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Charles Ray

  • Mar 15, 1891 - Nov 23, 1943 (age 52)
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1943
Charles Ray
PersonalNovember 1943

Charles Ray

Charles Ray passed away.
1940
A Little Bit of Heaven
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MovieOct 11, 1940

A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven is a …
A Little Bit of Heaven is a 1940 musical film starring teenage soprano singer Gloria Jean. The story casts Gloria as a young member of a large Irish working-class family who becomes a singing sensation on a local radio station. The family's new-found wealth causes some discord until the family realizes that their closeness is what they value the most.
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1936
Hollywood Boulevard
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MovieAug 21, 1936

Hollywood Boulevard

With a full Hollywood background and settings but more an …
With a full Hollywood background and settings but more an expose of scandal-and-gossip magazines of the era, has-been actor John Blakeford agrees to write his memoirs for magazine-publisher...
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1935
Welcome Home
MovieAug 9, 1935

Welcome Home

Richard Foster is the brains of a quartet of con-artists that …
Richard Foster is the brains of a quartet of con-artists that includes Giltedge, a stock swindler; "Painless," a phony dentist; and "Gorgeous," along as decoration and bait. Richard goes ...
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1934
By Your Leave
MovieNov 9, 1934

By Your Leave

In the midst of a mid-life crisis, Henry Smith convinces his …
In the midst of a mid-life crisis, Henry Smith convinces his wife, Ellen, that they should take separate one-week vacations, with no questions asked. He tries to sow some wild oats with a ...
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Ladies Should Listen
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MovieAug 10, 1934

Ladies Should Listen

The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in …
The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone. When she discovers that the man's current girlfriend is actually part of a scheme to swindle him out of some mineral rights he owns, she devises a plot to save him and expose the con artists.
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School for Girls
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MovieMar 22, 1934

School for Girls

Annette Eldrige, who has met a young man, who happens to …
Annette Eldrige, who has met a young man, who happens to be a jewel thief, has been caught with some stolen jewels and is sentenced to three years in a reformatory. There a sadistic lady is...
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Yvonne Guerin
Marriage1934

Yvonne Guerin

Married Yvonne Guerin.
1928
The Garden of Eden
MovieFeb 4, 1928

The Garden of Eden

Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of …
Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub. Her benefactor, however, is actually a baroness incognito. Toni falls in ...
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1927
Getting Gertie's Garter
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MovieFeb 8, 1927

Getting Gertie's Garter

Attorney Ken Walrick, not …
Attorney Ken Walrick, not quite realizing the difference between a garter and a bracelet, gives Gertie Darling a bejewelled garter with his photograph in miniature attached. But then he ...
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Nobody's Widow
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MovieJan 10, 1927

Nobody's Widow

Roxanna is married to British official John Clayton, but …
Roxanna is married to British official John Clayton, but when she catches John in the apparent embrace of another woman, Roxanna leaves England and goes to visit her friend Betty in America. There she tells people that her 'beloved' husband is dead. Betty's friends take to Roxanna, especially Ned, for whom Betty has strong feelings. Further complications arrive in the presence of John Clayton, who has followed Roxanna and now pretends to be the Duke of Morebay and another potential suitor for 'widowed' Roxanna.
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1926
The Fire Brigade
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MovieDec 20, 1926

The Fire Brigade

Terry O'Neill is the youngest of a family of Irish firefighters. He …
Terry O'Neill is the youngest of a family of Irish firefighters. He falls in love with Helen Corwin, but complications ensue when Terry learns that her father, a wealthy contractor, has cut costs by putting his buildings in danger of fire.
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Paris
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MovieMay 24, 1926

Paris

(Spoilers) Jerry, a wealthy American youth, without …
(Spoilers) Jerry, a wealthy American youth, without much sense of the underside of life, arrives in Paris and is immediately attracted by a beautiful girl he encounters in a Paris' Apache (underground) dive. The Girl's lover, The Cat, tries to kill Jerry in jealousy. Jerry, though wounded, survives, and The Girl moves in with him, to take care of him, so that The Cat will not be sent to the guillotine. The Girl begins to fall for Jerry, though, and as he leaves the prison, The Cat tries to choke her. Jerry has regained his strength enough to save her. The Girl shall decide between the rich American or the dashing Apache Cat. She does - and Jerry returns to America, alone. (Thanks to Jim Beaver, Ed Stephan)
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The Auction Block
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MovieFeb 1, 1926

The Auction Block

Bob Wharton marries Lorelei Knight, a beauty contest …
Bob Wharton marries Lorelei Knight, a beauty contest winner. While on their honeymoon, Bob is laughingly abducted by the flirtatious Bernice Lane, who keeps Bob out way past his bedtime (and his rising time, too). Lorelei, having somehow gotten the wrong idea, returns to her North Carolina home alone. But Bob follows, intent on proving his innocence and winning her back. At a charity auction, Bob proves up to the task.
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Sweet Adeline
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MovieJan 14, 1926

Sweet Adeline

Ben Wilson, a simple country boy, tries to make a go of it in the …
Ben Wilson, a simple country boy, tries to make a go of it in the big city. He manages with difficulty until chance offers up a job singing in a cafe. His rendition of the song 'Sweet Adeline' brings him great success, especially with a girl named Adeline.
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1925
Bright Lights
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MovieNov 15, 1925

Bright Lights

Tom loves Patsy, but she lives in the city while he is every bit …
Tom loves Patsy, but she lives in the city while he is every bit the country bumpkin. When an invention of his sells, he decides to take the money and go to the city. There he will show Patsy that he can be just what he thinks she wants: a city slicker. But Patsy yearns for the simple pleasure of her country boy, Tom, and is shocked at what shows up at her door.
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1924
Dynamite Smith
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MovieOct 12, 1924

Dynamite Smith

Gladstone Smith, a fearful young reporter, gets on the wrong …
Gladstone Smith, a fearful young reporter, gets on the wrong side of a murderous criminal and flees to Alaska, along with the killer's wife, who is equally frightened of her husband. But ...
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1923
The Courtship of Myles Standish
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MovieDec 30, 1923

The Courtship of Myles Standish

A dramatization of Henry …
A dramatization of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish,' this is the story of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and came to America ...
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The Girl I Loved
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MovieFeb 15, 1923

The Girl I Loved

John Middleton is distressed to learn that his family is taking …
John Middleton is distressed to learn that his family is taking in an orphan girl named Mary. He turns aside all her attempts to befriend him. But with the passage of time, John discovers (long after everyone else has) that he loves Mary. But by now it's too late. She plans to marry his friend Willie.
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1922
A Tailor-Made Man
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MovieAug 1, 1922

A Tailor-Made Man

John Paul Bart is mistaken for the arbitrator in a big steamship …
John Paul Bart is mistaken for the arbitrator in a big steamship labor case when in actuality he is a lowly pants presser. When the truth comes out, he proves that he is not merely an impostor but a young man of promise. He sets out to win legitimately the position he had held by mistake.
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Smudge
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MovieJul 1, 1922

Smudge

Stephen Stanton falls heir to a smalltown newspaper in the …
Stephen Stanton falls heir to a smalltown newspaper in the midst of the California citrus groves. The town is bedeviled by the smoke from the smudgepots used to prevent the oranges from freezing, but Stephen uses his ingenuity to solve the problem.
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1921
The Old Swimmin' Hole
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MovieFeb 27, 1921

The Old Swimmin' Hole

The normal life of a young …
The normal life of a young farm boy as he goes to school and as he relaxes in the country is depicted.
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1920
Peaceful Valley
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MovieOct 10, 1920

Peaceful Valley

Peaceful Valley released.
45 Minutes from Broadway
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MovieAug 1, 1920

45 Minutes from Broadway

Kid Burns vicariously enjoys …
Kid Burns vicariously enjoys life with his wealthy playboy pal. But complications ensue when Kid falls in love with a girl who just happens to be his friend's housemaid.
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Homer Comes Home
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MovieJun 27, 1920

Homer Comes Home

Homer Comes Home is a 1920 American silent comedy film …
Homer Comes Home is a 1920 American silent comedy film directed by Jerome Storm and written by Alexander Hull and Agnes Christine Johnston. The film stars Charles Ray, Otto Hoffman, Priscilla Bonner, Ralph McCullough, Walter Higby, John Elliott, and Harry Hyde. The film was released on June 27, 1920, by Paramount Pictures. A copy of the film exists in a collection or archive.
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1919
Red Hot Dollars
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MovieDec 28, 1919

Red Hot Dollars

A young man working in a steel mill falls in love with an old …
A young man working in a steel mill falls in love with an old Scotsman's daughter. The young man saves the life of the steel-mill owner and is adopted by him. But then he learns that the ...
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Bill Henry
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MovieAug 17, 1919

Bill Henry

Bill Henry Jenkins is a country boy on the lookout for a good …
Bill Henry Jenkins is a country boy on the lookout for a good career. He faces numerous obstacles, including losing his sales job when his bicycle is lost. A bigtime poker game turns out to be the key to Bill Henry's success.
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Hay Foot, Straw Foot
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MovieJun 22, 1919

Hay Foot, Straw Foot

Soldier Ulysses S. Grant Briggs is proud of being named after …
Soldier Ulysses S. Grant Briggs is proud of being named after the famed Civil War general and president, and swears to live up to the original Grant's ideals in all ways. But when the girl he loves is endangered, Briggs is forced to choose between rescuing her and keeping faith with military regulations.
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The Busher
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MovieMay 18, 1919

The Busher

Ben Harding is a terrific pitcher for a small-town amateur …
Ben Harding is a terrific pitcher for a small-town amateur baseball team. When the Minneapolis Pink Sox, a major-league team, is delayed in his town, Ben's team plays a scrub game against them and the Pink Sox are astonished to see this amateur strike out their best batters. Ben is given a contract with the Pink Sox but his experience in the big city on a major-league team changes him into a rude and pompous lout. Only when his good fortune is reversed does Ben have a chance to right himself.
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Greased Lightning
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MovieApr 27, 1919

Greased Lightning

Andy Fletcher is a blacksmith in a country village, but he …
Andy Fletcher is a blacksmith in a country village, but he dreams of racing automobiles. He gets his chance to enter a big race, but winning is complicated by a band of bank robbers.
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The Sheriff's Son
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MovieMar 30, 1919

The Sheriff's Son

Sheriff's son Royal Beaudry is thought a coward, even by …
Sheriff's son Royal Beaudry is thought a coward, even by the young woman he has his heart set on. But he disproves cowardice when he rescues his father's friend from kidnappers.
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The Girl Dodger
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MovieFeb 23, 1919

The Girl Dodger

Cuthbert Trotman wants to be a writer. He becomes the …
Cuthbert Trotman wants to be a writer. He becomes the protege of wealthy Harry Travistock, who shows him the ways of the big city. But Harry's girlfriend Anita begins to take more of an interest in Cuthbert than in Harry.
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1918
A Nine O'Clock Town
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MovieJul 28, 1918

A Nine O'Clock Town

David Clary runs a sleepy little dry-goods store in a sleepy little …
David Clary runs a sleepy little dry-goods store in a sleepy little town. A vamp from the big city shows up, intent on taking Clary for everything he's worth by a combination of seduction and blackmail. But the day is saved by the ingenuity of David's corset model.
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Playing the Game
MovieMay 5, 1918

Playing the Game

Millionaire Larry Prentiss inherits a ranch. He decides to visit his …
Millionaire Larry Prentiss inherits a ranch. He decides to visit his new property incognito and gets a job as a ranch-hand. He falls in love with the ranch foreman's daughter and complications ensue.
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The Hired Man
MovieJan 27, 1918

The Hired Man

Ezry is a hardworking hired man who saves his money …
Ezry is a hardworking hired man who saves his money carefully in the hopes one day of going to college. But when his girlfriend's brother gets in trouble for bank robbery, Ezry tries to ...
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1917
The Son of His Father
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MovieOct 14, 1917

The Son of His Father

A young man with little …
A young man with little ambition is given an opportunity to set himself up in business by means of financial support from his father. But the young man becomes involved in a shady railroad deal which threatens to destroy his own father.
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Sudden Jim
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MovieJul 22, 1917

Sudden Jim

James Ashe sends his son James Jr. off to manage a family …
James Ashe sends his son James Jr. off to manage a family-owned logging mill. While attending to his duties, James Jr. falls in love with a beautiful girl.
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The Clodhopper
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MovieJun 24, 1917

The Clodhopper

Everett Nelson is a naive young farmboy. Following unjust …
Everett Nelson is a naive young farmboy. Following unjust treatment on the farm, he runs away to the big city. There he encounters a showman who decides Everett is perfect for the part of a...
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The Millionaire Vagrant
MovieMay 27, 1917

The Millionaire Vagrant

Wealthy young man Steven …
Wealthy young man Steven du Peyster encounters more adventures than he might have expected when he accepts a wager that he can live successfully on six dollars a week.
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The Pinch Hitter
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MovieApr 29, 1917

The Pinch Hitter

Shy Joel Parker seems bound for nowhere, until Abbie …
Shy Joel Parker seems bound for nowhere, until Abbie Nettleton enters his life. With her prodding, Joel goes from timid nobody to a baseball star with bravura.
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Clare Grant
Marriage1917

Clare Grant

Married Clare Grant.
1916
The Wolf Woman
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MovieSep 17, 1916

The Wolf Woman

The Wolf Woman is a 1916 silent era drama motion picture …
The Wolf Woman is a 1916 silent era drama motion picture starring Louise Glaum, Howard C. Hickman, and Charles Ray. It was directed by Raymond B. West and produced by Thomas H. Ince, the screenplay was written by C. Gardner Sullivan.
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The Deserter
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MovieJul 9, 1916

The Deserter

Parker, an Army lieutenant at a Western outpost, falls in love …
Parker, an Army lieutenant at a Western outpost, falls in love with Barbara Taylor, daughter of his commanding officer. But when Barbara rejects him, Parker fights with another soldier and ...
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Peggy
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MovieJan 2, 1916

Peggy

Peggy, a rambunctious young American girl, goes to …
Peggy, a rambunctious young American girl, goes to Scotland to visit her uncle. Her American ways both shock and eventually delight the people of the old village - especially the handsome ...
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1915
City of the Dead
MovieDec 2, 1915

City of the Dead

Cecil Weatherby, travelling in the Arabian desert, comes upon …
Cecil Weatherby, travelling in the Arabian desert, comes upon a hidden and secret city. There he finds love in the form of a beautiful priestess, Ameera. Their love results in their being ...
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The Coward
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MovieOct 3, 1915

The Coward

Confederate soldier Frank Winslow is terrified of the war and …
Confederate soldier Frank Winslow is terrified of the war and eventually runs away from battle. But when he finds himself behind enemy lines with vital information, he must decide between his fear and his conscience.
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The Ace of Hearts
MovieJul 8, 1915

The Ace of Hearts

His courtship of Celeste Lebault forbidden by her father, Jean …
His courtship of Celeste Lebault forbidden by her father, Jean Desmond, a young French Canadian trapper, is forced to meet his sweetheart clandestinely. He calls at her cabin in the absence...
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In the Tennessee Hills
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MovieFeb 12, 1915

In the Tennessee Hills

Jim Carson, a young …
Jim Carson, a young Tennessee mountaineer, and Millie James, a mountain girl, are worried over the condition of Jim's mother. Millie nurses her tenderly. Jim's worry is increased by a note ...
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1914
The Gangsters and the Girl
MovieAug 7, 1914

The Gangsters and the Girl

Molly Ashley, a child of the …
Molly Ashley, a child of the slums, is charged with being an accomplice to a shoplifter. Although innocent, she is convicted of shoplifting and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Jim ...
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The Path of Genius
MovieMar 6, 1914

The Path of Genius

John Ruskin, an unknown artist, penniless, tramping over …
John Ruskin, an unknown artist, penniless, tramping over England, stops at a tavern and tells the innkeeper that he will paint him a new sign for his tavern if he, will give him something ...
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For the Wearing of the Green
MovieMar 5, 1914

For the Wearing of the Green

Paddy Dwyer, the Irish …
Paddy Dwyer, the Irish blacksmith, and his helper, Dennis Grady, who is also his daughter Norah's sweetheart, are the prime leaders in the conspiracy against the Crown. Michael Finn, a ...
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1913
The Witch of Salem
MovieNov 20, 1913

The Witch of Salem

A young Puritan boy in Salem, Massachusetts falls in love. …
A young Puritan boy in Salem, Massachusetts falls in love. When the object of his affection is accused of witchcraft, hysteria envelopes the town and the boy must find a way to prevent his ...
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1891
Charles Ray
BirthMarch 1891

Charles Ray

Charles Ray was born.
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