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Earl Blackwell

AKA Samuel Earl Blackwell, Jr.

Born: 3-May-1913
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Died: 1-Mar-1995
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Celebrity publicist

Editor of Celebrity Register after Cleveland Amory. Blackwell ran Celebrity Service, a celebrity contact and publicity agency. Though often confused with him, this is not the "Mr. Blackwell" who is the arbiter of fashion catastrophe. But this Blackwell put on some events long-remembered by the public, including the "Happy Birthday Mr. President" infamously sung by Marilyn Monroe in 1962. Suffered from Parkinson's starting in 1981.


[1] Roosevelt Hospital.

Father: Samuel Earl Blackwell (cotton broker)
Mother: Carrie Lagomarsino
Sister: Mary B. Alexander

    University: BA Journalism, Oglethorpe University

    Celebrity Service Chairman (1985-95)
    Celebrity Service Owner (1939-85)
    Broadway Foundation Board of Directors
    Knights of Malta 1980s
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

Wrote plays:
Aries Is Rising (1939)


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