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More fun Presidential facts, these about Andrew Jackson:

Andrew Jackson was sick through much of his life. He suffered from chronic headaches, abdominal pains, and a hacking cough, caused by a musket ball in his lung that was never removed, that often brought up blood and sometimes made his whole body shake. When younger he dueled numerous times - basically any time someone insulted him or his wife, leaving him "suffering grievous wounds that left him with bullet fragments lodged about his body". He weighed 130-something pounds on his 6'1 frame. Somehow he managed to live to 78 years old.

Jackson is also the only President to simultaneously have two first ladies. Since he was a widower, he first chose his niece Emily. He then added his daughter in law Sarah as co-hostess of the White House (as they were known at the time). Emily died of tuberculosis mid-Presidency and Sarah became the sole hostess.

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Fun fact: Photographs all of except the first 5 US Presidents exist, although some such as John Q. Adams and Andrew Jackson were taken later in their life while out of office.

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Fun fact #1: the doctor that serves the nursing home my grandmother lived (st. Catharines, ON) in lives in Niagara Falls, New York.

I was surprised by this, and learned fun fact #2: 30% of the doctors that staff the local hospital live in the USA.

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Well I guess them being silent meant we never "heard" from them in the first place.

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"We will never hear from a silent film star again."

Well, not professionally anyway.

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Well, since nobody thought my "Fan Death" story was interesting.. I'll try again..

There is exactly one star alive today left over from the silent film era.

In 1924, a 4-year-old child star nicknamed Baby Peggy (real name: Peggy-Jean Montgomery) was presented with a film contract worth $1 million a picture. In 1924 dollars. An astounding amount of money even by today's standards. Probably the highest paid pre-schooler in history.

At the peak of her fame, the tiny film actress was an obsession for millions of Americans who bought Baby Peggy dolls, jewelry, sheet music, even brands of milk. After Universal gave her that seven-figure payday — her reward for shooting more than 150 shorts over three years, starting when she was 20 months old — she became even more famous, dubbed Hollywood's "Million Dollar Baby." During 1924's presidential race, the Democrats went so far as to name her the party's official "mascot" at their nominating convention.

By 1925, at the ripe old age of 6, the roles started drying up. Principal Pictures let her go following a dispute with her father, and her parents would spend nearly every dime she had made.

For the next few years, Peggy supported her family by touring with vaudeville acts, even then a dying art form. Much of the $1.5 million already had been spent — on a 14-room house in Laurel Canyon, a $30,000 Duisenberg car, golf memberships for her father — although she says she doesn't blame her parents. "They did some silly things," she says, "but they didn't do them viciously." The last seriously silly thing her father did was buy a ranch in Wyoming, where he moved the family in 1929 — right before the Great Depression. "He thought it was a solid investment, but it was six months before the stock market crash, and we lost everything," she remembers.

She lives in Fresno, CA today. She is 97. She granted a final interview to the Hollywood Reporter. We will never hear from a silent film star again.

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Sorry no. I was distracted by those pixie thighs.

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The hutch in a clutch!

See what I did there?

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Some of us have thought about nicknaming the hutch "Storyville" because of what goes on there.

Fun fact/True story

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FF: The little tavern where we watched a jazz duo play last night was formerly a pawn shop where Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington hung out, played and occasionally pawned their instruments for cash. It is just a few blocks from the Storyville, the red light district of New Orleans where these jazz founders played in the brothels.

FF2: We live just a few blocks from Storyville.

~R&s~

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