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Lorna Thayer

  • Mar 10, 1919 - Jun 04, 2005 (age 86)
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2005
Lorna Thayer
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Lorna Thayer

Lorna Thayer passed away.
1991
Frankie and Johnny
MovieOct 11, 1991

Frankie and Johnny

Johnny on his release from his jail joins the restaurant where …
Johnny on his release from his jail joins the restaurant where Frankie works. Johnny discovered his talent for cooking when in jail. Love at first sight bites Johnny on seeing Frankie. He makes direct attempts to get her heart. But deep a wound in Frankie's heart would not let her give her heart to Johnny. Johnny's divorced wife and kids have moved to a new world of a different person. Frankie opens up her tragic story and Johnny promises to be with her in difficult times.
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1986
Nothing in Common
MovieJul 30, 1986

Nothing in Common

Nothing in Common is a 1986 American comedy-drama film …
Nothing in Common is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall. It stars Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason in what would be Gleason's final film role; he was suffering from terminal cancer.
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1981
Buddy Buddy
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MovieDec 11, 1981

Buddy Buddy

During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's …
During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.
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1977
CHiPs
TV ShowSep 15, 1977

CHiPs

CHiPs is an American crime drama television series that …
CHiPs is an American crime drama television series that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to May 1, 1983. It followed the lives of two motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons, plus one reunion TV movie in October 1998.
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1976
Revenge of the Cheerleaders
MovieMay 1, 1976

Revenge of the Cheerleaders

The tale of the Aloha …
The tale of the Aloha Cheerleaders' struggle against Lincoln high. High points include such events as the Aloha girls raiding a Lincoln classroom to get drugs, then putting aforementioned drugs in the cafeteria food while the state school inspectors are present. Worth the rental price just so if you ever meet David Hasselhoff, you can say "Hey, I loved your work as Boner!"
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1974
Alice Goodbody
MovieDec 1, 1974

Alice Goodbody

A classic, wild 70's R-rated sex comedy. Movie-nut …
A classic, wild 70's R-rated sex comedy. Movie-nut hamburger waitress Alice Goodbody (Sharon Kelly - star of Supervixens) sleeps her way to Stardom via encounters with crew and cast of a ...
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Rhinoceros
MovieJan 21, 1974

Rhinoceros

A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that …
A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.
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Mrs. Sundance
MovieJan 15, 1974

Mrs. Sundance

Mrs. Sundance released.
1972
Skyjacked
MovieMay 24, 1972

Skyjacked

A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this …
A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
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Cisco Pike
MovieJan 14, 1972

Cisco Pike

Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and …
Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and career has been a mess because of drugs. Now with a pregnant girlfriend he has a chance to start a new life. A corrupt cop, Leo Holland, blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
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1970
Five Easy Pieces
MovieSep 11, 1970

Five Easy Pieces

A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along …
A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
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1968
It Takes a Thief
TV ShowJan 9, 1968

It Takes a Thief

It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television …
It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for three seasons between 1968 and 1970. It stars Robert Wagner in his television debut as sophisticated thief Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison. For most of the series, Malachi Throne played Noah Bain, Mundy's boss.
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1966
That Girl
TV ShowSep 8, 1966

That Girl

That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to …
That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring (but only sporadically employed) actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York, to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat "temp" jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts. Ted Bessell played her boyfriend Donald Hollinger, a writer for Newsview Magazine; Lew Parker and Rosemary DeCamp played Lew Marie and Helen Marie, her concerned parents. Bernie Kopell, Ruth Buzzi and Reva Rose played Ann and Donald's friends. That Girl was developed by writers Bill Persky and Sam Denoff, who had served as head writers on The Dick Van Dyke Show (with which Thomas's father, Danny Thomas, was closely associated) earlier in the 1960s.
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1961
The Dick Van Dyke Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1961

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show is …
The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, to June 1, 1966, with a total of 158 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons. It was produced by Calvada Productions in association with the CBS Television Network and Desilu Studios. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and Mary Tyler Moore. It centered on the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (Van Dyke). The show was produced by Reiner with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The music for the show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen.
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87th Precinct
TV ShowSep 25, 1961

87th Precinct

87th Precinct is an American crime drama starring Robert …
87th Precinct is an American crime drama starring Robert Lansing, Gena Rowlands, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott and Norman Fell, which aired on NBC on Monday evenings during the 1961–1962 television season. The characters appeared in a series of novels and short stories written by Ed McBain.
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Follow the Sun
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TV ShowSep 17, 1961

Follow the Sun

Follow the Sun is an American adventure and drama series …
Follow the Sun is an American adventure and drama series which ran for thirty episodes on the ABC television network from September 17, 1961, through April 8, 1962.
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1960
Freckles
MovieOct 19, 1960

Freckles

Freckles is a 1960 American drama film directed by Andrew …
Freckles is a 1960 American drama film directed by Andrew McLaglen. It stars Martin West and Carol Christensen. It was filmed in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color, and is the third of four adaptations of Gene Stratton-Porter's 1904 novel of the same name.
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The Tall Man
TV ShowSep 10, 1960

The Tall Man

The Tall Man is a half-hour American western television …
The Tall Man is a half-hour American western television series about Sheriff Pat Garrett and the gunfighter Billy the Kid that aired seventy-five episodes on NBC from 1960 to 1962, filmed by Revue Productions. It was also theatrically released and dubbed in North Korea in the 1960s.
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1959
The Detectives
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TV ShowOct 16, 1959

The Detectives

The Detectives (also known as The Detectives Starring Robert …
The Detectives (also known as The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor and Robert Taylor's Detectives) is an American crime drama series which ran on ABC during its first two seasons (sponsored by Procter & Gamble), and on NBC during its third and final season. The series, starring motion picture star Robert Taylor, was produced by Four Star Television in association with Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions.
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The Untouchables
TV ShowOct 15, 1959

The Untouchables

The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from …
The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness's experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character, and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables. The book was later made into a film in 1987 (also called The Untouchables) by Brian De Palma, with a script by David Mamet, and a second, less-successful TV series in 1993.
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The Rebel
TV ShowOct 4, 1959

The Rebel

The Rebel is a 76-episode American western television …
The Rebel is a 76-episode American western television series starring Nick Adams that debuted on the ABC network from 1959 to 1961. The Rebel was one of the few Goodson-Todman Productions outside of their game show ventures. Beginning in December 2011, The Rebel reruns began to air Saturday mornings on Me-TV.
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Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family that live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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Black Saddle
TV ShowJan 10, 1959

Black Saddle

Black Saddle is an American Western television series …
Black Saddle is an American Western television series starring Peter Breck that aired 44 episodes on NBC from January 10, 1959, to May 6, 1960. The half-hour program was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television, and the original pilot was an episode of CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, with Chris Alcaide portraying the principal character, Clay Culhane.
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1957
The Court of Last Resort
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TV ShowOct 4, 1957

The Court of Last Resort

The Court of Last Resort is …
The Court of Last Resort is an American television dramatized court show which aired October 4, 1957 – April 11, 1958, on NBC. It was co-produced by Erle Stanley Gardner's Paisano Productions, which also brought forth the long-running hit CBS-TV law series, Perry Mason. Its approach to dealing with potential miscarriages of justice in an entirely extra-judicial format was adopted by the BBC series Rough Justice in the 1980s.
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The Californians
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TV ShowSep 24, 1957

The Californians

The Californians is a half-hour Western television series, set …
The Californians is a half-hour Western television series, set during the San Francisco gold rush of the 1850s, which was broadcast by NBC from September 24, 1957, to May 26, 1959, for 69 episodes.
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Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the lower rated newer American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957 and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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Have Gun – Will Travel
TV ShowSep 14, 1957

Have Gun – Will Travel

Have Gun – Will Travel is an …
Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western series that was produced and originally broadcast by CBS on both television and radio from 1957 through 1963. The television version of the series was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons, and it is one of the few shows in television history to spawn a successful radio version. That radio series debuted November 23, 1958, more than a year after the premiere of its televised counterpart.
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1956
The Women of Pitcairn Island
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MovieDec 1, 1956

The Women of Pitcairn Island

Eighteen years have passed …
Eighteen years have passed since the arrival of the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island. The last of these mutineers has just died and the island is now populated solely by their widows and children including Thursday October Christian, son of Fletcher Christian. Onto this island now comes a band of shipwrecked sailors, bringing with them a lust for women and a greed for black pearls.
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The West Point Story
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TV ShowOct 5, 1956

The West Point Story

The West Point Story, also known simply as West Point, is a …
The West Point Story, also known simply as West Point, is a dramatic anthology television series shown in the United States by CBS during the 1956-57 season and by ABC during the 1957-58 season.
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Playhouse 90
TV ShowOct 4, 1956

Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama …
Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
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Circus Boy
TV ShowSep 23, 1956

Circus Boy

Circus Boy is an American action/adventure/drama …
Circus Boy is an American action/adventure/drama series that aired in prime time on NBC, and then on ABC, from 1956 to 1958. It was then rerun by NBC on Saturday mornings, from 1958 to 1960.
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The Adventures of Jim Bowie
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TV ShowSep 7, 1956

The Adventures of Jim Bowie

The Adventures of Jim Bowie …
The Adventures of Jim Bowie is an American Western television series that aired on ABC from 1956 to 1958. Its setting was the 1830s-era Louisiana Territory. The series was an adaptation of the book Tempered Blade, by Monte Barrett.
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1955
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
TV ShowSep 6, 1955

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of …
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is the first Western television series written for adults, premiering four days before Gunsmoke on September 6, 1955. Two weeks later came the Clint Walker western Cheyenne. The series is loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour, black-and-white program aired for six seasons (229 episodes) on ABC from 1955 to 1961, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role.
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The Beast with a Million Eyes
MovieJun 15, 1955

The Beast with a Million Eyes

An alien space craft lands in …
An alien space craft lands in the desert. The alien takes over the minds of some of the local humans and animals and is able to see through them. The animals attack and the terror begins.
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Soldiers of Fortune
TV ShowJan 10, 1955

Soldiers of Fortune

Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour …
Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour American television adventure series. It starred John Russell as Tim Kelly and Chick Chandler as his sidekick Toubo Smith who were international adventurers. Each episode would take place in a different country. Many of the film crew had worked at Republic Pictures studios with the show filmed on Republic's backlot then used by television's Revue Productions. The show was constantly rerun on American television into the 1960s.
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1954
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
TV ShowOct 15, 1954

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

The Adventures of Rin Tin …
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 164 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, who was being raised by the soldiers at a US Cavalry post known as Fort Apache. He and his German shepherd dog, Rin Tin Tin, helped the soldiers to establish order in the American West. James E. Brown appeared as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters. Co-stars included Joe Sawyer and Rand Brooks.
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Medic
TV ShowSep 13, 1954

Medic

Medic was an American medical drama that aired on NBC …
Medic was an American medical drama that aired on NBC beginning in 1954. Medic was television's first doctor drama to focus attention on medical procedures. Created by its principal writer James E. Moser, Medic tried to create realism (City Hospital and The Doctor had not) which would typify medical shows from then on. Moser had previously written for the radio shows Dragnet and Dr. Kildare.
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Captain Midnight
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TV ShowSep 4, 1954

Captain Midnight

Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a …
Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ...
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Public Defender
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TV ShowMar 11, 1954

Public Defender

The Public Defender is a half-hour 69-episode television …
The Public Defender is a half-hour 69-episode television dramatic series starring Reed Hadley (1911–1974) as Bart Matthews, an attorney for the indigent. The series aired on CBS from March 11, 1954, to June 23, 1955, a season and a half. The series was sponsored by Philip Morris cigarettes; by the middle of its second season, Revlon cosmetics became an alternate sponsor.
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1953
Jennifer
MovieOct 25, 1953

Jennifer

Agnes Langsley gets a job, through Jim Hollis, as caretaker of an …
Agnes Langsley gets a job, through Jim Hollis, as caretaker of an old and vacated estate. The owner's cousin, Jennifer, was the last occupant and mysteriously disappeared. Agnes soon begins...
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The Loretta Young Show
TV ShowSep 20, 1953

The Loretta Young Show

The Loretta Young Show …
The Loretta Young Show (originally known as Letter to Loretta) is an American anthology drama television series broadcast on Sunday nights from September 2, 1953, to June 4, 1961, on NBC for a total of 165 episodes. The series was hosted by actress Loretta Young, who also played the lead in various episodes.
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1952
The Lusty Men
MovieOct 1, 1952

The Lusty Men

Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor …
Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.
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Death Valley Days
TV ShowMar 1, 1952

Death Valley Days

Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television …
Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television anthology series featuring true accounts of the American Old West, particularly the Death Valley country of southeastern California. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and became from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns (updated with new narrations) continuing through August 1, 1975. The radio and television versions combined to make the show "one of the longest-running western programs in broadcast history."
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1951
Dragnet
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TV ShowDec 16, 1951

Dragnet

Dragnet is an American radio, television, and motion-picture …
Dragnet is an American radio, television, and motion-picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.
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1950
Arthur Dowling
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Arthur Dowling

Married Arthur Dowling.
1937
Dr. Christian
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TV ShowNov 7, 1937

Dr. Christian

Dr. Christian is a radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. …
Dr. Christian is a radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. It aired on CBS Radio from November 7, 1937, to January 6, 1954. In 1956, the series was adapted for television where it aired in syndication until 1957.
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1919
Lorna Thayer
BirthMarch 1919

Lorna Thayer

Lorna Thayer was born.
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