Hoot Gibson
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Hoot Gibson
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Mortonite attends aviation challenge, space camp - Morton Times-News
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Moffa and crew returned to land in time to hear retired space shuttle astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson speak at their graduation. Moffa's future plans are to study mechanical engineering and applied mathematics at either Auburn University or Georgia Tech
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to speak at event at US Space & Rocket Center - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
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Astronauts who will attend the celebration are Jan Davis, Robert "Hoot" Gibson, Fred Leslie, Don Thomas, Owen Garriott, Jim Halsell, Larry DeLucas, Rhea Seddon, Kathryn Thornton, Lee Morin and Serena Aunon. A Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism
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Camp arms PISD teachers with space-related info for classrooms - Houston Chronicle
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The teachers met Rocket Boys author Homer Hickam, The Real Space Cowboys author Ed Buckbee and former astronaut Robert 'Hoot' Gibson, who told about his experiences in space, Roessler said. NASA's last shuttle flight landed during the week of the camp
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From the files of The Cabinet Aug. 18-25 - Cabinet.com
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The Tremont theater in Nashua was showing Ross Alexander and Beverly Roberts in “Hot Money,” and Hoot Gibson in “The Lucky Terror.” John Varley of Wilton purchased a new Pontiac coupe. And William Pl. Whiting and Archer Fox were in Durham one day the
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Hugs and kisses from 87-year-young Grandi - Big Bear Grizzly
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The camaraderie and love of a first-generation Italian having to be taught English by the Sisters of Mercy, long before ghetto was bad word, There were 10 cent movies on a Saturday afternoon with our heroes Tom Mix, Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson
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Gibson Retirement - Muncie Star Press
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Bill (Hoot) Gibson retired from Vectren Energy on July 1, 2011, after 43 years of service. He began his career July 2, 1968. Bill was drafted into the Army in August 1969 and served until July 1971. After being discharged he returned to work at what
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The almanac - UPI.com
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They include English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1809; Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons, Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, and actor Leo Carrillo, all in 1881; movie cowboy star Hoot Gibson in 1892; basketball Hall of Fame
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Stars of the skies - Muncie Star Press
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Tom Huff and another legendary flier and veteran astronaut, Robert "Hoot" Gibson. By the way, Bock is an enthusiastic AMA member. "I've been modeling since the '90s," he said, noting his work for The Aviator "was pretty much the culmination of my whole
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Stars of the skies - Muncie Star Press
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Tom Huff and another legendary flier and veteran astronaut, Robert "Hoot" Gibson. By the way, Bock is an enthusiastic AMA member. "I've been modeling since the '90s," he said, noting his work for The Aviator "was pretty much the culmination of my whole
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Your port of call for cruising news and trends - USA Today
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... entertaining and lecturing on the Serenity sailing. Others include Hall of Famers Hank Aaron (baseball) and Don Shula (football); Olympians Dorothy Hamill (ice skating) and Cathy Rigby (gymnastics); and astronauts "Hoot" Gibson and Rhea Seddon
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Speakers to enrich Crystal Cruises' 2012 World Cruise - Breaking Travel News
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Television legend Regis Philbin, Hall of Famers Hank Aaron (baseball) and Don Shula (football), Olympians Dorothy Hamill (ice skating) and Cathy Rigby (gymnastics), and astronauts “Hoot” Gibson and Rhea Seddon join a cadre of political insiders,
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Speakers Covering Spectrum of Interests to Enrich Crystal Cruises' 2012 World ... - Sacramento Bee
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... Olympians Dorothy Hamill (ice skating) and Cathy Rigby (gymnastics), and astronauts "Hoot" Gibson and Rhea Seddon join a cadre of political insiders, military leaders, and foreign correspondents on Crystal Serenity's 94-day 2012 World Cruise
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Clayton (Hoot) Gibson - Laurinburg Exchange
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Memorial services for Clayton (Hoot) Gibson, age 80 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 6 pm at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Ward officiating. Mr. Gibson passed away Tuesday morning at Lincoln Medical Center
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Flighttest: A New Aviation Magazine App - 148Apps
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Such information has been provided by former Space Shuttle pilot, Hoot Gibson. Returning to more Earthly based aircraft, there's also a feature on how to land on a glacier which is particularly fascinating considering the difficulties that come with
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 69
    Hoot Gibson died of cancer in 1962 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California and was interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.
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  • 1960
    Age 67
    In 1960, for his contribution to motion pictures, Hoot Gibson was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was honored with a star located at 1765 Vine Street.
    More Details Hide Details In 1979, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • FORTIES
  • 1942
    Age 49
    Gibson married a final time, to Dorothy Dunstan, on July 3, 1942.
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  • 1933
    Age 40
    After his divorce from Helen Johnson Gibson, Gibson had a brief marriage to film actress Sally Eilers, which ended in 1933.
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    In 1933, Gibson injured himself when he crashed his plane while racing cowboy star Ken Maynard in the National Air Races.
    More Details Hide Details Later, the two friends teamed up to make a series of low budget movies in the twilight of their careers. Gibson's years of substantial earnings did not see him through his retirement. He had squandered much of his income on high living and poor investments. By the 1950s, Gibson faced financial ruin, aided in part by costly medical bills from serious health problems. To get by and pay his bills, he earned money as a greeter at a Las Vegas casino. For a time, he worked in a carnival and took virtually any job his dwindling name value could obtain. This included an episode of Groucho's You Bet Your Life, filmed in December 1955. He made the final game with his contestant but did not win the big money, though he earned himself a share of the $440 prize money for the show.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1927
    Age 34
    In 1927, actor Gibson, and five other California businessman sponsored The Spirit of Los Angeles, a modification of the International CF-10 for an attempt at winning the Dole Air Derby.
    More Details Hide Details Gibson had his name painted on the nose for publicity. The aircraft crashed in the San Francisco Bay before the start of the race.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1921
    Age 28
    By 1921, the demand for cowboy pictures was so great that Gibson began receiving offers for leading roles.
    More Details Hide Details Some of these offers came from up-and-coming film director John Ford, with whom Gibson developed a lasting friendship and working relationship. From the 1920s through the 1940s, Hoot Gibson was a major film attraction, ranking second only to Tom Mix as a western film box office draw. He successfully made the transition to talkies and as a result became a highly paid performer. He appeared in his own comic books and was wildly popular until singing cowboys such as Gene Autry and Roy Rogers displaced him.
  • 1920
    Age 27
    Following their separation/divorce, Gibson met a young woman named Helen Johnson, whom he married in either 1920 or 1922 and with whom he had one child, Lois Charlotte Gibson. They divorced in 1930.
    More Details Hide Details The fact that Hoot Gibson was married to two consecutive women who used the name Helen Gibson in some fashion has led to a good deal of confusion.
    Census records for 1920 indicate they were living separately; Hoot Gibson listed himself as married; Helen listed herself as widowed.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1912
    Age 19
    Acting for Gibson was then a minor sideline, and he continued competing in rodeos to make a living. In 1912, he won the all-around championship at the famous Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Oregon and the steer roping World Championship at the Calgary Stampede.
    More Details Hide Details Gibson's career was temporarily interrupted with service in the United States Army during World War I as a Sergeant in the Tank Corps. When the war ended, he returned to the rodeo business and became good friends with Art Acord, a fellow cowboy and movie actor. The two participated in summer rodeo then went back to Hollywood for the winter to do stunt work. For several years, Gibson had secondary film roles (primarily in Westerns) with stars such as Harry Carey.
    After a deranged employee killed Boggs, director Jack Conway hired Gibson to appear in his 1912 Western, His Only Son.
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  • 1911
    Age 18
    Hoot Gibson married Rose August Wenger, a rodeo performer he had met at the Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon sometime between 1911 and 1913.
    More Details Hide Details Under the name Helen Gibson, she became a major film star in her own right for a time, notably in the lead role of The Hazards of Helen adventure film serial.
    Gibson made a second film for Boggs in 1911.
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  • 1910
    Age 17
    In 1910, film director Francis Boggs was looking for experienced cowboys to appear in his silent film short, Pride of the Range.
    More Details Hide Details Gibson and another future star of Western films, Tom Mix, were hired.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1892
    Born
    Born on August 6, 1892.
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