Edwin Cecil Rhodes (1927 - 1963)

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Edwin Cecil Rhodes
1927 - 1963
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy Australia
Edwin Cecil Rhodes of Fitzroy Australia was born in 1927 to John Alfred Rhodes and Elizabeth Miller Rhodes. He had a brother John Alf Rhodes. Edwin Rhodes died at age 36 years old in 1963 in Fitzroy.
Updated: September 3, 2013
Biography ID: 145099849

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Edwin Rhodes passed away at age 36 years old in 1963 in Fitzroy. Edwin Cecil Rhodes of Fitzroy Australia was born in 1927 to John Alfred Rhodes and Elizabeth Miller Rhodes. Edwin Rhodes had a brother John Alf Rhodes.

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Edwin Cecil Rhodes lived 35 years shorter than the average Rhodes family member when he died at the age of 36.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.

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In 1927, in the year that Edwin Cecil Rhodes was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1934, at the age of only 7 years old, Edwin was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1947, Edwin was 20 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1955, Edwin was 28 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1963, in the year of Edwin Cecil Rhodes's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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