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James J Brown (1927 - 2003)

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James J Brown
1927 - 2003
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November 24, 1927
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February 5, 2003
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Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida 34689
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James J Brown was born on November 24, 1927. He died on February 5, 2003 at 75 years of age. We know that James J Brown had been residing in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida 34689.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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James J Brown passed away on February 5, 2003 at 75 years of age. He was born on November 24, 1927. There is no information about James' immediate family. We know that James J Brown had been residing in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida 34689.
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In 1927, in the year that James J Brown was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1944, he was 17 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1955, when he was 28 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1979, he was 52 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1986, by the time he was 59 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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