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James W Greathouse (1909 - 1998)

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James W Greathouse
1909 - 1998
Born
April 11, 1909
Death
February 20, 1998
Last Known Residence
Spencer, Roane County, West Virginia 25276
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James W Greathouse of Spencer, Roane County, West Virginia was born on April 11, 1909, and died at age 88 years old on February 20, 1998.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 33107838

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James Greathouse passed away at age 88 years old on February 20, 1998. James W Greathouse of Spencer, Roane County, West Virginia was born on April 11, 1909.

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James W Greathouse lived 18 years longer than the average Greathouse family member when he died at the age of 88.
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In 1909, in the year that James W Greathouse was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1930, by the time he was 21 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1949, James was 40 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 1964, he was 55 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1998, in the year of James W Greathouse's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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