Buddy Fogelson
Buddy Fogelson
Elijah E. "Buddy" Fogelson was an American lawyer, Army Colonel, businessman, horse and cattle breeder, and philanthropist. Although born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he spent a large part of his life in Texas where he attended Texas Christian University in 1919 and 1920. He went on to make a fortune as a wildcatter in the oil industry.
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ON THE ROAD; Culture With Adobe
NYTimes - over 17 years
''The City Different,'' they like to call it, and that it is, a heady blend of Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures, with a brisk topping up, these last few decades, of new money, big money, from Texas, California and New York. Perched 7,000 feet above sea level on an alluringly undulating plateau, dry but not arid, Santa Fe is a leafy
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BOOKS IN BRIEF: NONFICTION
NYTimes - about 18 years
A Rose for Mrs. Miniver The Life of Greer Garson. By Michael Troyan. University Press of Kentucky, $25. Although Greer Garson once called herself ''The little girl least likely to succeed,'' her single-minded pursuit of stardom earned her, while she was still a beginner on the London stage, the nickname Ca-Reer Garson, Michael Troyan writes in his
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Greer Garson, 92, Actress, Dies; Won Oscar for 'Mrs. Miniver'
NYTimes - almost 21 years
Greer Garson, the actress who epitomized a noble, wise and courageous wife in some of the sleekest and most sentimental American movies of the 1940's, died yesterday morning at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She was 92. Miss Garson, who had a history of heart problems, had lived at the long-term-care hospital for the last three years, according
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NOTES ON PEOPLE; Greer Garson's Comeback
NYTimes - about 36 years
From El Dorado Country Club in Palm Springs, Calif., Greer Garson said yesterday that - after a year's absence because of ill health - she would return to New York in February or March as co-producer of ''Jitters,'' which is to open on Broadway in April with June Havoc. This will be Miss Garson's fourth New York theater venture, all four with
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 87
    On Buddy Fogelson's death in 1987, the Forked Lightning Ranch was divided between his widow and his son.
    More Details Hide Details In early 1991, failing health forced the elderly Greer Garson Fogelson to sell her portion of the ranch property. It was acquired by the Conservation Fund http://www.conservationfund.org/ who donated it to the National Park Service. This portion of the property is now part of Pecos National Historical Park while another 5.5 thousand acres (22 km²) was purchased by actor Val Kilmer. The Fogelsons were financial supporters of Santa Fe opera and theatre. As benefactors to the College of Santa Fe they made large cash donations, built the E. E. Fogelson Library, and provided funding for scholarships for underprivileged students. Through the E. E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Charitable Foundation, the Fogelson Honors Forum at Texas Christian University was created through a $1 million gift. The E. E. "Buddy" Fogelson Scholarship is awarded to previous Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation recipients currently enrolled in college. There is the E. E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center Distinguished Chair in Medical Research.
  • 1982
    Age 82
    Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1982, Buddy Fogelson died in Dallas in 1987.
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  • 1971
    Age 71
    The couple maintained homes in Dallas and Los Angeles, and spent a great deal of time at their Spanish style hacienda on the Forked Lightning Ranch. An owner/breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses, in 1971 Fogelson purchased Ack Ack from the estate of Harry F. Guggenheim.
    More Details Hide Details The horse earned the 1971 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Horse as well as the most prestigious United States Horse of the Year award. His nephew and adopted son, Gayle David Fogelson, is today involved in breeding and racing Thoroughbreds.
  • FORTIES
  • 1948
    Age 48
    On a visit to Hollywood in 1948, Fogelson was introduced by his friend Peter Lawford to actress Greer Garson, and the two married a year later.
    More Details Hide Details Their marriage lasted almost forty years until his death. Buddy Fogelson supported Garson's theatrical interest and formed Santa Fe Productions, Inc. that backed several Broadway plays. He is personally listed as the theatrical producer of The Golden Age (1963) and The Passion of Josef D. (1964). http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?ID=21712
  • 1947
    Age 47
    Discharged from the Army, Fogelson returned to business in Texas where in 1947 he co-founded the Pan American Sulphur Company which developed and operated a major sulfur mine in Jaltipan, Veracruz, Mexico.
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  • 1945
    Age 45
    Immediately following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, Fogelson was part of the United States Military Mission in Moscow.
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  • 1941
    Age 41
    In 1941 Buddy Fogelson acquired the Forked Lightning Ranch along the Pecos River about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico on which he raised Santa Gertrudis cattle.
    More Details Hide Details Over time he acquired adjacent parcels of land to swell the size of his ranch to 13,000 acres (53 km²). During America's participation in World War II, Fogelson served with the United States Army. Rising to the rank of Colonel, he served on General Eisenhower's staff and was the head of oil procurement for the Allied Forces.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1919
    Age 19
    Although born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he spent a large part of his life in Texas where he attended Texas Christian University in 1919 and 1920.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to make a fortune as a wildcatter in the oil industry.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1900
    Age 0
    Born on February 16, 1900.
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