Willard Davis (1916 - 1981)

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Willard Davis
1916 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Willard Davis was born on February 20, 1916. He died in July 1981 at age 65.


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Willard Davis passed away in July 1981 at age 65. He was born on February 20, 1916. We are unaware of information about Willard's immediate family.
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In 1916, in the year that Willard Davis was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1921, Willard was merely 5 years old when 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 1939, by the time he was 23 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1950, at the age of 34 years old, Willard was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1981, in the year of Willard Davis's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Willard L Davis
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Willard W Davis
Born: around 1921
Mississippi, United States
Willard J Davis
Born: around 1928
Pennsylvania, United States
Willard A Davis
Born: around 1916
New York, United States
Willard E Davis
Born: around 1927
New Jersey, United States
Willard A Davis
Born: around 1897
Utah, United States
Willard F Davis
Born: around 1902
California, United States
Willard B Davis
Born: around 1920
California, United States
Willard Davis
Born: around 1915
Ohio, United States
Willard N Davis
Born: around 1928
Texas, United States
Willard E Davis
Born: around 1918
Oklahoma, United States
Willard H Davis
Born: around 1920
Oklahoma, United States
Willard W Davis
Born: around 1917
Oklahoma, United States
Willard R Davis
Born: around 1912
Texas, United States
Willard L Davis
Born: around 1915
Texas, United States
Willard P Davis
Born: around 1917
United States
Willard L Davis
Born: around 1918
Texas, United States
Willard Davis
Born: around 1910
Missouri, United States

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Robert H Davis
Jan 16, 1925 - Jul 26, 2006
Tulsa, OK
Hercell H Davis
Jan 9, 1910 - Apr 18, 1991
Windsor, CA
Robert v Davis
Dec 10, 1923 - Dec 23, 2006
Portland, OR
Robert Davis
Oct 3, 1900 - December 1982
Willis, Texas
Raymond G Davis
Oct 10, 1922 - Aug 26, 2004
Zola M Davis
Mar 2, 1922 - Oct 22, 1995
La Verne, CA
Richard Davis
Aug 13, 1926 - Feb 22, 1995
Houston, TX
Henry Bluford Davis
Jul 20, 1927 - Jul 26, 2007
Modesto, California
Wilma S Davis
Aug 16, 1903 - Aug 6, 1999
Oklahoma City, OK
Willard I Davis
Jun 8, 1920 - Dec 16, 1990
Effie Davis
Jan 1, 1923 - December 1986
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ethel Frances Davis
Feb 21, 1924 - Sep 4, 2005
Fresno, California
Neva O Davis
Jul 21, 1906 - Mar 3, 2000
Susanville, CA
Lois L Davis
Nov 10, 1922 - Feb 20, 2008
Edmond, OK
Velma Opal Davis
Apr 5, 1915 - Jul 25, 2011
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Grigsby G Davis
Dec 13, 1918 - Jul 13, 1995
South Coffeyville, OK
George Davis
Feb 22, 1923 - May 1973
Ralph Davis
Mar 11, 1925 - February 1972
Commerce, Oklahoma
Claud Davis
Mar 25, 1894 - September 1971
Robert Greenberry Davis
Jan 29, 1924 - Aug 23, 2009
North Fork, California

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Oklahoma City, OK
John Price
Feb 1, 1915 - March 1978
Lemoore, California
E M Warden
Oct 23, 1908 - May 11, 1998
Mesa, AZ
Henry H Herd
Jul 6, 1914 - May 25, 1982
Leonard S Morris
Nov 7, 1922 - Jun 25, 2000
Prineville, OR
Charlotte E Smith
Apr 10, 1923 - Jan 22, 2003
Oklahoma City, OK
John Henderson
Aug 18, 1900 - June 1970
McAlester, Oklahoma
James Garrett
Mar 20, 1883 - August 1964
Bob G Ferguson
May 2, 1925 - Apr 10, 2011
Oklahoma City, OK
Geneva Billington
Mar 24, 1912 - May 1976
Lancaster, California
Carrell C Goodman
Nov 27, 1922 - Feb 24, 2003
Oklahoma City, OK
William Wakley
Jan 16, 1912 - October 1975
Billy M Smith
May 20, 1927 - Mar 15, 2005
Foster, OK
Leo M Tevis
May 12, 1923 - Mar 23, 1994
Oklahoma City, OK
Katherine G Greenhaw
Dec 29, 1920 - Oct 18, 2006
Kerrville, Texas
Donnas M Cox
Dec 22, 1919 - Mar 27, 2003
Oklahoma City, OK
Hirschel R Howell
May 22, 1922 - Sep 4, 1983
John T Simmons
Jan 19, 1925 - Apr 7, 2000
Jennings, OK
Robert T Brown
Nov 29, 1923 - Oct 27, 2008
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Thomas C Slack
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