Mary Novak

(1914 - 1988)

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Mary Novak
1914 - 1988
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December 14, 1914
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April 6, 1988
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Mary Novak was born on December 14, 1914. She died on April 6, 1988 at 73 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Puerto Rico National Cemetery Section I Site 905 #50 Avenida Cementerio Nacional, in Bayamon, Pr 00961
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii
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Mary Novak died on April 6, 1988 at 73 years old. She was buried in Puerto Rico National Cemetery Section I Site 905, Bayamon, Pr. She was born on December 14, 1914. We are unaware of information about Mary's family.

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In 1914, in the year that Mary Novak 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 1934, she was 20 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1947, at the age of 33 years old, Mary was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1977, at the age of 63 years old, Mary was alive when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1988, in the year of Mary Novak's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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