Antonette Giuffre (1915 - 1987)



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Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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1915 - In the year that Antonette Giuffre was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

1952 - Antonette was 37 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1968 - At the age of 53 years old, Antonette was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

1976 - Antonette was 61 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1987 - In the year of Antonette Giuffre's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Antonette Giuffre passed away in February 1987 at 71 years old. There is no known cause of death for Antonette. She was born on June 13, 1915. We are unaware of information about Antonette's family or relationships. We know that Antonette Giuffre had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.


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