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William DeWolf Hopper Jr. (1915 - 1970)

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William Dewolf Hopper Jr.
1915 - 1970
Born
January 26, 1915
New York, New York, United States
Death
March 6, 1970
Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, United States
Summary
William Dewolf Hopper Jr. was born on January 26, 1915 in New York, New York United States to Hedda (Furry) Hopper and William DeWolf Hopper Sr.. He married Jeanette Juanita (Ward) Hopper in 1959, and they were married until William's death on March 6, 1970. William Hopper was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park Gate 11 10315 Strong Ave, in Whittier, Los Angeles County.
Updated: March 19, 2023
Biography ID: 192754017

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William Dewolf Hopper Jr. was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park Gate 11 10315 Strong Ave, in Whittier, Los Angeles County. William Dewolf Hopper Jr. was born on January 26, 1915 in New York, New York United States to Hedda (Furry) Hopper and William DeWolf Hopper Sr.. William Hopper married Jeanette Juanita (Ward) Hopper in 1959, and they were married until William's death on March 6, 1970.

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William DeWolf Hopper Jr. lived 17 years shorter than the average Hopper family member when he died at the age of 55.
The average age of a Hopper family member is 72.
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Married: 1959 - March 6, 1970
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In 1915, in the year that William DeWolf Hopper Jr. was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1930, at the age of merely 15 years old, William was alive when 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, William was 34 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1955, by the time he was 40 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1970, in the year of William DeWolf Hopper Jr.'s passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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