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Odessa M Durham (1923 - 1988)

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Odessa M Durham
1923 - 1988
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June 12, 1923
Death
July 14, 1988
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Corrigan, Polk County, Texas 75939
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Odessa M Durham was born on June 12, 1923. She died on July 14, 1988 at 65 years old. We know that Odessa M Durham had been residing in Corrigan, Polk County, Texas 75939.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Odessa M Durham passed away on July 14, 1988 at age 65. She was born on June 12, 1923. We have no information about Odessa's surviving family. We know that Odessa M Durham had been residing in Corrigan, Polk County, Texas 75939.
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In 1923, in the year that Odessa M Durham was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1932, Odessa was just 9 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1955, by the time she was 32 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1975, by the time she was 52 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, in the year of Odessa M Durham'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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