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Alva Long (1903 - 1983)

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Alva Long
1903 - 1983
Born
February 28, 1903
Death
February 1983
Last Known Residence
Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma 74884
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Alva Long of Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma was born on February 28, 1903, and died at age 80 years old in February 1983.
Updated: November 8, 2011
Biography ID: 68340545

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Alva Long passed away at age 80 years old in February 1983. Alva Long of Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma was born on February 28, 1903.

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Alva Long lived 7 years longer than the average Long family member when he died at the age of 79.
The average age of a Long family member is 72.
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In 1903, in the year that Alva Long was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1939, he was 36 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1951, by the time he was 48 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1963, when he was 60 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1983, in the year of Alva Long's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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