Naponee is a village in Franklin County, United States. The population was 106 at the 2010 census. Naponee is located at 40°4′34″N 99°8′21″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.23 square miles, all of it land. Naponee is near the Republican River, about 3 miles downstream from Harlan County Dam, about 2 miles south of U. S. Highway 136; as of the census of 2010, there were 106 people, 52 households, 34 families residing in the village. The population density was 460.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 84 housing units at an average density of 365.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 96.2% White, 0.9% Asian, 2.8% from two or more races. There were 52 households of which 17.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, 34.6% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.50. The median age in the village was 52 years. 14.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 50.9% male and 49.1% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 132 people, 55 households, 40 families residing in the village; the population density was 567.6 people per square mile. There were 89 housing units at an average density of 382.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 99.24% White, 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population. There were 55 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.5% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.78. In the village, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males. As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $29,375, the median income for a family was $33,250. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $15,833 for females; the per capita income for the village was $11,866. There were 12.2% of families and 12.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 12.5% of under eighteens and 6.5% of those over 64. The first settlers to the Naponee area arrived in 1869. Naponee's name originates with Napanee, the hometown of a Canadian who fought in the Civil War and bought land along the Republican River. A post office was established in Naponee in 1871. In 1877, the first store opened and was followed by the village's first survey 1879. Railroad service arrived in 1879 with the Burlington Railroad reaching town. Incorporation of the village of Naponee took place on November 30, 1909. Like many places, Naponee suffered in the Great Depression and major dust storms and flooding of the Republican River in 1935 compounded these woes.
Construction of the nearby Harlan County Dam in the 1940s nearly doubled the population from 200 to 400. Today Naponee remains a rural community with a stable population. David Janssen and television actor Naponee Historical Society. History of Naponee Nebraska 1869-1976. Naponee: The Naponee Press
Angeline Dickinson is an American actress. She began her career on television, appearing in many anthology series during the 1950s, before landing her breakthrough role in Gun the Man Down with James Arness and the Western film Rio Bravo, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. In her six decade career, Dickinson has appeared in more than 50 films, including China Gate, Ocean's 11, The Sins of Rachel Cade, Captain Newman, M. D; the Killers, The Art of Love, The Chase, Point Blank, Pretty Maids All in a Row, The Outside Man and Big Bad Mama. From 1974 to 1978, Dickinson starred as Sergeant Leann "Pepper" Anderson in the NBC crime series Police Woman, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominations; as lead actress, she starred in Brian De Palma's erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Actress.
During her career, Dickinson starred in several television movies and miniseries playing supporting roles in films such as Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Pay It Forward and Big Bad Love. Dickinson, the second of four daughters, was born Angeline Brown on September 30, 1931, in Kulm, North Dakota, the daughter of Fredericka and Leo Henry Brown, her family was of German descent and she was raised Roman Catholic. Her father was a small-town newspaper publisher and editor, working on the Kulm Messenger and the Edgeley Mail, she fell in love with movies at an early age, as her father was the projectionist at the town's only movie theater until it burned down. In 1942, when she was 10 years old, the Brown family moved to Burbank, where Angie attended Bellarmine-Jefferson High School, graduating in 1947, at 15 years of age; the previous year, she had won the Sixth Annual Bill of Rights essay contest. She studied at Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, at Glendale Community College, becoming a business graduate by 1954.
Taking a cue from her publisher father, she had intended to be a writer. While a student from 1950–52, she worked as a secretary at Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank and in a parts factory, she became Angie Dickinson in 1952. Dickinson placed second; the exposure brought her to the attention of a television industry producer, who asked her to consider a career in acting. She studied the craft and a few years was approached by NBC to guest-star on a number of variety shows, including The Colgate Comedy Hour, she soon met Frank Sinatra. She was cast as Sinatra's wife in the film Ocean's 11. On New Year's Eve 1954, Dickinson made her television acting debut in an episode of Death Valley Days; this led to roles in such productions as Buffalo Bill, Jr.. City Detective, It's a Great Life, Gray Ghost, General Electric Theater, Broken Arrow, The People's Choice, Meet McGraw, Northwest Passage, The Virginian, Tombstone Territory and The Restless Gun. In 1956, Dickinson appeared in an episode of The Legend of Wyatt Earp.
The next year she took another small role in Richard Boone's series Have Gun – Will Travel in the episode "A Matter of Ethics". In 1958, she was cast as Laura Meadows in the episode "The Deserters" of an ABC/Warner Bros. Western series, Colt.45, with Wayde Preston. That year, she played the role of defendant Mrs. Fargo in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the One-Eyed Witness". Dickinson went on to create memorable characters in Wagon Train and Men into Space. In 1965, she had a recurring role as Carol Tredman on NBC's Dr. Kildare, she had a memorable turn as the duplicitous murder conspirator in a 1964 episode of The Fugitive series with David Janssen and fellow guest star Robert Duvall. She was at her evil best as an unfaithful wife and bank robber in the 1958 "Wild Blue Yonder" episode of Rod Cameron's syndicated television series State Trooper, she starred in two Alfred Hitchcock Hour episodes, "Captive Audience" with James Mason on October 18, 1962, "Thanatos Palace Hotel" on February 1, 1965.
Dickinson's motion picture career began with a small, uncredited role in Lucky Me starring Doris Day, followed by The Return of Jack Slade, Man with the Gun and Hidden Guns. She had her first starring role in Gun the Man Down with James Arness, followed by the Sam Fuller cult film China Gate, which depicted an early view of the Vietnam War. Rejecting the Marilyn Monroe/Jayne Mansfield style of platinum blonde sex-symbolism, because she felt it would narrow her acting options, Dickinson allowed studios to lighten her brunette hair to only honey-blonde, she appeared early in her career in B-movies or Westerns, including Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend, in which she co-starred with James Garner. In the crime drama Cry Terror!, Dickinson had a supporting role opposite James Mason and Rod Steiger as a femme fatale. In 1959, Dickinson's big-screen breakthrough role came in Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo, in which she played a flirtatious gambler called "Feathers" who becomes attracted to the town sheriff played by Dickinson's childhood idol John Wayne.
The film co-starred Ricky Nelson and Walter Brennan. When Hawks sold his personal contract with her to a major studio without her knowledge, she was unhappy. Dickinson nonetheless became one of the more prominent lea
Las Vegas the City of Las Vegas and known as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known for its gambling, fine dining and nightlife; the Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities, it is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations; the city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, television programs, music videos.
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century. Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, according to a 2018 estimate, the population is 648,224 with a regional population of 2,227,053; as with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the primary city is used to describe areas beyond official city limits. In the case of Las Vegas, this applies to the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester; the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled there 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago. A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829.
Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, California in 1829. The area was named Las Vegas, Spanish for "the meadows," as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as the desert spring waters needed by westward travelers; the year 1844 marked the arrival of John C. Frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont Street is named after him. Eleven years members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies; the fort was abandoned several years afterward. The remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city. 1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas.
At that time, Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks. This year witnessed the beginning of construction on nearby Hoover Dam; the influx of construction workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression. The construction work was completed in 1935. In 1941, the Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery School was established. Known as Nellis Air Force Base, it is home to the aerobatic team called the Thunderbirds. Following World War II, lavishly decorated hotels, gambling casinos, big-name entertainment became synonymous with Las Vegas. In the 1950s the Moulin Rouge opened and became the first racially integrated casino-hotel in Las Vegas. In 1951, nuclear weapons testing began at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. During this time the city was nicknamed the "Atomic City". Residents and visitors were able to witness the mushroom clouds until 1963, when the limited Test Ban Treaty required that nuclear tests be moved underground.
The iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, never located within municipal limits, was created in 1959 by Betty Willis. During the 1960s, corporations and business powerhouses such as Howard Hughes were building and buying hotel-casino properties. Gambling was referred to as "gaming"; the year 1995 marked the opening of the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas's downtown area. This canopied five-block area features 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000 watts of sound from dusk until midnight during shows held on the top of each hour. Due to the realization of many revitalization efforts, 2012 was dubbed "The Year of Downtown." Hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of projects made their debut at this time. They included The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and DISCOVERY Children's Museum, Mob Museum, Neon Museum, a new City Hall complex and renovations for a new Zappos.com corporate headquarters in the old City Hall building. Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides.
Much of the landscape is arid with desert vegetation and wildlife. It can be subjected to torrential flash floods, although much has been done to mitigate the effects of flash floods through improved drainage systems; the peaks surrounding Las Vegas reach elevations of o
Linda Evans, is an American actress known for her roles on television. In the 1960s she played Audra Barkley, the daughter of Victoria Barkley in the Western television series, The Big Valley, she is best known for portraying Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, a role she played from 1981 to 1989. Evans, the second of three daughters, was born Linda Evenstad in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1942, to Arlene and Alba Evenstad, both of whom were professional dancers. "Evenstad" was the name of the small farm in Nes, Hedmark in Norway from where her paternal great-grandmother emigrated to the United States in 1884 with her young son and a couple of relatives. When Evans was six months old, the family moved from Hartford to North Hollywood, she attended Hollywood High School. Her introduction to drama came through classes that she took "as a form of therapy, to cure her of her shyness." When she started her professional career, she changed her last name to "Evans". Evans's first guest-starring role was on a 1960 episode of Bachelor Father.
The series starred John Forsythe, with whom she would costar 20 years on Dynasty. After several guest roles in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet between 1960 and 1962, guest appearances on television series such as The Lieutenant, Wagon Train and Outlaws, Evans gained her first regular role in 1965 in The Big Valley. Playing Audra Barkley, daughter of Victoria Barkley, Evans was credited in the series until it ended in 1969, though she was only a semi-regular cast member during the last two seasons. On December 31, 1967, John Derek recruited his wife to operate one of his cameras after he had been commissioned by daredevil Evel Knievel to film his motorcycle jump of the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, it was Evans. Throughout the 1970s, Evans continued to appear on television in guest roles, she appeared in a slew of detective shows such as The Rockford Files, Harry O, Banacek, McCloud and McMillan & Wife. In 1977, she starred with James Franciscus and Ralph Bellamy in the espionage drama series Hunter, though the show lasted for only 13 episodes.
In films, Evans co-starred with Lee Marvin and Robert Shaw in a 1979 thriller, Avalanche Express, in 1980 she co-starred in one of Steve McQueen's final films, the western Tom Horn. Evans was next cast as Krystle Carrington in Aaron Spelling's opulent new prime time soap opera, which premiered in January 1981. Intended as ABC's answer to the hit CBS series Dallas, Dynasty featured Evans as the former secretary and new wife of millionaire oil tycoon Blake Carrington, portrayed by her former costar John Forsythe. Although sluggish in the ratings, audience figures improved after the show was revamped and British actress Joan Collins was brought in to play opposite Evans and Forsythe as Blake's scheming ex-wife, Alexis Carrington. By the 1984–85 season, Dynasty was the number one show on American television, outranking Dallas. Evans won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series for her Dynasty role in 1981, was subsequently nominated every year from 1982 to 1985, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1983.
Evans won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program in 1982, for Favorite Female TV Performer in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986. She won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1984 and 1985. Evans was hired as a spokesperson for the beverage Crystal Light due to her character's name. Evans left Dynasty in 1989, four months before the series came to an end, after only appearing in six episodes of the 22-episode ninth and final season. After leaving Dynasty, Evans semi-retired from acting and made only occasional television appearances. Instead, she set up a small chain of fitness centers. In the 1990s, Evans hosted infomercials for a mask for toning facial muscles, she had written the Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise book in 1983. She kept in touch with Forsythe, until he died on April 1, 2010, she was devastated by his passing. Evans was asked when she first met Forsythe, as an unfamiliar actress, for her first speaking part, with him: Her agent "signed me up for Bachelor Father and John Forsythe gave me my first speaking part."
In 1991, Evans returned to the role of Krystle Carrington for the television miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. Following this, she appeared in three made-for-TV movies in the 1990s, but retired from screen acting altogether in 1997. In 2005, actress Melora Hardin portrayed Evans in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the creation and behind the scenes production of Dynasty. In 2006, Evans reunited with her Dynasty castmates for the non-fiction reunion special Dynasty: Catfights and Caviar, she starred in the stage play Legends opposite her former Dynasty rival Collins. In 2009, Evans appeared in and won the British TV program Hell's Kitchen, working under Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White. Evans has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in California. In her late teens, Evans was engaged to Patrick Curtis, who became a press agent and married Raquel Welch. Evans has been divorced twice, her first marriage was to actor and film director John Derek.
They started dating in 1965, married in 1968 and separated on Christmas day 1973, when Derek disclosed his
Malibu is a beach city in western Los Angeles County, situated about 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. It is known for its Mediterranean climate and its 21-mile strip of the Malibu coast, incorporated in 1991 into the City of Malibu; the area is known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars, people in the entertainment industry, other affluent residents. Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons; as of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Nicknamed "the'Bu" by surfers and locals, beaches along the Malibu coast include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach, County Line, Dan Blocker Beach. State parks and beaches on the Malibu coast include Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Park, Point Mugu State Park, Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach, with individual beaches: El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador.
The many parks within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area lie along the ridges above the city along with local parks that include Malibu Bluffs Park, Trancas Canyon Park, Las Flores Creek Park, Legacy Park. Signs around the city proclaim "21 miles of scenic beauty", referring to the incorporated city limits; the city updated the signs in 2017 from the historical 27-mile length of the Malibu coast spanning from Tuna Canyon on the southeast to Point Mugu in Ventura County on the northwest. For many residents of the unincorporated canyon areas, Malibu has the closest commercial centers and they are included in the Malibu ZIP Codes; the city is bounded by Topanga on the east, the Santa Monica Mountains to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, Solromar in Ventura County to the west. Malibu is named for the Ventureño Chumash settlement of Humaliwo, which translates to “The Surf Sounds Loudly.” This pre-colonial village is now part of the State Park. Malibu was settled by the Chumash, Native Americans whose territory extended loosely from the San Joaquin Valley to San Luis Obispo to Malibu, as well as several islands off the southern coast of California.
They named it "Humaliwo" or "the surf sounds loudly". The city's name derives from this; the village of Humaliwo was located next to Malibu Lagoon and was an important regional center in prehistoric times. The village, identified as CA-LAN-264, was occupied from 2,500 BCE, it was the second-largest Chumash coastal settlement by the Santa Monica Mountains, with just Muwu being more populated. A total of 118 individuals were baptized in Humaliwo. Humaliwo was considered an important political center, but there were additional minor settlements in today’s Malibu. One village, known as Ta’lopop, was located few miles up Malibu Canyon from Malibu Lagoon. Research have shown that Humaliwo had ties to other villages in pre-colonial times, including Hipuk and Huwam. Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo is believed to have moored at Malibu Lagoon, at the mouth of Malibu Creek, to obtain fresh water in 1542; the Spanish presence returned with the California mission system, the area was part of Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit—a 13,000-acre land grant—in 1802.
That ranch passed intact to Frederick Hastings Rindge in 1891. He and his widow, May K. Rindge, guarded their privacy zealously by hiring guards to evict all trespassers and fighting a lengthy court battle to prevent the building of a Southern Pacific railroad line through the ranch. Interstate Commerce Commission regulations would not support a railroad condemning property in order to build tracks that paralleled an existing line, so Frederick H. Rindge decided to build his own railroad through his property first, he died, May K. Rindge followed through with the plans, building the Hueneme and Port Los Angeles Railway; the line started at Carbon Canyon, just inside the ranch's property eastern boundary, ran 15 miles westward, past Pt. Dume. Few roads entered the area before 1929, when the state won another court case and built what is now known as the Pacific Coast Highway. By May Rindge was forced to subdivide her property and begin selling and leasing lots; the Rindge house, known as the Adamson House, is now part of Malibu Creek State Park and is situated between Malibu Lagoon State Beach and Surfrider Beach, beside the Malibu Pier, used to provide transportation to/from the ranch, including construction materials for the Rindge railroad, to tie up the family's yacht.
In 1926, in an effort to avoid selling land to stave off insolvency, May K. Rindge created a small ceramic tile factory. At its height, Malibu Potteries employed over 100 workers, produced decorative tiles which furnish many Los Angeles-area public buildings and Beverly Hills residences; the factory, located one-half mile east of the pier, was ravaged by a fire in 1931. Although the factory reopened in 1932, it could not recover from the effects of the Great Depression and a steep downturn in Southern California construction projects. A distinct hybrid of Moorish and Arts and crafts designs, Malibu tile is considered collectible. Fine examples of the tiles may be seen at the Adamson House and Serra Retreat, a fifty-room mansion, started in the 1920s as the main Rindge home on a hill overlooking the lagoon; the unfinished building was sold to the Franciscan Order in 1942 and is
Jack Lee Ging is an American actor, best known as General Harlan "Bull" Fulbright on NBC's television adventure series The A-Team. Ging was the son of a couple who farmed outside of Oklahoma. Both sets of his grandparents were participants in the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893; when he was young, his parents divorced, his mother began working as a Harvey girl. Although his mother had custody of him, her irregular hours as a waitress led to his living with relatives, he settled with a family named Domenici while he attended a Catholic school. He attended St. Michael's boarding school in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he left there when his mother became ill, resulting in their return to Oklahoma, where she lived with his grandmother while he lived with an aunt and uncle. Before turning to acting, Ging served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and was honorably discharged. During the 1950s, he played college football at the University of Norman, he played in the 1954 Orange Bowl game. He had the starring role in the war film Sniper's Ridge, played Will Coleman in the 1975 adaptation of the film Where the Red Fern Grows, appeared sporadically as police contact Lieutenant Dan Ives on Mike Connors's Mannix:653-654 in the early 1970s.
Other film credits include Hang'Em High, Play Misty for Me, High Plains Drifter, all opposite Clint Eastwood. He appeared in TV movies such as Terror in the Sky and The Disappearance of Flight 412. Ging portrayed Dan Wright in NBC's The Man and the Challenge, an adventure series which ran for thirty-six episodes during the 1959-1960 season. Ging starred in an episode of Bat Masterson with Gene Barry, "Dead Men don't pay no debts", playing a small town sheriff in love with a girl whose name is the same as the man he's sworn to kill. Ging was cast as a Raider in eight episodes of the 1958-1959 syndicated western series Mackenzie's Raiders, starring Richard Carlson as Colonel Ranald Mackenzie and set in southwest Texas on the Mexican border. Thereafter, he appeared as Beau McCloud in thirteen episodes in the last season of the ABC western series Tales of Wells Fargo,:1051 with fellow Oklahoman Dale Robertson. In 1960, Ging appeared in one episode of The Twilight Zone, "The Whole Truth", he made three guest appearances on Perry Mason, including, in 1962, playing Danny Pierce in "The Case of the Lonely Eloper".
From 1962-1964, he played a young psychiatrist in NBC's 62-episode medical drama The Eleventh Hour.:303Ging had a recurring role as Lieutenant Dan Ives, one of many of Joe Mannix's Los Angeles Police Department contacts on Mannix from 1967-1975. Ging's other roles were on The Roaring 20s, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Wiseguy, B. J. and the Bear, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance. In 1981, Ging played Tracy Winslow in the episode "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" of ABC's The Greatest American Hero. From 1984–1985, Ging played the arrogant Lieutenant Ted Quinlan on the adventure/detective series Riptide, his roles as a regular on TV programs included that of Chuck Morris on the CBS crime drama Dear Detective and Admiral Conte on the NBC adventure series The Highwayman.:462 In addition to his achievements in football during his college years, Ging played for one season with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League after he graduated. He was a "Crosby golf tournament winner, Clint Eastwood Celebrity Tennis tournament champion."
Ging married a girl named Katie "right out of high school". He had one child with her. After they divorced, he wed Gretchen Graening on April 19, 1956, they had one son and divorced in September 1973. On September 23, 1978, Ging married Sharon Ramona Thompson in Los Angeles, they have two daughters. He lives in California. Jack Ging on IMDb
Universal Pictures is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, Jules Brulatour, it is the oldest surviving film studio in the United States, the world's fifth oldest after Gaumont, Pathé, Nordisk Film, the oldest member of Hollywood's "Big Five" studios in terms of the overall film market, its studios are located in Universal City and its corporate offices are located in New York City. Universal Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America, was one of the "Little Three" majors during Hollywood's golden age. Universal Studios was founded by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane and Jules Brulatour. One story has Laemmle watching a box office for hours, counting patrons and calculating the day's takings.
Within weeks of his Chicago trip, Laemmle gave up dry goods to buy the first several nickelodeons. For Laemmle and other such entrepreneurs, the creation in 1908 of the Edison-backed Motion Picture Trust meant that exhibitors were expected to pay fees for Trust-produced films they showed. Based on the Latham Loop used in cameras and projectors, along with other patents, the Trust collected fees on all aspects of movie production and exhibition, attempted to enforce a monopoly on distribution. Soon and other disgruntled nickelodeon owners decided to avoid paying Edison by producing their own pictures. In June 1909, Laemmle started the Yankee Film Company with partners Abe Julius Stern; that company evolved into the Independent Moving Pictures Company, with studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where many early films in America's first motion picture industry were produced in the early 20th century. Laemmle broke with Edison's custom of refusing to give screen credits to performers. By naming the movie stars, he attracted many of the leading players of the time, contributing to the creation of the star system.
In 1910, he promoted Florence Lawrence known as "The Biograph Girl", actor King Baggot, in what may be the first instance of a studio using stars in its marketing. The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was incorporated in New York on April 30, 1912. Laemmle, who emerged as president in July 1912, was the primary figure in the partnership with Dintenfass, Kessel, Swanson and Brulatour. All would be bought out by Laemmle; the new Universal studio was a vertically integrated company, with movie production and exhibition venues all linked in the same corporate entity, the central element of the Studio system era. Following the westward trend of the industry, by the end of 1912 the company was focusing its production efforts in the Hollywood area. On March 15, 1915, Laemmle opened the world's largest motion picture production facility, Universal City Studios, on a 230-acre converted farm just over the Cahuenga Pass from Hollywood. Studio management became the third facet of Universal's operations, with the studio incorporated as a distinct subsidiary organization.
Unlike other movie moguls, Laemmle opened his studio to tourists. Universal became the largest studio in Hollywood, remained so for a decade. However, it sought an audience in small towns, producing inexpensive melodramas and serials. In its early years Universal released three brands of feature films—Red Feather, low-budget programmers. Directors included Jack Conway, John Ford, Rex Ingram, Robert Z. Leonard, George Marshall and Lois Weber, one of the few women directing films in Hollywood. Despite Laemmle's role as an innovator, he was an cautious studio chief. Unlike rivals Adolph Zukor, William Fox, Marcus Loew, Laemmle chose not to develop a theater chain, he financed all of his own films, refusing to take on debt. This policy nearly bankrupted the studio when actor-director Erich von Stroheim insisted on excessively lavish production values for his films Blind Husbands and Foolish Wives, but Universal shrewdly gained a return on some of the expenditure by launching a sensational ad campaign that attracted moviegoers.
Character actor Lon Chaney became a drawing card for Universal in the 1920s, appearing in dramas. His two biggest hits for Universal were The Phantom of the Opera. During this period Laemmle entrusted most of the production policy decisions to Irving Thalberg. Thalberg had been Laemmle's personal secretary, Laemmle was impressed by his cogent observations of how efficiently the studio could be operated. Promoted to studio chief, Thalberg was giving Universal's product a touch of class, but MGM's head of production Louis B. Mayer lured Thalberg away from Universal with a promise of better pay. Without his guidance Universal became a second-tier studio, would remain so for several decades. In 1926, Universal opened a production unit in Germany, Deutsche Universal-Film AG, under the direction of Joe Pasternak; this unit produced three to four films per year until 1936, migrating to Hungary and Austria in the face of Hitler's increasing domination of central Europe. With the advent of sound, these productions were made in the German language or Hungarian or Polish.
In the U. S. Universal Pictures did not distribute any of this subsidiary's films, but at least some of them were exhibited through othe