Not able to take care of her, her mom put Marilyn up for adoption 12 days after birth (Owings 16). She was later adopted by Ida and Wayne Bolender (Owings 16). After a while, when Marilyn turned 7, her mom wanted to reclaim her (Owings 17). After that, she went back to her mom. She had a dog named Tippy(it was actually a stray), which was later killed by her neighbors (Owings 17).
She would dance in clubs and street performances. By 1919, Josephine was touring the United States with the Dixie Steppers and the Jones Family Band, performing comedic skits. Josephine married Willie Bake in 1921. Although they divorced years later, Josephine kept the name the rest of her life. She landed a role in 1923 in the musical Shuffle Along as a chorus member.
Final Salute to NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia A sea of officers gathered for the sixth time in less than three years to say their final goodbyes to NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia Tuesday morning in the Bronx. Held in the World Changers Church, the former Loews Paradise Theater, over 4,000 mourners filled the old movie house. The packed funeral marked the 12th anniversary of Familia’s NYPD swearing-in. The serve began at 10 a.m with a chorus singing “Amazing Grace,” with a video of flashing photos of Familia with her three children and family as a large photo situated of the officer smiling. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill called the violence against police officer a “dishonor to civilized society.” "That is why violence against the police
Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, New York, on 6 August 1911, and she will be remembered as the lovable, crazy, and accident-susceptible Lucy Rigardo, as presented in her television show. Lucille’s father died in 1915, when she was barely four years old, after he contracted typhoid fever (Peter). Henceforth, her mother took several jobs and was always busy, and Lucille and her brother had to be brought up by their grandparents. Lucille joined a drama school in New York and later found a modelling job where she worked for Hattie Carnegie. In 1933, she was selected to become a “Goldwyn Gal” and appeared in the movie “Roman Scandals” in the same year (Peter).
Amanda Lindhout born on June 12, 1981 in Alberta Canada did not have the picture-perfect childhood. Her mother, Lorinda, was beaten by boyfriends as Amanda listening laying on her top bunk. Her and her brother teamed up to dumpster dive when she was in fourth grade all in the efforts to quire the National Geographic’s. At 20, Lindhout set off for the journey of her lifetime. She had saved up enough to explore while being a cocktail waitress.
Holiday may have had a tragic life, but her emotional, melancholic voice made her an imperative presence in the period of jazz. Growing up, Billie Holiday’s parents were never around and she was left to fend for herself. When Billie was only eleven she was raped by her neighbor and she later had to work at a brothel to earn an income. At such a young age, Holiday went through numerous traumatic experiences that filled
Lucille Ball wanted to change the roles that women had in society and she showed this in different ways in her television shows. She was one of the most famous actress to alter the Hollywood industry. After trying to be noticed in Hollywood for many years she was finally noticed by a poster of her during her modeling career. When she was noticed Ball worked in Hollywood for 50 years on different shows and producing them. Before all the fame Ball was told that she lacked the talent needed.
The show 's choreography and performance quality were so spectacular that the drama and intensity rocked my petite stature down to the core. After the show ended, I demanded to be signed up for dance classes; my first class was later on that year. Initially, it was a singular introductory ballet class, then it soon became three, then five, and ultimately seven dance class by the time I was seven years old. Seven hours of every week were devoted to dancing and I loved every second of it. As I got older my passion for dance continued to grow until I received a very rude awakening from a very rude Russian Pointe teacher.
During the next fifteen years Behnke suffered five concussions. After her fourth concussion, she started to have short term memory and her long-term effects become more apparent. After her sixtieth concussions, she decided to hang up her uniform and not continue cheerleading. Lauren Chang is another example of injuries that could happen during their performance. “Chang dies on April 14th during a meet in Worcester Mass., after she was accidentally kicked in the chest while performing a “basket catch” routine” (Dorning, 2008).
Sylvia and her sister lived with her mother who abandoned their father Lester and left with them. In 1965, Betty was arrested and sentenced to jail time for shoplifting. This left the girls homeless and forced to care for each other. Lester learned of Betty’s incarceration and came to town in order to collect his daughters when he was directed to the Baniszewski home where the girls were staying after being invited by their friend Paula. A deal was struck between Lester and the head of the house Gertrude.