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Gerald Clifford Gardner (1929 - 2020)

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Gerald Clifford Gardner
1929 - 2020
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July 22, 1929
United States.
Death
October 11, 2020
Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States
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Gerald Clifford Gardner was born on July 22, 1929 at United States.. He died on October 11, 2020 at Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California United States at age 91.
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Gerald Gardner - American Author Gerald Clifford Gardner was an American author, scriptwriter, screenwriter, comics writer, story editor and producer who was active in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Gardner frequently teamed with his longtime writing partner, Dee Caruso, for their work. Born: July 22, 1929, United States Died: October 11, 2020, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA Children: Lindsay Gardner Movies The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) The World's Greatest... 1973 Which Way to the Front? (1970) Which Way to the Front? 1970 The Red Skelton Show The Red Skelton Show How to Break Up a Happy Divorce (1976) How to Break Up a Happy... 1976
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Gerald Gardner was a hugely successful author of more than 10 books; mostly political and humorous.

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Gerald Gardner married Emily Nowack in 1964 in Manhattan.

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He was delightful to meet and very funny. He also wrote me letters, and I met him at a political rally when he was Robert Kennedy's speechwriter.
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Gerald Clifford Gardner passed away on October 11, 2020 at Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California United States at 91 years old. He was born on July 22, 1929 at United States.. There is no information about Gerald's family.
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In 1929, in the year that Gerald Clifford Gardner was born, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1939, when he was merely 10 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1946, Gerald was 17 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1960, Gerald was 31 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1978, when he was 49 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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