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Kenneth L Petoski (1930 - 1999)

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Kenneth L Petoski
1930 - 1999
Born
April 29, 1930
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania United States
Death
March 26, 1999
Elmira, Chemung County, New York United States
Last Known Residence
Elmira NY Birch Street, in Elmira, Chemung County, New York USA 14904
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Kenneth L Petoski was born on April 29, 1930 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania United States. He is the child of Anna Petoski. He had Lynne M. Petoski-Connelly with an unlisted partner. He married Gloria G. Petoski, and they had a child Lynne M. Petoski-Connelly. He, father to 2 children, died on March 26, 1999 in Elmira, New York United States at age 68.
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Elmira NY Birch Street, in Elmira, Chemung County, New York USA 14904
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March 31, 1999
Woodlawn National Cemetery Davis St, in Elmira, New York United States 14901
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Kenneth L Petoski, father to 2 children, passed away on March 26, 1999 in Elmira, New York United States at age 68. He was buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, New York United States. Kenneth was born on April 29, 1930 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania United States. He is the child of Anna Petoski. He was the parent of Lynne M. Petoski-Connelly with an unlisted partner. He married Gloria G. Petoski, and they had a child Lynne M. Petoski-Connelly.
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In 1930, in the year that Kenneth L Petoski was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1947, when he was 17 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1958, at the age of 28 years old, Kenneth was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1973, he was 43 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1988, he was 58 years old when 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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