Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Harry Ritz

Harry Ritz was born on 22 May 1907 and died on 29 March 1986. Harry was 1 of The Ritz Brothers that were a comedy team who appeared in 1930s films, and as live performers from 1925 to the late 1960s. Although there were 4 brothers, only 3 of them performed together. The 4th brother, George, acted as their manager. The influence of the Ritz Brothers was greater than their film career, in part because of their long career as nightclub entertainers. They influenced actors including Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, and Sid Caesar. In his 1976 film Silent Movie, Mel Brooks paid tribute to the Ritz Brothers by casting Harry in a cameo (he’s the nutty fellow leaving a tailor’s shop). It was the actor’s last role.

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Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews was born on 1 January, 1909 and died on 17 December, 1992. Dana was an American film actor. Dana Andrews signed a contract with Samuel Goldwyn and 9 years after arriving in Los Angeles was offered his first movie role in William Wyler’s The Westerner (1940), starring Gary Cooper. In the 1943 movie adaptation of The Ox-Bow Incident with Henry Fonda, often cited as one of his best films, he played a lynching victim. Dana gave a finely calibrated performance in Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), followed by the Andrews’ two signature roles, as an obsessed detective in Laura (1944) opposite Gene Tierney, and as a soldier returning home from the war in the Oscar-winning 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives.

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Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater was born on 2 January, 1909 and died on 29 May, 1998. Barry Goldwater was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona from 1953 to 1965 and from 1969 to 1987 the Republican Party’s nominee for President in the 1964 election. Barry Goldwater was a Major General in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Barry Goldwater was also referred to as “Mr. Conservative”. Barry Goldwater is the politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. By the 1980s, the increasing influence of the Christian Right on the Republican Party so conflicted with Goldwater’s libertarian views that he became a vocal opponent of the religious right on issues such as abortion and gay rights. Goldwater concentrated on his Senate duties, especially passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986.

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Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Kay Swift

Kay Swift was born in 1897 and died in 1993. Kay Swift was an American composer of popular and classical music, the first woman to score a complete musical. Kay Swift was educated as a classical musician and composer at the Institute of Musical Art(now known as the Juilliard School). Kay Swift teacher of composition was Charles Loeffler, while harmony and composition was taught to her by Percy Goetschius. Kay’s marriage to a cowboy and subsequent move to Oregon prompted an autobiographical novel, Who Could Ask For Anything More? Which was made into the film Never a Dull Moment in 1950, which had a Kay Swift musical score.

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Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Abe Burrows

Abe Burrows was born on 18 December, 1910 and died on 17 May, 1985. Abe Burrows was a noted American humorist, author, and director for both the radio and the stage, particularly Broadway. Abe began working as a runner on Wall Street while at NYC, and he also worked in an accounting firm. After he met Frank Galen in 1938, the two wrote and sold jokes to an impressionist who appeared on the Rudy Vallée radio program. Abe burrows later suffered of dementia at an older age.

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Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Jack Lord

Jack Lord was born on 30 December, 1920 and died on 21 January, 1998.  Jack O’Brien was an American television, film, and Broadway actor. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jack Lord was the son of Irish-American parents. Jack’s father, William Lawrence Ryan was a steamship company executive. Jack’s first work on Broadway was in Traveling Lady with Kim Stanley. Jack was then cast as a replacement for Ben Gazarra in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  Jack Lord died of congestive heart failure at his home on January 21, 1998 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 77.  Jack left an estate of $40 million, and being a philanthropist in his lifetime, the entire estate went to various Hawaiian charities upon his wife Marie’s death in 2005. Portions of their estate were auctioned on eBay in March 2007.

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Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch was born on 15 July 1919 and died on 8 February 1999. Iris Murdoch was a Dublin-born writer and philosopher. Iris’s first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 2001 by the editorial board of the American Modern Library as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Iris’s novels are by turns intense and bizarre, filled with dark humor and unpredictable plot twists, undercutting the civilized surface of the usually intellectual upper middle-class milieu in which her characters are observed.

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