Gordon Lewis Walker (1892 - 1959)

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Gordon Lewis Walker
1892 - 1959
Born
1892
Albert Park, Australia
Death
1959
Park, Australia
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Albert Park, Australia
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Gordon Lewis Walker was born in 1892 in Albert Park, Australia. He was born to Lewis Walker and Margaret Louisa (Robinson) Walker. He died in 1959 in Park, Australia at age 67.
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Gordon Lewis Walker passed away in 1959 in Park, Australia at 67 years old. He was born in 1892 in Albert Park, Australia. He was born to Lewis Walker and Margaret Louisa (Robinson) Walker.

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In 1892, in the year that Gordon Lewis Walker was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1921, he was 29 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 40 years old, Gordon 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 1949, Gordon was 57 years old when 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 1959, in the year of Gordon Lewis Walker'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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