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Leslie Peter Grace (1923 - 1943)

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Leslie Peter Grace
1923 - 1943
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c. 1923
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April 11, 1943
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Leslie Peter Grace was born c. 1923. He died on April 11, 1943 at 20 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 1319874 Rank: Sergeant Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit/ship/squadron: 40 Sqdn.
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Leslie Peter Grace passed away on April 11, 1943 at age 20. He was buried in Medjez-el-bab War Cemetery Coll. Grave 7. E. 15., Tunisia. He was born c. 1923. We have no information about Leslie's surviving family.
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In 1923, in the year that Leslie Peter Grace was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1930, he was just 7 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.

In 1938, Leslie was only 15 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1943, in the year of Leslie Peter Grace's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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