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Famous and Infamous People, Leaders & Luminaries in Colorado Arts, Culture & Folklore
- John Hinkley Jr. - The slightly deranged son of a prominent Denver area businessman went out and shot "The Gipper", ie President Ronald Reagan, in order to win the love of actress Jodie Foster after watching her lolita-like character in the 1976 Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver which starred Robert Deniro in an aborted assassination plot. Reagan lived but can't remember any of the characters involved as that was long ago and he developed alzheimer's. Another man, Brady, was permanently bound to a wheelchair with brain or neurological damage, all resulting in the Brady Bill. Jodie if you change your mind or if one of you other girls decides to write John - perhaps Lynette "Squeeky" Fromme - then send your letters in care of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 2700 Martin Luther King Ave. (how ironic!), Washington, DC 20005. John might be there for quite a while longer but at least he's been out on furlough and reportedly has been amorous with one of the female patients at the asylum.
- Helen Hunt - Prior to fame, Helen Hunt starred in a 90 minute feature film called "Land of Little Rain." The film was produced by Denver Center Media on locations in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. It was televised on PBS but never reached theaters. Land of Little Rain is reportedly a factual account of 19th century writer Mary Austin who lived in the Southwest.
- info source: article by columnist Bill Housted in Denver Post 98Mr29Su - p.2A
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