Ralston Hill

(1927 - 1996)

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Richard Ralston Hill
1927 - 1996
Born
April 24, 1927
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States
Death
October 19, 1996
St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, NY County, New York United States
Other Names
Ralston
Summary
Ralston Hill was born on April 24, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born to John Whitney Hill and Florence Ralston Hill, with sibling Rachel. He died on October 19, 1996 at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, New York at age 69.
Updated: May 04, 2020
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Ralston Hill
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Richard Ralston Hill
Full name
Ralston
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Richard Hill was born on in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States
Birth
Richard Hill died on at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, NY County, New York United States
Death
Richard Hill was born on in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States
Richard Hill died on at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, NY County, New York United States
Birth
Death
Heart failure
Cause of death
at Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin, Ohio U.S.A. 44074
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Education

He attended Oberlin High school in Oberlin, Ohio, graduated in 1945. He then attended University of Missouri, Columbia and Oberlin College, graduating in 1950. He also attended the American Theater Wing in New York City.
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He was a prolific stage actor who's only film credit was "1776", where he reprised his role of Secretary Thomson from the Broadway cast.
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May 13, 1900 - Dec 10, 1977 1900 - 1977
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Feb 7, 1898 - Nov 17, 1985 1898 - 1985

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1931 - 1987 1931 - 1987

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Mary Neeley
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No could have played the role Secretary Thomson better than Ralston Hill, both on stage and in the film version of "1776".
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Ralston Hill died on stage while rehearsing for the musical, "Gigi" at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey, October 19, 1996. He is buried at Westwood Cemetary, Oberlin, OHIO. Plot # D-038-11

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Richard's lifetime.

In 1927, in the year that Ralston Hill was born, 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 1941, when he was just 14 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1959, when he was 32 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1976, when he was 49 years old, 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.

In 1996, in the year of Ralston Hill's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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