Ruth Sexton

(1930 - 1986)

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Ruth Sexton
1930 - 1986
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May 15, 1930
Death
November 1986
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Ruth Sexton was born on May 15, 1930. She died in November 1986 at 56 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ruth Sexton passed away in November 1986 at age 56. She was born on May 15, 1930. We have no information about Ruth's surviving family.

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In 1930, in the year that Ruth Sexton was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1949, by the time she was 19 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1950, by the time she was 20 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1972, by the time she was 42 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1986, in the year of Ruth Sexton's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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c. 1903 - Unknown 1903 - ?
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c. 1948 - Unknown 1948 - ?
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Mar 27, 1899 - Dec 1987 1899 - 1987
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Dec 28, 1918 - Dec 11, 1999 1918 - 1999
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Oct 30, 1927 - Feb 18, 2011 1927 - 2011
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Nov 8, 1896 - May 1973 1896 - 1973
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Mar 7, 1926 - Aug 16, 1995 1926 - 1995
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Jun 6, 1901 - Nov 4, 1989 1901 - 1989
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Jun 29, 1930 - Jul 16, 1999 1930 - 1999
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Jun 13, 1921 - Jul 1987 1921 - 1987
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Nov 15, 1895 - Sep 1978 1895 - 1978
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Apr 18, 1901 - Apr 1986 1901 - 1986
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Jun 23, 1911 - Oct 20, 1988 1911 - 1988
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Jul 6, 1892 - Aug 1976 1892 - 1976
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Jan 3, 1923 - Feb 23, 1998 1923 - 1998
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Jul 10, 1921 - Aug 7, 1999 1921 - 1999
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Mar 9, 1937 - Mar 19, 2008 1937 - 2008
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Jul 24, 1902 - Jul 18, 1988 1902 - 1988
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Nov 24, 1910 - Jul 7, 1995 1910 - 1995

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Jul 30, 1926 - Oct 1995 1926 - 1995
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Aug 4, 1958 - Jun 23, 2005 1958 - 2005
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Oct 7, 1932 - May 30, 1994 1932 - 1994
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Feb 5, 1935 - Jan 16, 2007 1935 - 2007
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Jan 23, 1936 - Jun 30, 2007 1936 - 2007
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Jul 23, 1876 - Mar 1970 1876 - 1970
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Mar 13, 1937 - Aug 20, 2004 1937 - 2004
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Jul 1, 1942 - Apr 21, 2001 1942 - 2001
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Mar 2, 1954 - Apr 11, 1996 1954 - 1996
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Dec 13, 1939 - Jun 30, 2007 1939 - 2007
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Jun 7, 1947 - Jun 25, 2004 1947 - 2004
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Mar 28, 1910 - Dec 1977 1910 - 1977
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Jun 24, 1947 - Nov 1970 1947 - 1970
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Dec 22, 1946 - Jun 22, 2009 1946 - 2009
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Dec 21, 1952 - Jan 12, 2005 1952 - 2005
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May 22, 1876 - Jul 15, 1966 1876 - 1966
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Jun 30, 1900 - Sep 10, 1990 1900 - 1990
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Aug 8, 1896 - Jan 1982 1896 - 1982
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Oct 23, 1895 - Sep 1975 1895 - 1975
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Mar 3, 1919 - Dec 30, 1996 1919 - 1996

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Aug 1, 1912 - Mar 17, 2010 1912 - 2010
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Oct 28, 1929 - Apr 15, 2008 1929 - 2008
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Dec 20, 1930 - Dec 18, 2003 1930 - 2003
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Sep 4, 1925 - Jan 23, 2007 1925 - 2007
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Mar 4, 1928 - Nov 27, 1992 1928 - 1992
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Dec 4, 1896 - Aug 1979 1896 - 1979
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Dec 26, 1932 - Dec 11, 1997 1932 - 1997
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Feb 17, 1929 - Oct 1992 1929 - 1992
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Sep 23, 1929 - Feb 25, 1994 1929 - 1994
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Feb 13, 1927 - Apr 26, 2003 1927 - 2003
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Sep 12, 1930 - Apr 15, 1992 1930 - 1992
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Nov 3, 1919 - Apr 25, 1994 1919 - 1994
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