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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:38 PM

Post a true but little known fact about someone famous, living or dead.....Part 5

Link to Part 4 + link to Parts 1, 2 and 3
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181081401

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Reply Post a true but little known fact about someone famous, living or dead.....Part 5 (Original post)
red dog 1 Jun 11 OP
dameatball Jun 11 #1
YessirAtsaFact Jun 11 #2
Heartstrings Jun 11 #3
red dog 1 Jun 11 #4
TlalocW Jun 11 #5
Sticky Jun 11 #6
red dog 1 Jun 11 #11
jalan48 Sunday #21
First Speaker Jun 11 #7
Snellius Jun 11 #8
zanana1 Jun 14 #14
gladium et scutum Jun 11 #9
Aristus Jun 11 #10
red dog 1 Jun 12 #12
First Speaker Jun 15 #17
red dog 1 Jun 13 #13
red dog 1 Jun 14 #15
LeftInTX Jun 15 #16
red dog 1 Jun 15 #18
Wolf Frankula Jun 15 #19
red dog 1 Saturday #20
jalan48 Sunday #22
red dog 1 Sunday #23
red dog 1 Sunday #24
jalan48 Sunday #27
red dog 1 Sunday #25
ProudMNDemocrat Sunday #26
red dog 1 Monday #28
red dog 1 Monday #29
Adrahil Tuesday #30
red dog 1 Thursday #31
red dog 1 17 hrs ago #32

Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:39 PM

1. Paul Revere was almost court-martialed.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:43 PM

2. Cartoonist Jeff MacNelly

Creator of “Shoe” cartoon played the banjo

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:48 PM

3. Tom Cruise's daughter, Suri

was loosely named after his birthplace, Syracuse, NY.....

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:48 PM

4. Harlan Ellison has published more than 1,700 short stories

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:57 PM

5. Vincent Price met one of his wives in a cemetery

Appropriate.

TlalocW

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:03 PM

6. Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order)

Is the daughter of 1950's sex symbol Jane Mansfield. She was asleep in the back seat of the car the night of the horrific car crash that killed her mother.

I didn't read all the postings so I hope this isn't a repeat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariska_Hargitay

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Response to Sticky (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 07:26 PM

11. Thanks for that

She and her brothers are lucky to be alive after that terrible car crash.

I knew about her being the daughter of Jayne Mansfield, and I liked her on "Law and Order"

I didn't know about her swimming with the dolphins incident, or the Joyful Heart Foundation...

Very interesting!

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Response to Sticky (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 12:06 AM

21. In keeping with the theme Jane Mansfield's IQ was purported to be 149 or genius level.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:20 PM

7. Al Jolson wanted to play Porgy in the original production of "Porgy and Bess"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:30 PM

8. Thoreau was narcoleptic

"He inherited his mother’s family’s illness of narcolepsy. Thoreau called narcolepsy “the demon that is said to haunt the Jones family, hovering over their eyelids with wings steeped in the juice of poppies.” Though Thoreau complained he was troubled mainly while reading and writing, he also put the illness to use in recovering his dreams."

http://www.tarcherbooks.net/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-henry-david-thoreau/

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Response to Snellius (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 08:36 AM

14. I didn't know that about Thoreau...

He lived in the era before automobiles, but those horses must have been confused.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:34 PM

9. Union General George H. Thomas

aka "The Rock of Chickamauga" purchased a slave woman as a housekeeper in 1858, while stationed in Texas. The woman remained a slave in the Thomas household until the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. She continued to work for the Thomas family, this time for wages, for several years afterward.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:22 PM

10. Voltaire's last words.

French writer and humanist Voltaire was a life-long atheist in a time when being an atheist could get you executed. He lived a long life, and during his final illness, his family stationed a priest at his bedside, hoping for a last minute conversion.

As the hour of Voltaire's death approach, the priest thundered at him: "Do you renounce Satan?"

Voltaire replied: "There, there, dear boy. This is no time for making enemies."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:46 PM

12. Harlan Ellison may be the most underrated American writer of the 20th century

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 01:26 AM

17. Agreed. He's up there with Poe or Hemingway...

...as far as I'm concerned. I remember reading Dangerous Visions when I was 14, and thinking that he was either God or Satan...or maybe both...

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:51 PM

13. Jay Leno is dyslexic

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:36 PM

15. Before becoming an actor, Dennis Farina spent 19 years as a Chicago cop

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 12:06 AM

16. Kris Kristofferson is a Rhodes Scholar

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 02:05 PM

18. Rep. Joe Kennedy lll (D-MA) is the grandson of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy

and at age 37, he is serving his third term as Congressman for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, the same seat Barney Frank had for many years.

Fluent in speaking Spanish, Joe served in the Peace Corps for 2 years in the Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic and helped create a union for the workers in the 27 Charcos reserve in the Rio Damajagua Park, among other activities while in the Peace Corps, including working as a Research Analyst for the United Nations Development Program.

He would make an excellent choice as a possible Vice-Presidential nominee in the 2020 Presidential election.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 07:26 PM

19. While at Harvard Franklin D. Roosevelt

helped run a relief fund for Boer women and children in British concentration camps.

Wolf

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 07:25 PM

20. Art Bell died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

He was 72

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 12:30 AM

22. Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka the night he died.

Like poet Dylan Thomas he choked to death on his own vomit.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 04:01 PM

23. Jimi Hendrix also choked to death on his own vomit, after consuming copious amounts of wine

and sleeping pills.

AC/DC lead vocalist Bon Scott supposedly died the same way.
["Many claim, as with Bonham, Scott died choking on his own vomit]

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 04:08 PM

24. John Bonham decided to have 16 shots of vodka for BREAKFAST , and went on drinking the rest of

the day [Sept. 24, 1980]

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 05:15 PM

27. Pretty rough way to go

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 04:27 PM

25. Mama Cass died of heart failure

The urban rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is false.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 04:33 PM

26. Charles Lindberg was from Little Falls, Minnesota......

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:52 PM

28. Wasn't Bullwinkle Moose from Frostbite Falls?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:56 PM

29. Although Keith Moon was known for kicking over his drums, he did so very carefully, and the drum

kit rarely needed repairs; but stands and foot pedals frequently had to be replaced.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 11:20 AM

30. Star Trek's Scotty.... actor Jame Doohan....

Had only 9 fingers. He lost the 10th on D-day to machine gun fire. He was serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 02:08 PM

31. Thom Hartmann has published more than 20 books

He now lives in Portland, Oregon

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2018, 03:17 PM

32. Abby Elliott, a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 2008-2012, was the first SNL

cast member to be a child of a past cast member - her father, Chris Elliott (son of Bob Elliott), who became an SNL cast member in 1994.

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