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Leslie Lynch King to Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale

Leslie Lynch King, Sr. (July 25, 1884 — February 18, 1941) was the biological father of U.S. President Gerald Ford. Because of his alcoholism and abusive behavior, his wife, Dorothy Gardner left him sixteen days after Ford's birth. King is believed to have seen Ford only once while he was in high school.

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Leslie King to Gerald R Ford

Step Brothers, they had the same father

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Leslie King to Leslie Lynch King

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Leslie Lynch King to Gerald R Ford

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Kathryn Smith to Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie

Woody was irritated by Irving Berlin's "God Bless America," sung by Kate Smith, which seemed to be endlessly playing on the radio in the late 1930s. So irritated, in fact, that he wrote this song as a retort, at first sarcastically calling it "God Blessed America for Me" before renaming it "This Land Is Your Land." Guthrie's original words to the song included this verse:

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Irving Berlin to Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie

Woody was irritated by Irving Berlin's "God Bless America," sung by Kate Smith, which seemed to be endlessly playing on the radio in the late 1930s. So irritated, in fact, that he wrote this song as a retort, at first sarcastically calling it "God Blessed America for Me" before renaming it "This Land Is Your Land." Guthrie's original words to the song included this verse:

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale to Sydney Hughes Greenstreet

Sydney Hughes Greenstreet (27 December 1879 – 18 January 1954) was an English actor.[1] He is most widely known for his Warner Bros. films with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, which include The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942).

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Kathryn Smith to Bert Lahr

Kate took the company lead in George White's ''Flying High,'' which opened at the Apollo Theater on March 3, 1930, and ran for 122 performances. As Pansy Sparks, Miss Smith's role was to be the butt of Bert Lahr's often cruel jibes about her girth. She said later that she often wept with humiliation in her dressing room after the show.

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Irving Berlin to Kathryn Smith

Berlin wrote ''God Bless America.'' specifically for Kate Smith

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Kathryn Smith

President Roosevelt once introduced Kate to King George VI of England, saying: ''This is Kate Smith. Miss Smith is America.'

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Kathryn Smith to Lou Costello

The Kate Smith Hour was a leading radio variety show, offering comedy, music and drama with appearances by top personalities of films and theater for eight years (1937–45). The show's resident comics, Abbott and Costello and Henny Youngman, introduced their comedy to a nationwide radio audience aboard her show,

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Kathryn Smith to Bud Abbott

The Kate Smith Hour was a leading radio variety show, offering comedy, music and drama with appearances by top personalities of films and theater for eight years (1937–45). The show's resident comics, Abbott and Costello and Henny Youngman, introduced their comedy to a nationwide radio audience aboard her show,

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Kathryn Smith to Henny Youngman

The Kate Smith Hour was a leading radio variety show, offering comedy, music and drama with appearances by top personalities of films and theater for eight years (1937–45). The show's resident comics, Abbott and Costello and Henny Youngman, introduced their comedy to a nationwide radio audience aboard her show,

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Kathryn Smith to Jackie Gleason

In 1969, in light of Jim Morrison's arrest in Miami for indecent exposure, Smith performed with The Lettermen, Anita Bryant, and Jackie Gleason in a concert demonstration against indecency, for which President Richard Nixon commended the stars' performances.

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Kathryn Smith to Richard Nixon (1913)

In 1969, in light of Jim Morrison's arrest in Miami for indecent exposure, Smith performed with The Lettermen, Anita Bryant, and Jackie Gleason in a concert demonstration against indecency, for which President Richard Nixon commended the stars' performances.

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Kathryn Smith to Jim Morrison

In 1969, in light of Jim Morrison's arrest in Miami for indecent exposure, Smith performed with The Lettermen, Anita Bryant, and Jackie Gleason in a concert demonstration against indecency, for which President Richard Nixon commended the stars' performances.

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Kathryn Smith to Ronald Reagan (1911)

On October 26, 1982, Smith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom America's highest civilian honor, by U.S. President Ronald Reagan. In bestowing the honor, Reagan said: The voice of Kate Smith is known and loved by millions of Americans, young and old. In war and peace, it has been an inspiration. Those simple but deeply moving words, 'God bless America,' have taken on added meaning for all of us because of the way Kate Smith sang them. Thanks to her they have become a cherished part of all our lives, an undying reminder of the beauty, the courage and the heart of this great land of ours. In giving us a magnificent, selfless talent like Kate Smith, God has truly blessed America.

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Kathryn Smith to Walter Liberace

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Walter Liberace to Dinah Shore

Liberace had a a summer replacement program for Dinah Shore.

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Walter Liberace to Harry Truman

Liberace created a very successful publicity machine which helped rocket him to stardom. In 1950 he performed for music-loving President Harry S. Truman in the East Room of the White House

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