Dorothy Smith (1921 - 1978)

Dorothy Smith
1921 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Smith was born on February 28, 1921. She died in September 1978 at 57 years old.
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Dorothy Smith passed away in September 1978 at age 57. She was born on February 28, 1921. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's family or relationships.
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In 1921, in the year that Dorothy Smith was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1930, she was only 9 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 1953, by the time she was 32 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1961, she was 40 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1978, in the year of Dorothy Smith's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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c. 1914 - Sep 17, 1940
c. 1901 - Jan 20, 1945
c. 1907 - Jun 18, 1944
c. 1901 - Jun 30, 1942
c. 1924 - Sep 4, 1940
c. 1919 - Mar 1, 1945
c. 1898 - Mar 19, 1941
c. 1932 - Mar 3, 1943
c. 1921 - Feb 19, 1944
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1944
c. 1908 - Aug 21, 1940
c. 1925 - Mar 3, 1942

Other Smiths

Jul 6, 1902 - April 1970
May 22, 1912 - March 1989
Mar 8, 1921 - Mar 17, 2008
Jul 20, 1911 - Feb 9, 1999
Oct 20, 1921 - Jul 21, 2004
Jul 26, 1905 - November 1983
Jul 13, 1908 - May 24, 1995
Apr 27, 1898 - January 1982
Aug 23, 1918 - May 1979
Apr 2, 1920 - Apr 13, 2007
Nov 19, 1920 - Oct 26, 2009
Nov 4, 1920 - Jan 24, 1999
Dec 16, 1920 - September 1981
Dec 17, 1920 - Feb 8, 2007
Sep 26, 1915 - Nov 15, 1988
Mar 6, 1920 - Aug 4, 1997
Mar 27, 1920 - July 1975
Dec 19, 1917 - Jan 16, 2007
Dec 31, 1920 - Oct 5, 2000
Mar 11, 1906 - Apr 22, 2005

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Nov 13, 1917 - Aug 10, 1992
Jun 27, 1915 - April 1995
Sep 25, 1921 - January 1985
Jan 15, 1921 - Feb 25, 2005
Sep 21, 1918 - Apr 30, 2009
Mar 25, 1920 - September 1986
Jul 11, 1914 - October 1965
Sep 13, 1908 - Mar 16, 1994
Feb 14, 1923 - Mar 4, 1991
Nov 13, 1922 - March 1983
Apr 6, 1922 - May 1958
Jan 28, 1921 - Jul 28, 2001
Mar 26, 1920 - June 1992
Nov 6, 1895 - December 1979
May 1, 1919 - Mar 16, 2007
Dec 1, 1920 - Nov 25, 1997
Sep 10, 1923 - Feb 9, 1994
Mar 17, 1921 - Dec 29, 1999
Nov 15, 1913 - August 1972
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