Ella Sweet (1915 - 1967)

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Ella Sweet
1915 - 1967
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December 10, 1915
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September 1967
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Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio 44094
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Ella Sweet was born on December 10, 1915. She died in September 1967 at 51 years old. We know that Ella Sweet had been residing in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio 44094.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ella Sweet died in September 1967 at 51 years of age. She was born on December 10, 1915. There is no information about Ella's family or relationships. We know that Ella Sweet had been residing in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio 44094.

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In 1915, in the year that Ella Sweet was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1936, at the age of 21 years old, Ella was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1949, when she was 34 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1958, she was 43 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1967, in the year of Ella Sweet's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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