Lena Harris (1893 - 1943)

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Kings County, New York

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Fazil Cengiz

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Catherine Harris

Catherine Harris

Cathy Harris

Cathy Harris

Cathy Harris

Cathy Harris

Gaylord Harris

Gaylord Harris

Florence and Goldie Harris

Florence and Goldie Harris

Dwayne and Tammy Calvert Harris

Dwayne and Tammy Calvert Harris

Garfield Women

Garfield Women

Lowery & Martha B (Holton) Harris

Lowery & Martha B (Holton) Harris

Charles Harris

Charles Harris

Berthold M Harris

Berthold M Harris

Berthold M Harris

Berthold M Harris

Donnel Harris

Donnel Harris

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1893 - In the year that Lena Harris was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

1916 - By the time she was 23 years old, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

1930 - She was 37 years old when 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.

1932 - At the age of 39 years old, Lena 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.

1943 - In the year of Lena Harris's passing, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

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Lena Harris passed away on January 23, 1943 in New York at 50 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was born around 1893. There is no information about Lena's family.

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