Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford

(1930 - 2015)

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Francis Newton Gifford
1930 - 2015
Born
August 16, 1930
santa monica, los angeles county, California united states
Death
August 9, 2015
greenwich, Connecticut united states
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Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford, father to 5 children, was born on August 16, 1930 in santa monica, California united states. He was born to Lola Mae (Hawkins) Gifford and Weldon Gifford, with siblings Winona and Waine. He married Maxine Ewart, and they gave birth to Jeff Gifford, Kyle Gifford, and Victoria (Gifford) Kennedy. Francis married Kathryn Epstein, and they gave birth to Cody Newton Gifford and Cassidy Erin Gifford. He died on August 9, 2015 in greenwich, Connecticut united states at age 84.
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Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford, father to 5 children, passed away on August 9, 2015 in greenwich, Connecticut united states at age 84. He was born on August 16, 1930 in santa monica, California united states. He was born to Lola Mae (Hawkins) Gifford and Weldon Gifford, with siblings Winona and Waine. He married Maxine Ewart, and they gave birth to Jeff Gifford, Kyle Gifford, and Victoria (Gifford) Kennedy. Francis would also marry Kathryn Epstein, and they gave birth to Cody Newton Gifford and Cassidy Erin Gifford.

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In 1930, in the year that Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford was born, 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 1968, he was 38 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1970, when he was 40 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1984, by the time he was 54 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1994, when he was 64 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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