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Alton E Benefield

(1940 - 2006)

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Alton E Benefield
1940 - 2006
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November 30, 1940
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November 24, 2006
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Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama 35951
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Alton E Benefield was born on November 30, 1940. He died on November 24, 2006 at 65 years of age. We know that Alton E Benefield had been residing in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama 35951.
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Alton E Benefield died on November 24, 2006 at 65 years of age. He was born on November 30, 1940. We have no information about Alton's family. We know that Alton E Benefield had been residing in Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama 35951.

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In 1940, in the year that Alton E Benefield was born, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1955, at the age of merely 15 years old, Alton was alive when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1960, when he was 20 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1972, he was 32 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1988, when he was 48 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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