Marie Perkins (1914 - 1976)

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Marie Perkins
1914 - 1976
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February 2, 1914
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February 1976
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Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63144
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Marie Perkins was born on February 2, 1914. She died in February 1976 at 61 years old. We know that Marie Perkins had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63144.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Marie Perkins died in February 1976 at 61 years old. She was born on February 2, 1914. There is no information about Marie's family. We know that Marie Perkins had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63144.

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In 1914, in the year that Marie Perkins was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1927, at the age of just 13 years old, Marie was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1938, she was 24 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 1968, when she was 54 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1976, in the year of Marie Perkins's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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