Charles S Gillan Jr (1951 - 2002)

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Charles S Gillan Jr
1951 - 2002
November 29, 1951
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California United States
March 5, 2002
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States
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Charles Stanley Gillan Jr, Chuck
Charles S Gillan Jr was born on November 29, 1951 in San Francisco, California. He died on March 5, 2002 in Los Angeles, California at 50 years of age.
Updated: September 14, 2021
Charles Stanley Gillan Jr was born to Charles Stanley Gillan (1911-1971) and Ethel Mary Meredith (1916- 2006), He had 6 siblings - Margaret, Patricia, Kathleen, Mary, Teresa, and Michael. Charles seems to have lived mainly in San Francisco and Los Angeles CA. His long time companion (30 years) was award winning actor and civil rights campaigner Paul Winfield (1939-2004). They are buried next to each other. Charles was a partner in the design firm TECTA Associates. He was a tv set designer.
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Charles S Gillan Jr
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Charles S Gillan Jr
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Charles Stanley Gillan Jr, Chuck
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90068
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Charles Gillan Jr was born on in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California United States
Charles Gillan Jr died on in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States
Bone disease
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Forest Lawn 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States 90068
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From Find A Grave memorial: Television set designer. Mr. Gillan was also a partner in the design firm TECTA Associates, which specialized in architectural restoration. He is buried next to his longtime companion, award-winning actor and civil rights campaigner Paul Winfield. Cause of death: Bone disease Inscription: I, If The Birds Do Not Come, Will Sing To You, Will You Who Are Spring And Flight And All Music, Will You Sing To Me, If The Birds Do Not Come?

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In 1951, in the year that Charles S Gillan Jr was born, 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 1961, he was merely 10 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1976, Charles was 25 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1983, Charles was 32 years old when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1997, when he was 46 years old, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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