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Richard T. Throop Headrick, aka, "Master Richard", "Itchie," "The Little Minister," "Dick" May 29, 1917, Los Angeles, CA Silent Film, Movie Star, William S. Surrey Hart (1864-1946) became his godfather. Luis B. Meyer almost adopted him. November 19, 2001, Chico, CA, Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Covina Hills, CA Edward Headrick, aka "Daddyeddo" (? - 1942) Hazel Headrick, (1893-1968) Edward E. Headrick, "Steady Ed," father of disc golf and the modern day Frisbee with Wham-o. 1st wife's Katerina Fortini, married (1946-1953) 2nd wife's name Mary Pauline White Headrick, aka "Pogi" (1918-2004), married (1958-2001) Frank Mario Headrick, Stephen Headrick, Thomas Mays, 7 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren Mary's daughter, Linda Halverson was already married when Richard married her mother. Age 5 in 1922 on "Uncle John" Doggete's KHJ's Radio Program "Children's Hour" in Los Angeles Wrote and self published the book, A Mighty Fortress, Air Museum Edition, By Lt. Col. Richard T. Headrick, U.S.A.F. c. 1992, 231 pp. Before he started ministering as a child preacher, we found 19 movies that he acted in, beginning at the age of 3. Here are the movies (most, if not all were silent) that we were able to find. Date Movie Part in movie 1925 East Lynne Willie Carlyle 1924 Gerald Cranstons Lady Arthur 1924 The Silent Stranger Laddie Warner 1923 The Miracle Makers The Boy 1923 The Spider and the Rose Don Marcello, as a Child 1923 Hearts Aflame Bobby Kildare 1922 White Shoulders Little Jimmie Blackelock 1922 Das Lied vom Leben The Song of Life Neighbors Boy 1922 Rich Men's Wives Jackie 1922 Environment Jimmie 1921 The Child Thou Gavest Me Bobby 1921 Playthings of Destiny Julie's Child 1921 The Whistle Baby 1921 The Sage Hen Her son, as a boy 1920 Should a Woman Tell? The Maxon Boy 1920 The Testing Block Sonny 1920 The Toll Gate The Little Feller 1920 Shore Acres Richard Berry 1920 The Woman in His House Philip Emerson Jr. With his abundant blond locks and winning smile, little Richard Headrick ("Itchie" to his co-workers) was the main reason for William S. Hart's regeneration in both The Toll Gate (1920) and The Testing Block (1920). A swimming prodigy prior to making his screen debut at the age of three, Headrick retired from show business at the ripe old age of eight. He later became a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a lay minister. Other Information: In our collection we have an advertisement flyer put out by Angelus Temple, telling of an On-Fire Revival June 19 to July 7, 1929, with Richard Headrick speaking July 3,4,5 at 7:30 p.m. and and Sunday, July 7 at 2:30 and 7:00 pm Richard T. Headrick (1917- 2001) This is currently the largest geodesic dome extant, a hangar for Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flying boat at Long Beach, which was built in 1983 by Fuller's long-time associate Don Richter and designed by Richard Headrick. For those of you who are plane experts -you know the above flying plane is not a B17. Summary of biographical events in the life of Richard Headrick : Child Actor In The 1930s Commercial Aviation Pilot's License At Age 16 In 1930s Inducted Into Canadian Airforce At Age 23 To Fly B17 In WWII Inducted Into United States Airforce 1941 To Fly B17 In WWII Only known WWII Pilot to have completed 96 missions without losing one crewperson Developed Numerous Inventions For Defense, Aviation, etc. Designed Long Beach Spruce Goose Dome Spirit of St. Louis flown by Charles Augustus Lindberg whom Colonel Headrick knew Patented Headrick Solar-Voltaic Dome(TM) Power Station 1986 Wrote and Published w/Combat Air Museum: A MIGHTY FORTRESS 1994 A Speaker - Historian - Inventor - Pilot - Writer - Engineer - Humanitarian Richard is in the Young Hollywood Hall of Fame. Go to the site and scroll down to his picture.
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