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Viola Kay (1903 - 1984)

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Viola Kay
1903 - 1984
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November 25, 1903
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June 1984
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Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02907
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Viola Kay was born on November 25, 1903. She died in June 1984 at age 80. We know that Viola Kay had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02907.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Viola Kay passed away in June 1984 at 80 years of age. She was born on November 25, 1903. We are unaware of information about Viola's immediate family. We know that Viola Kay had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02907.
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In 1903, in the year that Viola Kay was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1910, by the time she was only 7 years old, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1921, at the age of 18 years old, Viola was alive when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1935, by the time she was 32 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1984, in the year of Viola Kay'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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