Timelines for year 1959
Played for Sunbury (Eastern Pro League). Two-time League Most Valuable Player. Seven-time league All-Star. All-Star Game MVP, 1959, 1960.
Spent her junior year of high school in three different schools: Columbia High School in Richland, Washington, from September to late fall 1959; Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas, from late fall 1959 to April 1960; and Vicenza American High School in Vicenza, Italy, from April to June 1960. She graduated from Vicenza American High School in 1961.
In 1959 she was the winner of 5 different beauty pageants: Miss Frontier Days, Miss Richland, Miss Tri-Cities, Miss Water Follies, and Miss Auto-Rama.
In 1959 he flew rescue missions to the Belgian Congo during uprisings there.
Favourite movies: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978).
In 1959 she was an observer for the United States to the World Federation of United Nations Association meeting in Geneva.
Knew Bob Dylan in Minnesota in 1959 and were close during his years growing up in Minnesota. The two were in touch for several years after. She is believed to be the inspiration for "the Girl from the North Country" which Dylan indicated on his Freewheeling Bob liner notes was conceived in 1959. She recorded several songs by Dylan in her apartment which are widely distributed by collectors. "Bonnie, why did you cut my hair" was written after she cut his hair at his request before he was to visit his parents in Hibbing.
Was the only James Brown associate who performed on both Brown's debut album (1959's "Please Please Please") and Brown's final album (2002's "The Next Step").
Her cousin was heiress Barbara Hutton who at one time was married to Cary Grant, who later co-starred with Merrill in Operation Petticoat (1959).
Opened a Civil War museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1959.
Initially signed with Warner Brothers in the mid-'50s, she was picked up by MGM in 1959.
1959 Deb Star.
At this writing (May 2008), she is a chiropractor in North Hollywood, California. Jeannie is still friends with "Dennis the Menace" (1959) co-star Jay North. He is a patient at her chiropractic practice.
First commissioner of the American Football League. [1959-1966]
His episodes of "Bonanza" (1959) often starred the Hoss character played by Dan Blocker and frequently were humorous.
When directing episodes of the TV show "Bonanza" (1959), Altman became close friends with actor Dan Blocker, who portrayed Hoss. Altman wanted Blocker to play the Roger Wade character in his version of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye (1973), but he died before the commencement of shooting. The movie was dedicated to Blocker.
Graduated class valedictorian from Ventura High School in 1959.
Made guest appearances in the TV series "Laramie" (1959), "Rawhide" (1959) and "77 Sunset Strip" (1958).
Once appeared in a 1959 stage production of "Our Town" for the Williamstown Theatre Festival in which Thornton Wilder himself played the Stage Manager.
Is still friends with his "Dennis the Menace" (1959) co-star Jeannie Russell, who played Margaret on the show. In May 2008, she was a chiropractor in North Hollywood, California, and he is one of her clients.