Charles Riley (1900 - 1975)

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Charles Riley
1900 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Riley was born on March 22, 1900. He died in May 1975 at 75 years of age. We know that Charles Riley had been residing in San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California 90731.


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Charles Riley passed away in May 1975 at 75 years of age. He was born on March 22, 1900. We are unaware of information about Charles's surviving family. We know that Charles Riley had been residing in San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California 90731.
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In 1900, in the year that Charles Riley was born, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1923, at the age of 23 years old, Charles was alive when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1930, he was 30 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1957, he was 57 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1975, in the year of Charles Riley's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Died: Jul 15, 1916
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around 1892 - Dec 12, 1917
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around 1896 - Oct 13, 1915
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around 1896 - Apr 9, 1917
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around 1880 - Aug 26, 1914
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around 1890 - Sep 1, 1918
Charles Dennis Riley
around 1918 - Oct 28, 1943
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around 1910 - Oct 4, 1944
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Jan 9, 1908 - May 13, 1989
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Aug 1, 1903 - February 1969
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Jul 19, 1908 - September 1969
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Corine Riley
Mar 1, 1920 - Mar 9, 1999
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Betty J Riley
Oct 24, 1948 - Apr 28, 2011
Rochester, NY
Bertha Riley
Jan 8, 1899 - November 1985
Gillham, Arkansas
Tommie J Riley
Sep 27, 1951 - Oct 11, 1994
Chicago, IL
William Riley
Jan 15, 1915 - February 1968
Mount Carmel, Illinois
Harry Riley
Jan 30, 1913 - September 1987
Prescott, Arkansas
Edward Riley
Aug 13, 1887 - September 1978
North Little Rock, Arkansas
George Riley
Feb 21, 1900 - November 1975
Alma, Arkansas
Willie Riley
Apr 6, 1911 - December 1985
Los Angeles, California
Johnie Riley
Aug 23, 1904 - August 1986
Ashdown, Arkansas
Finis Riley
Dec 11, 1908 - January 1973
Prescott, Arkansas
Optimus Riley
Nov 21, 1903 - February 1981
Malvern, Arkansas
Fred Riley
Aug 23, 1913 - September 1963
William Riley
Apr 12, 1891 - March 1976
Dumas, Arkansas
Cecil Riley
Dec 1, 1907 - July 1974
Malvern, Arkansas
Louis M Riley
Sep 4, 1902 - Mar 15, 1972
Murfreesboro, AR
Eugene R Riley
May 10, 1915 - Sep 17, 2002
Hobbs, NM

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