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Russell Reeves (1921 - 1984)

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Russell Reeves
1921 - 1984
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November 1, 1921
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April 1984
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Curtis Bay, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21226
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Russell Reeves was born on November 1, 1921. He died in April 1984 at 62 years of age. We know that Russell Reeves had been residing in Curtis Bay, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21226.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Russell Reeves died in April 1984 at age 62. He was born on November 1, 1921. We have no information about Russell's immediate family. We know that Russell Reeves had been residing in Curtis Bay, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21226.
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In 1921, in the year that Russell Reeves was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1934, Russell was only 13 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1963, at the age of 42 years old, Russell was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1978, Russell was 57 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1984, in the year of Russell Reeves's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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