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Famous and Infamous People, Leaders & Luminaries in Colorado Arts, Culture & Folklore
- Eric 'Marlowe'
CAN has been informed that 'Eric' is the writer of famed songs like Send In the Clowns, a Taste of Honey, and The Good, Bad and the Ugly. He is also reportedly the 'M' in A&M Records. He is said to live in Denver and Los Angeles. You might also recall that famed east side Denverite Judy Collins recorded Send in the Clowns decades ago.
Indirect Survey: 950831SBHolle.
EDIT NOTE: Must check name spelling.
- Hattie McDaniel
Denver's Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to win an Academy Award. It was in 1939 for Best Supporting Actress in the epic film Gone With the Wind. Hattie graduated from East High School. Hattie's acting career began at East when she did a reading in front of the Women's Christian Temperence Union. Although terrified she received a standing ovation. East has been the springboard of many major stars. Read more about them in the East High entry in the Landmarks section.
ref: Rocky Mtn. News article 97Se16Tu (Coloroddity feature) sourced from book "Famous Coloradans by Abbott Fry."
- James Michener
Pulitzer prize winning book author James Michener was formerly a student and teacher at the University of Northern Colorado. Later he moved to Austin, Texas.
- Glenn Miller
One or America's most famed big bands of the 1940s was Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. Glenn was a Boulder resident and often played at the Citizen's National Bank building on the 1400 Block of Pearl St, the same building where the father of Jon Bennet Ramsey later ran his stupenuously profitable software company in the 1990s. In a fictionalized film, Jimmy Stewart plays Miller. A female character in the film mentions "a certain night in Boulder, Colorado" in romantic discussion about the writing of the song Moonlight Serenade.
note: The film is The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
- Todd Park Mohr - vocalist, guitarist and songwriter man for
Big Head Todd and the Monsters <BigHeadTodd.com>, one of Denver's biggest music exports.
- Chuck Morris
Chuck Morris became one of Colorado's lading promoters when he teamed up with leading California promoter Bill Graham Presents and then redeveloped the former Mammoth Gardens into Denver's version of The Fillmore Auditorium. This happed in mid-1999 when a lot of other new promoter activity began to stir. (See Promoters for more poop and contact info.) Morris' agency Morris Bliesiner & Associates has been representing one of Colorado's leading acts, Big Head Todd, among others in the 1990s. Chuck handled bookings for Tulagi in the 1970s when it was Boulder's leading club venue for national acts.
- James Ryan Morris
The Mile High Underground/editor; publisher
Ed Ward introduced the name James Ryan Morris to CAN. He cited Morris as "the most influential poet in all of Denver." Ed relates Morris also established the first alternative newspaper in Colorado, The Mile High Underground. It covered both music and radical culture. Morris was also a convicted felon and Korean war vet. He died of a drug overdose in his late 30s. His name is engraved on the side of the Colorado Convention Center as one of the top one hundred people in Colorado culture.
See also: The James Ryan Morris Foundation.
Indir. Survey: 950610EdWard.
EDIT NOTE: CAN wishes to know the years of Morris' credits and death.
- Bill Murray
born: 1950 Sept. 21, Chicago, IL
This comic actor lived in Denver area before moving on to fame and fortune via Saturday Night Live and Hollywood film roles. He was educated at Regis College. (We hope to obtain more in-depth info on Bill's Denver years eventually.)
ref: Baseline's Ency. of Film; Microsoft Cinemania
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