Marguerite W Birdsong (1915 - 1999)

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Marguerite W Birdsong
1915 - 1999
December 14, 1915
February 4, 1999
Last Known Residence
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39216
Marguerite W Birdsong of Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi was born on December 14, 1915, and died at age 83 years old on February 4, 1999.
Updated: November 4, 2011

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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39216
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Marguerite Birdsong passed away at age 83 years old on February 4, 1999. Marguerite W Birdsong of Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi was born on December 14, 1915.

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Marguerite W Birdsong lived 12 years longer than the average Birdsong family member when she died at the age of 83.
The average age of a Birdsong family member is 71.

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In 1915, in the year that Marguerite W Birdsong was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1925, at the age of only 10 years old, Marguerite was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1945, she was 30 years old when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1950, Marguerite was 35 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1960, at the age of 45 years old, Marguerite was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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