The 1970s

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Disco, polyester, Nixon and Watergate, equal rights, the "new right", the rise of terrorism . . . oh what a decade. Not much was resolved but a lot happened!

Sisters, Jamie Ann Bradley and Pamela Renee Tuttle in late summer or early fall in 1972.
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Nov 15, 1966 - Unknown 1966 - ?
Added Aug 12, 2015 by: Family Tuttle
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A photo of Elmer & Norma Jean (Roos) Dettmer celebrating their 30th wedding Ann. by dancing.
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May 16, 1919 - Jan 16, 2010 1919 - 2010
Added Aug 2, 2015 by: Barrett Young
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Famous actor and comedian Robin Williams playing his popular role as Mork (from Ork) on the 1970's television show "Mork and Mindy". Robin McLaurim William has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.
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Jul 21, 1951 - Aug 11, 2014 1951 - 2014
A photo of the backyard wedding of Penny Marshall and Rob Reiner in 1971. The daughter of Marjorie Marshall, a tap dance teacher, and Tony Marshall, a film director and producer, and the sister of Garry Marshall (her sister was a casting director and producer), it's not surprising that Penny entered the entertainment industry as well. She was a actress (probably best known for the series "Laverne and Shirley), director, and producer. She brought us years of laughter in her productions. She married Rob Reiner in 1971 (himself a well known entertainer and the son of Carl Reiner) and they were married for a decade. A previous marriage resulted in a daughter, Tracy (who is also an actor), and Rob adopted her. Penny died of complications from diabetes on December 18, 2018 in Los Angeles CA - a continent away from her birthplace, The Bronx, New York City.
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Oct 15, 1943 - Dec 18, 2018 1943 - 2018
Added Dec 18, 2018 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Burt Reynolds on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" in 1978. Comedian Steve Martin dared him to shave his famous mustache - Burt borrowed a razor from a prop man and shaved half of his mustache off. He also put a prop arrow on his head! While Burt was known as a sex symbol (remember his "Cosmopolitan" nude centerfold in 1972?) he was also famous for his sense of humor. Born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. on February 11, 1936 in Lansing Michigan, Burt died on September 6, 2018 in Jupiter Florida. He had one son who was born in 1988. His cause of death has been listed as cardiac arrest. RIP, Mr Reynolds.
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Feb 11, 1936 - Sep 6, 2018 1936 - 2018
Added Sep 6, 2018 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Stan Lee, the Hulk, and Spiderman. Stan Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922 in New York City to Romanian Jewish parents Celia Solomon Lieber and Jack Lieber. His brother is Larry Lieber and is 9 years his junior. As a child, Lee was influenced by heroic books and movies. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1939 at 16 ½ years old. Afterward ,he joined the WPA Federal Theatre Project. In 1939, he became an assistant in the Timely Comics division of pulp magazine and comic-book publisher Martin Goodman’s company. Timely Comics would later evolve into Marvel comics. He made his comic book debut in 1941 with “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge” where he used the pseudonym Stan Lee. (Hoping to save his given name for a career as a novelist.) In 1942, Lee joined the United States Army and served in the Signal Corps where he wrote slogans, manuals and training films; occasionally cartooning. Playwright was his military classification. He married Joan Clayton Boocock on December 5, 1947. They had two children in the 1950’s: Joan and Jan, though only Joan survived. By the 1950’s, Martin Goodman’s company was known as Atlas Comics. Here, Lee was in charge of creating a new superhero team apart from the Justice League of America. He introduced complex , somewhat flawed characters (previously,superheroes were "perfect" people). The first superhero character group Lee and Jack Kirby created was the Fantastic Four. The Fantastic Four consists of Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Touch and the Thing. Other characters Lee created include the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, X-Men, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and Spider Man. Stan Lee would go on to become the figurehead and public face for Marvel Comics - which would eventually lead Stan Lee to "Comic Book Legend" status. In 1981, he left New York and moved to California to develop Marvel’s TV and movie properties. In 1998, Peter Paul and Lee began internet based production and marketing company, Stan Lee Media. In 2001, Stan Lee Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It was dismissed from bankruptcy in 2006. In the 2000s, Lee began working with DC superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and the Green Lantern. In 2001, Lee and two others (Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman) formed Purveyors of Wonder Entertainment, known colloquially as POW!, to develop film, tv and video game properties. Lee was an official guest of the San Diego Comic-Con hosted in 1975, 1986,1995, and 2010. The 1995 Comic Con Chicago (now Wizard World Chicago) featured a Stan Lee roast. In 2007 & 2008, Stan Lee was a Notable guest at the New York Comic Con. In 2007, Marvel Legends introduced a Stan Lee action figure at the Comic-Con International. In 2008, Stan Lee was awarded the inaugural new York Comics Legend Award during the New York Comic Con. He returned again as a guest in NYCC in 2010. Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment launched in September 2012. Happening two months after the San Diego Comic-Con International, it still sold out 125,000 tickets online in less than 2 hours. In 2010 he partnered with Guardian Media Entertainment on the Guardian Project to create superhero mascots of the National Hockey League. He founded a non-profit organization, the Stan Lee Foundation, to focus on literacy, education, and the arts in 2010. The city of Long Beach and County of Los Angeles declared Stan Lee Day to be October 2, 2009. Stan Lee is the one and only comic book legend.
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Dec 28, 1922 - Nov 12, 2018 1922 - 2018
A photo taken of Robert Carson on the celebration of his 90th birthday at Addington Races, Christchurch, New Zealand. Robert born Nov 1884 Ballee and died Dec 1983 Christchurch, New Zealand
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Nov 10, 1884 - 1983 1884 - 1983
Added Feb 3, 2012 by: Sue Carson
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RIP Alice. A picture of Ann B Davis and Allan Melvin - Alice and Sam the butcher on "The Brady Bunch." Ann Bradford Davis was born Schenectady, New York on May 5, 1926. She first became well-known as the character "Schultzy" on the Bob Cummings show. Remember that? But her most well-known character was Alice the housekeeper on the Brady Bunch. . Ann died June 1, 2014 after complications from a fall at her home in San Antonio Texas. She never married and had no children.
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May 5, 1926 - Jun 1, 2014 1926 - 2014
A photo of Anderson and Belle Gross - The last picture of Grandma & Grandpa together.
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Dec 21, 1899 - September 1974 1899 - 1974
Added Apr 26, 2002 by: Rosa Van Horn
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Alex dedicated his life to his passion of entertaining others.
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Jul 22, 1940 - Nov 8, 2020 1940 - 2020
Michael Hugh Johnson as Logan in Logan's Run taken at the Dallas Market Center located at 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas Texas during the filming of the 1976 film. The building was torn down in 2006.
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Mar 27, 1942 - Unknown 1942 - ?
The young actress Diana Rigg, circa 1974
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Jul 20, 1938 - Sep 10, 2020 1938 - 2020
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This is the 1970's cool. Aren't you jealous?
Added Dec 13, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo of (left to right), Robert, Elizabeth, Freddy, Donald, and Maryanne Trump - children of Fred and Mary Anne (MacLeod) Trump.
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Jun 14, 1946 - Unknown 1946 - ?
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Jamie Ann Bradley and Pamela Renee Tuttle on Dec. 25, 1970. Hamilton, Ohio.
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Nov 15, 1966 - Unknown 1966 - ?
Added May 20, 2016 by: Family Tuttle
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Victim of Jonestown massacre on Nov. 18, 1978
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Jun 9, 1972 - Nov 18, 1978 1972 - 1978
Added Aug 12, 2014 by: Alyssa McIntosh
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A photo of Lyle G Thompson Family in 1971.
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Dec 9, 1921 - Feb 24, 2006 1921 - 2006
Eichhorn Family Reunion - Galion, Ohio - August 1978
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May 2, 1919 - Jun 28, 1993 1919 - 1993
Added Mar 24, 2013 by: Jarrod Reid
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Presidential nominee (later President) Jimmy Carter and his brother Billy Carter in 1976. This was in Plains Georgia at Billy's gas station during a campaign trip. Looks like bbq chicken and white bread to me. Does anyone remember "Billy Beer"? Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, O'Halloran, Thomas J., photographer
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Oct 1, 1924 - Unknown 1924 - ?
Added Sep 7, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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Photo of Kathy Kroetch Pinna and mother Joyce Benning Kroetch Vandever taken at Joyce's home around 1973 or 1974.
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Oct 11, 1930 - Sep 10, 2017 1930 - 2017
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(Picture found in scrapbook in Memphis, Tennessee 2007) Harrison (Ark.) Daily Times - Thursday, April 12, 1973 Confederate Veterans Reunion The Confederate Veterans Reunion was held in Harrison in 1914. The files of the Times of September 18, 1914 had this account: On the morning of the second day of the exConfederate Reunion last Saturday, a parade was made, ending with an automobile ride about the city. After this a photograph was made of the Camp in a body, standing on and around the north steps of the court house. In the afternoon addresses were made by Judge E.G. Mitchell, Troy Pace, Mrs. Minnie Helm and others. Mrs. Harvey Lewis read an original poem — a tribute to those who wore the Gray, and the Daughters of the Confederacy, led by Mrs. J. E. Andrews and Misses Nona and lnez Williford, sang “Maryland, My Maryland.” Most of the people are identified but several are not. If you can identify them, call Dr. Troy Coffman of Harrison, who furnished the photo. Identified by numbers, the group includes: 1. Morris Vance 2. Abe Brooks 3. M. M. Hathcoat 4. Sid Allen 5. Joseph W. Bryant 6. Thomas J. Creel 7. George J. Crump 8. John H. Coffman 9. Mrs. John H. Coffman 10. Mrs. Ben M. Estes 11. Ben M. Estes 12. John J. Marrs 13. — 14. Joe Jackson 15. — 16. John McDonald (?) 17.— 18.— 19. Bud Potts (?) 20.— 21. Will A. Blalock 22. Holsford (Tuck) Ratcliff 23. W. H. Harrell 24. James Wasson 25. — 26. —. 27. Jason F. Whittaker 28. Charlie Burns 29.— 30.— 31.— 32.— 33. J. W.Andrews 34. William (Bill) Clark 35. — 36. — 37. — 38. — 39. — 40. Wilshire Pruitt 41.— 42.— 43. Joseph George Williford.
Sgt. Bob Mulvey & Ptl. Lou Schreiner in 1979 at the 105th Precinct near door leading to the parking lot.
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