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Offline sjze10

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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2016, 08:28:27 PM »
Your brother is correct ~ Frederick Koehler did live in the neighborhood. He & his family lived on 73rd Street, right off of 37th ave.

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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2016, 12:28:08 PM »
Not quite a JH resident, but Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died yesterday, grew up very close by in Elmhurst (around the corner from Newtown HS).

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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2016, 09:03:03 AM »
Carroll O'Conner grew up here. On Britton, behind Roosevelt around 83rd St. He went to P.S. 89!
It's always been confusing where the Archie Bunker house was, it's in Glendale/Rego Park

Dorothy Brandow, 89, has a unique connection to O'Connor and "All in the Family," even though she never met the man. She has lived at 89-70 Cooper Ave. in Rego Park since she was 12, the house that was pictured in the opening credits of the show as the home of Archie and Edith.

The third interesting thing I just found was that the neighborhood in the show was suppose to be Corona/East Elmhurst at the time of white flight, as African Americans (such as the Jefferson's) were moving into the neighborhood. It was supposedly based on a true JH family.
http://queens.about.com/cs/famousresidents/f/allinthefamily.htm

Thanks for this column, I'm planning a Jazz Bike Ride of our neighborhoods, (rather than further out in Laurleton) This has been helpful. The ride is with Queens Bike Initiative, if you're interested.
http://queens.about.com/cs/famousresidents/f/allinthefamily.htm

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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2016, 12:08:11 PM »
Jackson Heights has had a number of residents whose celebrity we can all take pride in even if their time in our community was fleeting. The first is Orson Welles who in his early years in New York was involved in theatre both as a director and performer. In the book Young Orson by Patrick McGilligan there is a brief mention of him living in Jackson Heights. The book doesn't say where and if there are any known details it would be very useful to add that to the historical record of previous JH residents.

The other is the infamous Fritz Kuhn who was the head of the German-American Bund, a Nazi front organization that was once strong enough to hold a rally in Madison Square Garden where some twenty thousand brown shirted followers attended. Kuhn was imprisoned for fraud and embezzlement(he was a crook as well as being a fascist) and then deported to Germany where he died unmourned and unknown. He lived in Jackson Heights where his residence had a police guard.The newspaper archives always described him as living in Jackson Heights so he wasn't just a visitor in the community. Does anyone know where this infamous artifact of the 30's lived?

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« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2016, 02:54:11 PM »
you jogged my memory to dig out a book on that era....kuhn lived on 73rd between northern and 34th. the book actually gives the address, but i hate to subject the residents to potential stalkers....

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« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2016, 09:23:20 PM »

One mystery solved-and many thanks for that. Would it be fair to ask if he lived in a house or an apartment? I wonder if the current residents know that Kuhn lived there? Apparently even after his citizenship was revoked,served time in jail, and deported back to Germany he still wanted to come back-such is the magnetic pull of Jackson Heights. Perhaps his shade in full brown shirt uniform  walks in the still of the night up and down 73rd street(note to all-this is not an encouragement to revive Fritz Kuhn in the annual JH Halloween parade)

And now on to the great and maybe the greatest former resident of Jackson Heights-Orson Welles. Could it be that Welles and Kuhn had breakfast at Jahns at the same time. Or eyed each other from a safe distance on the platform waiting for the F train? Who knows or as Welles might have said when he was playing The Shadow on the radio- "the Shadow knows"

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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2016, 09:34:21 PM »

One mystery solved-and many thanks for that. Would it be fair to ask if he lived in a house or an apartment?

The info is in Google Books. Fritz Kuhn "jackson heights"

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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2018, 09:19:12 PM »
Susan Sarandon visits her old Jackson Heights home.



This is from her instagram account https://www.instagram.com/susansarandon/?hl=en

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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2018, 09:33:09 PM »
Anyone know the address of the building that Susan Saradon is standing in front of?

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« Reply #69 on: April 09, 2018, 11:38:51 AM »
She had 8 siblings and moved to NJ as a kid because they outgrew their apartment. Here's what she said about JH (not sure if it means the building is gone?):

Susan Sarandon: When I was doing Romance & Cigarettes with John Turturro, I went back, called my mom, and asked, “What was the exact address of our apartment building?” Of course that lot was gone. I used to love to ride the train with my mom — I remember thinking the subway was really cool.

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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #70 on: November 26, 2019, 02:42:31 PM »
On instagram: a post about the recent death of Vojtěch Jasný, a Czech filmmaker whose adopted home was Jackson Heights for 20 years.





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vojt%C4%9Bch_Jasn%C3%BD




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Re: Famous JH Residents
« Reply #71 on: November 26, 2019, 04:24:42 PM »
Where's Jamie Diamon, CEO of JP Morgan?  Lived in the Towers.

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« Reply #71 on: November 26, 2019, 04:24:42 PM »