Ethel Louise Cupit Bowman (1885 - 1959)

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Ethel Louise Cupit Bowman
1885 - 1959
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1885
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1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Ethel Louise Cupit Bowman was born in 1885. She was born to Honeybone Will Cupit Bowman and Jane Mary Cupit Bowman. She died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at age 74.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ethel Louise Cupit Bowman passed away in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at age 74. She was born in 1885. She was born to Honeybone Will Cupit Bowman and Jane Mary Cupit Bowman.

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In 1885, in the year that Ethel Louise Cupit Bowman was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1893, at the age of merely 8 years old, Ethel was alive when on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1921, Ethel was 36 years old when 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 1932, at the age of 47 years old, Ethel 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 1959, in the year of Ethel Louise Cupit Bowman's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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