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Famous 1920's People

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Usman Ahmed

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Famous 1920's People
Harry Houdini
Born on March 24, 1874 in Budpest, Hungary
Original name was Ehrich Weisz
Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer
noted for his sensational escape acts
The suspended straitjacket escape was one of his most famous stunts.
Henry Ford
Born on July 30, 1863
Incorporated Ford industry
Manufactured the first model t automobile
When he was young, his family owned a farm
Married Ala Bryant and had a kid name Edsel Bryant
Became an engineer for edison illuminating company
Model t was introduced in 1908
Died in 1947
Al Capone
Born Jan 17, 1899 Brooklyn, NY
Quit school in 6th grade at age 14
Member of two gangs as a kid
5 Points Gang - murdered 2 men
Married Mary Coughin
Sent to Chicago 1919
Worked for John Torrio
1925 - Took over
Valentines Day massacured - 1929
June 16 1931
Died Jan 25 1947
Rudolph Valentino
• Valentino was born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina D'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Puglia, Kingdom of Italy 1856
• As a child he was spoiled and troublesome
• Silent film actor
• Valentino may have had an affair with Chilean heiress Blanca de Saulles
• He was most known for the “4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse” in 1921
• In 1917, Rudolph Valentino joined an operetta company
• Died August 23, 1926 due to health complications
Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle
March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933
an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter
He mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope
Arbuckle endured three widely publicized trials for the rape and manslaughter of actress Virginia Rappe

It was known as the Roaring 20's
It was a time of great talent and immense fortune
Ratification of the 19th Amendment
After the Great War many writers, musicians and artists gained inspiration to write and to express their feelings
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