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Miriam Rhodes (1933 - 2009)

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Miriam Rhodes
1933 - 2009
Born
January 19, 1933
Death
October 14, 2009
Last Known Residence
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90035
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Miriam Rhodes of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California was born on January 19, 1933, and died at age 76 years old on October 14, 2009.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 19069521

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Miriam Rhodes passed away at age 76 years old on October 14, 2009. Miriam Rhodes of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California was born on January 19, 1933.

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Miriam Rhodes lived 5 years longer than the average Rhodes family member when she died at the age of 76.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.
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In 1933, in the year that Miriam Rhodes was born, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1945, by the time she was just 12 years old, 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 1974, Miriam was 41 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1988, when she was 55 years old, 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.

In 1992, by the time she was 59 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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