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Lucy Long (1911 - 1998)

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Lucy Long
1911 - 1998
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February 17, 1911
Death
October 4, 1998
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Forrest City, Saint Francis County, Arkansas 72336
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Lucy Long was born on February 17, 1911. She died on October 4, 1998 at age 87. We know that Lucy Long had been residing in Forrest City, Saint Francis County, Arkansas 72336.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Lucy Long died on October 4, 1998 at 87 years old. She was born on February 17, 1911. There is no information about Lucy's immediate family. We know that Lucy Long had been residing in Forrest City, Saint Francis County, Arkansas 72336.
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In 1911, in the year that Lucy Long was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1927, when she was 16 years old, 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 1955, when she was 44 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1986, she was 75 years old when 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.

In 1998, in the year of Lucy Long's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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