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Also Known As: Died: December 28, 2038
Born: January 2, 1886 Cause of Death: suicide
Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Profession:

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Methodical in his approach to a story, Steve Kroft is the youngest of the reporters on "60 Minutes", the venerable magazine format news show he joined in 1989. Kroft began his career in TV reportage with WSYR-TV in Syracuse, NY in 1972 and later worked at CBS affiliate WJXT-TV from 1975-77 in Jacksonville, Florida. He has covered myriad events and issues in his tenure at CBS, from the war in El Salvador to the assassination of Indira Gandhi. But he is perhaps best recalled for his 1992 interview with then candidate Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton after allegations of Clinton's affair with Gennifer Flowers had reached the press. While no one accused Kroft of going soft on Clinton, many believe Clinton was able to redeem himself during the course of the "60 Minutes" segment.Kroft had previously distinguished himself when he joined the slightly glitzy "street beat" New York-based newsmagazine "West 57th Street" (1986-89), acting as its principal correspondent. When the show was canceled, he was shifted to "60 Minutes." The square-faced, blue-eyed correspondent has investigated Retin-A, Saddam Hussein, and was the first American reporter allowed to tour Chernobyl after the nuclear...

Methodical in his approach to a story, Steve Kroft is the youngest of the reporters on "60 Minutes", the venerable magazine format news show he joined in 1989. Kroft began his career in TV reportage with WSYR-TV in Syracuse, NY in 1972 and later worked at CBS affiliate WJXT-TV from 1975-77 in Jacksonville, Florida. He has covered myriad events and issues in his tenure at CBS, from the war in El Salvador to the assassination of Indira Gandhi. But he is perhaps best recalled for his 1992 interview with then candidate Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton after allegations of Clinton's affair with Gennifer Flowers had reached the press. While no one accused Kroft of going soft on Clinton, many believe Clinton was able to redeem himself during the course of the "60 Minutes" segment.

Kroft had previously distinguished himself when he joined the slightly glitzy "street beat" New York-based newsmagazine "West 57th Street" (1986-89), acting as its principal correspondent. When the show was canceled, he was shifted to "60 Minutes." The square-faced, blue-eyed correspondent has investigated Retin-A, Saddam Hussein, and was the first American reporter allowed to tour Chernobyl after the nuclear accident (1990). He won an Emmy for his Chernobyl reportage as well as for investigating the Yates Oil Company in New Mexico. Kroft also earned a Peabody Award (1992) for a segment on a friendly fire incident during the Persian Gulf War, including tape not seen previously. Kroft interviewed Woody Allen after the scandalous demise of his relationship with Mia Farrow and did a well-received profile of savings and loan debacle figure Charles Keating Jr. In 1993, Kroft played himself in an episode of the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Footlight Varieties (1951) Florence
2.
 Secrets (1933)
3.
4.
 The Hard Hombre (1931)
5.
 Gambling Wives (1924) Polly Barker
6.
 The Satin Girl (1923) Sylvia
7.
 The Unfoldment (1922) Katherine Nevin
8.
 Elusive Isabel (1916) Isabel Thorne
9.
10.
 Pressed Roses (1910)
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husband:
Harry Slater. Actor, director. First of three husbands.

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mother:
Lotta Lawrence. Actor.

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"Florence Lawrence, the Biograph Girl: America's First Movie Star" McFarland
"The Biograph Girl" Kensington

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Leenie ( 2008-08-06 )

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Florence's parents were married in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on December 13, 1880. Her father George Bridgewood was a 54 year old widower from England, and a carriage-maker. Her mother Charlotte Amelia Dunn was 19 and born in Ontario. On the 1881 Canadian census, the couple were living in Hamilton with George's daughter Edith, aged six, from his first marriage. Two employees of George's carriage-making business were also lodging with them. Florence had two older brothers: George Herbert Alexander Bridgewood, born in Hamilton on June 26, 1882; and Norman William Bridgewood, born in Hamilton on January 23, 1884. Florence Annie Bridgewood was born at 291 King Street, Hamilton, Ontario, on January 2, 1886.

Leenie ( 2008-08-06 )

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On the 1891 Canadian census, George Bridgewood is living alone, aged 66, in Hamilton, although he is listed as married. So far neither Charlotte Bridgewood nor her children have been located in the 1891 census, either under the name of Bridgewood or Lawrence. On the 1900 US federal census, Charlotte Bridgewood is living with her widowed mother Ann Dunn in Buffalo, New York. She is listed as a mining broker, and her three children are living with her as well. George Bridgewood was 18 & a pressman. Norman, 16, and Florence, 14, were attending school nine months of the year. The census also states that Charlotte and her children immigrated to the US in 1898. Charlotte is listed as married, but George Bridgewood was found dead in his home at 20 Jackson Street East in Hamilton, Ontario, on February 18, 1898, aged 76.

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