famed producer Dave Bartholomew. …

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