Dorothy Sims (1906 - 1980)

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Dorothy Sims
1906 - 1980
December 1, 1906
May 1980
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South Gate, Los Angeles County, California 90280
Dorothy Sims was born on December 1, 1906. She died in May 1980 at 73 years of age. We know that Dorothy Sims had been residing in South Gate, Los Angeles County, California 90280.
Updated: November 12, 2011
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Dorothy Sims died in May 1980 at age 73. She was born on December 1, 1906. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's immediate family. We know that Dorothy Sims had been residing in South Gate, Los Angeles County, California 90280.

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In 1906, in the year that Dorothy Sims was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1932, at the age of 26 years old, Dorothy was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1965, by the time she was 59 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1973, she was 67 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1980, in the year of Dorothy Sims's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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