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Entertainment Industry Politicians in New Jersey

  Tom R. Ammiano (b. 1941) — also known as Tom Ammiano — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Montclair, Essex County, N.J., December 15, 1941. Democrat. School teacher; movie stuntman; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1999, 2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000; member of California state assembly 13th District, 2009. Gay. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Richard Conte (1910-1975) — also known as Nicholas Peter Conte — Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., March 24, 1910. Democrat. Actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Italian ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1975 (age 65 years, 22 days). Interment at Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Pasquale Conte and Julia (Fina) Conte; married 1943 to Ruth Storey; married 1973 to Shirlee Colleen Garner.
  Epitaph: "Actor - Writer - Painter - Composer - Poet"
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Helen Gahagan Douglas (1900-1980) — also known as Helen Gahagan; "The Pink Lady" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Boonton, Morris County, N.J., November 25, 1900. Actress and opera singer, 1922-38; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1940-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (speaker), 1948; vice-chair of California Democratic Party, 1941-42; U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1945-51; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1950 (Democratic), 1952 (Independent). Female. Scottish and Irish ancestry. Member, League of Women Voters; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, of cancer, in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 28, 1980 (age 79 years, 216 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Walter Hamer Gahagan and Lillian Rose (Mussen) Gahagan; married, April 5, 1931, to Melvyn Douglas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Olympia Dukakis (b. 1931) — of Upper Montclair, Essex County, N.J. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., June 20, 1931. Democrat. Actress; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988 (speaker). Female. Greek ancestry. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Constantine S. Dukakis and Alexandra (Christos) Dukakis; sister of Apollo Dukakis; married 1962 to Louis Zorich; cousin *** of Michael Stanley Dukakis.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Millicent Hammond Fenwick (1910-1992) — also known as Millicent Fenwick — of Bernardsville, Somerset County, N.J. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., February 25, 1910. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1960; member of New Jersey state house of assembly District 8, 1970-72; resigned 1972; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1975-83; member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1976; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1982. Female. Model for Lacey Davenport in the Doonesbury comic strip. Died in Bernardsville, Somerset County, N.J., September 16, 1992 (age 82 years, 204 days). Interment at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Bernardsville, N.J.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ogden Haggerty Hammond and Mary Picton Stevens Hammond; sister of Ogden H. Hammond Jr.; great-granddaughter of Nathaniel Wolfe; third great-granddaughter of John Stevens; fourth great-granddaughter of John Bubenheim Bayard; second cousin of Archibald Stevens Alexander.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Roosevelt family of New York; Hammond-Stevens family of Bernardsville, New Jersey (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Norman Kingsley Mailer (1923-2007) — also known as Norman Mailer — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., January 31, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; novelist, essayist, magazine editor, Hollywood screenwriter, director, and actor; among the founders of the Village Voice newspaper newspaper in New York City; in November, 1960, while drunk at a party, he stabbed and wounded his wife, Adele; he was arrested and held for psychiatric evaluation, and eventually pleaded guilty to third-degree assault; arrested and jailed in 1967 in connection with an antiwar protest; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1969. Jewish ancestry. Won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1969 and for fiction in 1980. Died, from acute renal failure, in Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 10, 2007 (age 84 years, 283 days). Interment at Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Barnett 'Barney' Mailer and Fanny (Schneider) Mailer; married 1944 to Beatrice 'Bea' Silverman; married 1954 to Adele Morales; married 1962 to Jeanne Campbell; married 1963 to Beverly Bentley; married 1980 to Carol Stevens; married 1981 to Norris Church; father of Michael Mailer.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Norman Mailer: The Executioner's Song — The Fight
  Fiction by Norman Mailer: The Deer Park — The Naked and the Dead — An American Dream — The Gospel According to the Son
  Books about Norman Mailer: Mary V. Dearborn, Mailer : A Biography — Barry H. Leeds, The Enduring Vision of Norman Mailer — Carl Rollyson, The Lives of Norman Mailer : A Biography — Jennifer Bailey, Norman Mailer: Quick Change Artist
  Critical books about Norman Mailer: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Isadore Schary (1905-1980) — also known as Dore Schary — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., August 31, 1905. Democrat. Actor, playwright, screenwriter, movie producer; replaced Louis B. Mayer as head of M-G-M Studios in 1951; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith. Died July 7, 1980 (age 74 years, 311 days). Interment at Hebrew Cemetery, West Long Branch, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Hugo Schary and Belle (Drachler) Schary; married, March 5, 1932, to Miriam Svet.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) — also known as Francis Albert Sinatra; "Ol' Blue Eyes"; "Chairman of the Board"; "The Voice"; "Swoonatra" — Born in Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J., December 12, 1915. Democrat. Singer; actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died, following a heart attack, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 14, 1998 (age 82 years, 153 days). Interment at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Antonio Martino Sinatra and Natalina 'Dolly' (Garavente) Sinatra; married, February 4, 1939, to Nancy Barbato; married, November 7, 1951, to Ava Gardner; married, July 19, 1966, to Mia Farrow; married, July 11, 1976, to Barbara (Blakeley) Marx.
  Epitaph: "The best is yet to come."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
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