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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:42 AM

 

Forget Kevin Bacon: his wife is the one with connections. 6 degrees of Kyra Sedgwick

The game may be named for her husband, Kevin Bacon, but Kyra Sedgwick is the one with the real power connections. Sedgwicks have held positions of authority in the U.S. since colonial days.

The actress’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, Theodore Sedgwick, was a member of the Continental Congress, then served in the House and Senate. A great-grandfather, Endicott Peabody, founded the exclusive Groton School (& was the son of a JP Morgan partner). His grandson, also named Endicott Peabody, was governor of Massachusetts.

The family tree includes author Frances FitzGerald, fashion model Penelope Tree, and Edie Sedgwick, the “it girl” made famous by Andy Warhol before she died of a drug overdose at age 28. Marietta Tree, mother of Penelope Tree and Frances FitzGerald, was U.S. representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Her husband, Desmond FitzGerald, was deputy director of the CIA.

The family tradition of government service continues today, if not at the same lofty levels. Businessman Theodore Sedgwick, another great-great-grandson of Theodore Sedgwick, was confirmed last week as U.S. ambassador to Slovakia.

http://news.muckety.com/2010/07/04/six-degrees-of-kyra-sedgwick/26981?rLink


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Reply Forget Kevin Bacon: his wife is the one with connections. 6 degrees of Kyra Sedgwick (Original post)
HiPointDem Jan 2013 OP
cali Jan 2013 #1
madaboutharry Jan 2013 #7
trumad Jan 2013 #13
Little Star Jan 2013 #15
PCIntern Jan 2013 #17
graham4anything Jan 2013 #2
tomp Jan 2013 #6
blm Jan 2013 #35
harmonicon Jan 2013 #10
graham4anything Jan 2013 #11
harmonicon Jan 2013 #12
graham4anything Jan 2013 #22
harmonicon Jan 2013 #23
graham4anything Jan 2013 #25
harmonicon Jan 2013 #29
graham4anything Jan 2013 #30
harmonicon Jan 2013 #34
harmonicon Jan 2013 #33
marmar Jan 2013 #14
deutsey Jan 2013 #24
demmiblue Jan 2013 #21
Cal Carpenter Jan 2013 #27
graham4anything Jan 2013 #28
Cal Carpenter Jan 2013 #31
GTurck Jan 2013 #3
Little Star Jan 2013 #16
Electric Monk Jan 2013 #4
OKNancy Jan 2013 #5
Little Star Jan 2013 #19
WorseBeforeBetter Jan 2013 #32
ThoughtCriminal Jan 2013 #8
LTR Jan 2013 #9
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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:49 AM

1. who cares?

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:04 AM

7. I found it interesting.

Everything doesn't have to be earth shattering news.

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:27 AM

13. I care---

 

and obviously you enough to post in this thread.

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:46 AM

15. Me, I care. It's interesting.

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:51 AM

17. it demonstrates that although many have come from nowhere

some come from somewhere...

Fascinating stuff, actually.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:59 AM

2. Six degrees of Ralph Nader & the 3rd party supporters=the reason today has problems.

 

everything bad that happened can direclty be tied in a straight line back to 2000 and Ralph Nader

Including the 2000 election

without Nader in the race, perhaps 10 million more people would have voted
without Nader in the race, Al Gore would have won
without Nader in the race, Alito and Roberts would not have won
without Nader in the race, corporate personhood wouldn't have happened
without Nader in the race, NH would have gone to Al Gore
without Nader in the race five to ten million more would have voted and voted enough to give Al Gore four more states without Florida even
Wihtout Nader in the race, they wouldn't have bothered to steal Florida as Gore would have had 270 without Florida

without Ralph Nader 12/12/2000 would not have occured as Al Gore would have won 11/2000

everything bad happened because of 3rd parties and Ralph Nader

Six degrees of separation has shown it.
2000 was the LEAST number of voters coming to the polls, because of Ralph Nader saying why bother voting, Bush and Gore were one and the same

Six degrees of Ralph Nader

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:03 AM

6. seek help for your mental illness. nt

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Response to tomp (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:46 AM

35. No kidding - most posts are crafted to stir up divisions and take backhand slaps at Democrats.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:05 AM

10. Get a grip.

Just imagine how much more Gore would have won by without Bush in the race! Quick! Run the numbers and get back to me. I bet there are even more states that Gore would have surely won without Bush in the race.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:10 AM

11. Without 2000, Alito and Roberts would not have been named to the court

 

so anything after all is direct link to 2000.

And only if you agree Bill Clinton was a good president (not as great as President Obama, but a good president none the less) can you argue any other viewpoint.

Bill Clinton would not have named Alito and Roberts.
In fact Bill Clinton named great supreme court justice, and he attempted twice to name
Mario Cuomo.
Still don't quite understand why Mario did not run for President or become SCOTUS, but whatever that reason is is enough to never want Andrew to run.

So, do you agree Bill Clinton was a good president? I would assume so seeming you give Nader a pass.

And btw, anyone who voted for Nader must be happy with 2001-2008, as Nader smiled all the way to the bank, and to this day says both were the same.

And I am sure Nader will vote for Jeb in 2016 against Hillary45, so Nader can continue to lead the WhineParty along with his super mega rich friend Ron Paul (who makes $50,000 a speech now, 20 of them is a million dollars. He can make that in 4 days and rest the other 3 and make $50million a year speaking gibberish for 45 minutes.
Wish I could be paid for speaking gibberish.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:14 AM

12. Huh? I didn't say anything about Nader, and now you're mentioning Clinton.

I've never tried acid, but I hear that it makes your mind make strange connections. Is this what it's like?

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:05 AM

22. It's just six degrees of separation. Everything is connected after all.

 

as you mentioned if Gore did not have Bush as a candidate
well if Gore let Bill campaign and won KT and Ark and TN
that pesky six degrees of separation

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:10 AM

23. What about the Mole People?

Do you think the Mole People could have been involved?

I wasn't there, but the first time this friend of mine took acid, apparently he talked about how special this one glove he had was for a few hours. In this talk, he made some connection between this glove he had and Mars.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:38 AM

25. This thread was started by a different poster, about the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon's wife

 

but anyone can play the game with anyone as Ralph Nader is also connected to Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.

So he is part of the game.

Superman and the Mole people were a good racism comment.
Superman being President Obama
the townsfolk being the NRA or the republicanlibertarianteaNader3rdpartyites

and George Reeves was Superman. No one else has ever come close to wearing his cape.
and Adam West would still kick Christian Bale's ass as Batman

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:18 AM

29. I've never really followed comic books.

Did Superman once fight the Mole People or something?

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:41 AM

30. the tv show w/George Reeves, the pilot movie was Superman vs. the Molemen 1951

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:30 AM

34. Well, there you go.

I learn something new every day. Thanks!

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:37 AM

14. Jesus, Maria y Josef.




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Response to marmar (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:11 AM

24. +1 Dios mio

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:01 AM

21. Al Gore did win. n/t

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:50 AM

27. Once again, there is no alternative universe in which

all Nader voters 'would have' voted for Gore.

Move on, bro. Scapegoating Nader for all the flaws in our so-called democracy is absurd. And the further we get from the year 2000, the more absurd it looks.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:15 AM

28. the further we get away, the truer it becomes, the clearer it becomes to say NEVER AGAIN

 

Never again should we let a wedge issue get in the way like in 1968
(LBJ would have beaten Nixon both before and after)
(and to quote Dr. Dyer- yes, it is all small stuff)
Never again division like 1980(the one damn time Teddy ran, was the one wrong time to do it)
Never again division like 2000 or 2004 with running a negative instead of candidate instead of one beloved by the party like 2008 and 2012 proved.

so six degrees shows 2000 is deeply connected to today and more important
to 2016 when it will or may be Jeb vs. Hillary and history can repeat itself like deja vu all over again

it is all connected, and I see some making the same mistake as in the past

IMHO of course, only(along with those that see the same thing)

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:47 AM

31. You don't make any sense at all

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:28 AM

3. We are all....

related. I have been doing family history since 1994 when I got my first computer and am astonished at the connections I have found. If we could begin to understand how ONE the human race really is maybe we could begin to treat ourselves better. My ancestors number in the thousands going back in time and many of them are in the history books but still this is today and I am not my ancestors. Those thousands don't come down to just me and my children but are the ancestors of us all. We number in the millions at least.

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Response to GTurck (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:49 AM

16. Have you ever visited DU's Ancestry/Genealogy Group?

Here's a link to the group. Sometimes groups are hard to find.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1156

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:39 AM

4. Bush league attempt

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:49 AM

5. PBS watchers may have seen an episode

of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates with Kyra and Kevin. I really enjoyed watching it.
The episodes are online here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/
Others were John Louis, Wanda Sykes, Harry Connick Jr... and a lot of others.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:54 AM

19. Loved that show along with NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are". n/t

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:15 AM

32. I loved that series. Maggie Gyllenhaal's ancestry was fascinating...

and her reaction to being related to W was pretty amusing. Wanda Sykes and Robert Downey, Jr. were really interesting, too. I didn't catch all episodes, but try to catch them as re-runs.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:17 AM

8. If she isn't connected to Mr Scorpio...

who cares?

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:47 AM

9. Interesting

I've always been intrigued about where we all came from. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:54 AM

18. She's also related to Kevin, and not just by marriage.

The two of them were featured in that PBS series hosted by Henry Louis Gates that looks at the ancestries of famous people. At the start of the episode one of them said that the biggest fear was that they were actually cousins. Sure enough, they're something like third cousins. LOL! They are far enough apart that it rally doesn't matter.

On edit: I missed Nancy's post above, but she has a link to the show.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:59 AM

20. and she was in a movie with Alan Rickman.

So, ok, we all have different priorities.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:44 AM

26. Frances Fitzgerald's "Fire in the Lake" was one of my favorite books in college

I remember reading it all in like two days, ignoring all my other coursework.

A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
And as with age his body uglier grows,
So his mind cankers.
I will plague them all,
Even to roaring


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