Gladys L Lafargue (1915 - 1988)

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Gladys L Lafargue
1915 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Gladys L Lafargue was born on May 13, 1915. She died on May 7, 1988 at 72 years old. We know that Gladys L Lafargue had been residing in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana 70454.


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Gladys L Lafargue passed away on May 7, 1988 at 72 years old. She was born on May 13, 1915. We are unaware of information about Gladys's family or relationships. We know that Gladys L Lafargue had been residing in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana 70454.
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In 1915, in the year that Gladys L Lafargue was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1924, at the age of merely 9 years old, Gladys was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1935, when she was 20 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1977, when she was 62 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1988, in the year of Gladys L Lafargue's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Dec 7, 1908 - January 1989
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Mar 29, 1916 - February 1979
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Jul 28, 1893 - December 1970
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William A Lafargue
Oct 17, 1927 - Aug 31, 2006
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