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William J Reese (1908 - 1998)

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William J Reese
1908 - 1998
Born
June 25, 1908
Death
August 20, 1998
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Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio 44403
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William J Reese was born on June 25, 1908. He died on August 20, 1998 at 90 years of age. We know that William J Reese had been residing in Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio 44403.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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William J Reese passed away on August 20, 1998 at 90 years old. He was born on June 25, 1908. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William J Reese had been residing in Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio 44403.
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In 1908, in the year that William J Reese was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1921, William was just 13 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 1947, William was 39 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1966, he was 58 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1998, in the year of William J Reese's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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