Jean Peters

Actress Jean Peters

Jean Peters was an American actress, known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s and as the second (or possibly third) wife of Howard Hughes. Although possibly best remembered for her siren role in Pickup on South Street (1953), Peters was known for her resistance to being turned into a sex symbol, preferring to play unglamorous, down-to-earth women.
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When A Young Child Accidentally Shoots Herself, Who's Responsible?
NPR - almost 2 years
NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Jean Peters Baker, a Missouri prosecutor who has brought murder charges against the father of a toddler who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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TV Media Stunt Caused St. Louis High School Lockdown -- What Were They Thinking?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Last week, a St. Louis-based KSDK-TV reporter caused an hour-long lockdown at Kirkwood High School in his attempts to "test" school security. He failed initially to acknowledge his identity and the station, after repeated calls from the school's communications officer, refused to confirm he was their employee. The school had no choice, but to follow their security protocols which prompted local police to immediately surround the school. What was this TV station thinking? Terrorizing suburban Kirkwood students, teachers and staff, particularly in a community where six years ago a gunman killed six at a Kirkwood City Council meeting, including my friend Councilwoman Connie Karr along with two police officers, shows their complete insensitivity and lack of responsibility. I would even call it inhumane. As a parent in our climate of incessant school shootings, I am beyond angry a local television station tricked a school purely for a ratings bump. Parents like me have lived in fear ...
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Missouri teen pleads guilty to misdemeanor in assault case
Yahoo News - about 4 years
By Kevin Murphy MARYVILLE, Missouri (Reuters) - A Missouri man accused by a teen girl of sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party when he was 17 pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charge Of endangering a child, but will face no other charges in a case publicized by the hacker group Anonymous. Matthew Barnett, now 19, received probation and agreed to pay restitution to the girl after pleading guilty at the Nodaway County Courthouse in Maryville, Missouri, Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker told a news conference. Baker said there was insufficient evidence to pursue sexual assault charges in the case, that the girl and her family supported the plea agreement and that Barnett would face no other charges. Nodaway County Prosecutor Bob Rice previously filed felony charges accusing Barnett of sexual assault and another 17-year-old boy of recording the alleged incident on a cellphone.
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Theater: The 'Big Fish' That Got Away; Poor Time Killer
Huffington Post - over 4 years
BIG FISH ** out of **** A TIME TO KILL* 1/2 out of **** BIG FISH ** out of **** NEIL SIMON THEATRE One holiday season years ago, my siblings were all back home. I would be there in a few days but they called me and put me on speakerphone with everyone listening. "We're having an argument," said my brother Chris, "and we need you to settle it. Just say the first thing that comes to mind. What did dad do during the war?" I answered immediately, "He was a nurse during the war, right down to the big hat with wings that jutted out on the side, like the nuns wore." Everyone burst out laughing while I heard my dad good-naturedly exclaiming, "I never said that!" But of course he had, along with a million other stories, some true, many with a grain of truth and more than a few completely untrue but fun and why let facts get in the way of a good story? My father dined and drank with everyone from the Pointer Sisters (probably true, since he barely knew who they were) to Jackie Gleason. He...
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Shawn Ratigan, Priest, Sentenced To 50 Years For Child Porn
Huffington Post - over 4 years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City-area priest whose case led to a criminal conviction against his bishop will likely spend the rest of his life in a federal prison after being sentenced to 50 years on Thursday for producing or trying to produce child pornography. The Rev. Shawn Ratigan pleaded guilty in August of last year to five counts – one for each of his five young victims. He was charged in May 2011 after police received a flash drive from his computer containing hundreds of images of children, most of them clothed, with the focus on their crotch areas. Ratigan, 47, apologized to his victims and their families before learning his punishment and asked the judge for the statutory minimum sentence of 15 years for each count, with the terms to all run at the same time. "Prison is hell," Ratigan said. "I know I deserve 15 years, but 50 years? Come on, I don't think so." His public defender, Robert Kuchar, argued that Ratigan's offenses weren't as bad as those of other child porno...
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From movement to music
CNN - over 4 years
For Pieter-Jan Pieters, revenge has been both sweet and sonorous. When music schools refused to admit him because he could not read music, he went to a design school instead — and invented a way to make melodies not only without sheet music, but without traditional instruments either.
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Make a hit song by wiggling your finger
CNN - over 4 years
For Pieter-Jan Pieters, revenge has been both sweet and sonorous. When music schools refused to admit him because he could not read music, he went to a design school instead — and invented a way to make melodies not only without sheet music, but without traditional instruments either.
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Thousands Flee Congo Town Amid Renewed Violence
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
GOMA, Congo -- Thousands of people have fled the town of Pinga in eastern Congo following renewed fighting between local armed groups, and nine members of Doctors Without Borders' Congolese staff have gone missing, the aid group said Friday. Jan Peter Stellema, the head of Doctors Without Borders' operations in Goma, said civilians in the area had been facing violence regularly. "Pinga has changed hands eight times in a year and civilians are caught between a rock and a hard place," he said. The town, located on the border between the Masisi and Walikale territories, has been the scene of fighting between the Mai Mai Checka and the APCLS, two local armed groups vying for control of land in the mineral-rich area. Pinga has been controlled by Mai Mai Checka for months but on Sunday, the APCLS attacked, taking control of the town for two days until Mai Mai Checka managed to take Pinga back on Tuesday. APCLS spokesman Col. Augustin Fonu confirmed the attack to ...
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Man says prayer group leader told him to kill wife
Fox News - about 5 years
Less than three months after he stood as a groomsman in the wedding of two friends he had known since college in Texas, Micah Moore walked into a suburban Kansas City police department and unloaded a dark secret: He had taken the woman's life at the request of her new husband, a charismatic prayer group leader. Police said Bethany Deaton's death initially appeared to be a suicide. Officers found a note and empty bottle of over-the-counter pain medication along with her body in a minivan parked by a lake on Oct. 30. It wasn't until Moore confessed nearly two weeks later that police announced she had been killed. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on a first-degree murder charge Wednesday. In the criminal complaint filed in support of the charge, police detailed a stunning series of allegations that Moore made as part of his confession. Moore, 23, lived with Deaton and her husband, Tyler, in a communal home shared by mal...
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Jackson County Prosecutors Receive Federal DNA Cold Case Grant
Fox 4 - Kansas City; KS - over 5 years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Prosecutors Office has been awarded a federal grant to fund the use of DNA to solve violent cold cases, Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced on Wednesday. The two-year grant worth over $415,000 comes from the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute of Justice – the third time the office has received the grants for its DNA cold-case unit, having previously received the grant in 2008 and 2010. “We are extremely pleased and honored to receive a third consecutive Solving Cold Cases with DNA grant from the Department of Justice,” said Ted Hunt, chief trial attorney over the prosecutor office’s Sex Crimes Unit, in a statement. “This award will allow us to continue our critically important work on violent, unsolved cases for the citizens to Jackson County.” Prosecutors say that the unit has resulted in charges in 32 violent crime cases, as well as 27 other criminal filings against “John Doe,” which preserve the charges until a defen...
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Mother Charged One Day After Police Free Daughter Locked in Closet
Fox 4 - Kansas City; KS - over 5 years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A mother faces multiple charges for locking her 10-year-old daughter in a closet.  Police rescued the little girl Friday from a small closet while she stood in her own urine and feces. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker said Jacole N. Prince faces assault in the first degree for knowingly causing serious physical injury to her daughter by failing to provide proper nutrition.  The 29-year-old is also charged with abuse of a child because Peters-Baker said Prince knowingly inflicted cruel and inhuman punishment on her daughter.  Prince also faces a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Peters-Baker said Prince locked up her daughter in a closet from time to time at their apartment on Highland Ave. near 13th St. Click here to read the story. It was shocking for neighbors who didn’t even know Prince had another child living in the home. “Every time we do go to Jacole’s house, we would knock on the door, tell her to come out, she what she’s do...
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Big Brother is watching you
Cape Times - over 5 years
Big brother is watching you. And you virtually cannot escape him in the city centre. ||| Caryn Dolley BIG BROTHER is watching. And you virtually cannot escape him in the city centre. A total 110 CCTV cameras around the CBD can be maneuvered to watch you so closely even your expression can be picked up. And if you’re in a car, the number plate can be read. Aside from the CBD cameras, there are another 500 CCTV “eyes” around the rest of Cape Town, including in small streets and along freeways. The CBD camera footage is viewed in the city’s “Cyclops” centre, opposite the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and in the Transport Management Centre in Goodwood. This is a larger version of the Cyclops centre where footage from a larger number of cameras is screened. Security is tight at these secret centres, where, unbeknown to hundreds of people going about their business, they are watched by a number of camera monitors. Late Monday, a Cape Times team accompanied met...
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Salone Milan 2012: AUS Puts Sharjah on the Map at SaloneSatellite
Core 77 - almost 6 years
Image courtesy of AUS The American University of Sharjah—a United Arab Emirates city just north of Dubai—is named not for a particular Western affiliation but the education system itself: "Located in University City, AUS is a not-for-profit, independent institution of higher education formed on the American model." Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Sharjah, the school is accredited in the States, offering Bachelor's degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Design Management, Multimedia Design and Visual Communications through its College of Architecture, Art and Design. Design faculty and students at CAAD have a history of making in applied and aesthetic contexts that contribute significantly to the regional and international material culture made in the Gulf region... CAAD educates award-winning students and graduates that display a high degree of enthusiasm, innovation...
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Grand jury hears more witnesses in Ratigan case - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 6 years
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker attended at least some of the sessions. Several sources confirmed the sessions. A spokesman for Baker said he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of a grand jury. The witness lineup suggests the
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Nixon sets Nov. 8 for special elections to fill 4 vacancies in Missouri House - The Republic
Google News - over 6 years
... St. Charles County, and Jake Zimmerman in the 83rd District from St. Louis County. The special elections will also fill the seats from Kansas City previously held by Jean Peters-Baker in the 39th District and Shalonn "Kiki" Curls in the 41st District
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In Brief | Scare disrupts airport's Terminal C - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 6 years
They are for the 41st District seat vacated by Democrat Kiki Curls, now a state senator, and the 39th District seat once held by Democrat Jean Peters Baker, now Jackson County prosecutor. •In Olathe, Interstate 35 will be down to one lane in each
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jean Peters
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 73
    Peters died of leukemia in 2000 in Carlsbad, California, two days before her 74th birthday.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 44
    Later in 1971, Peters married Stan Hough, an executive with 20th Century Fox. They were married until Hough's death in 1990.
    In 1971, Peters and Hughes divorced.
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  • 1969
    Age 42
    According to a 1969 article, she went through life unrecognized, despite being protected by Hughes' security officers all day.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1957
    Age 30
    During her marriage, which lasted from 1957 to 1971, Peters retired from acting and social events in Hollywood.
    In 1957, after her divorce from Cramer, Peters married Howard Hughes.
    She was supposedly discouraged from continuing as an actress by Hughes, and reported in late 1957 that she was planning on becoming a producer.
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    Deciding she had had enough, Peters left Fox to focus on her private life. Following her marriage to Howard Hughes, she retired from acting. In 1957, the producer Jerry Wald tried to persuade her not to leave Hollywood but had no luck.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 27
    In 1954, Peters married Texas oilman Stuart Cramer.
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    Other 1954 films co-starring Peters were the westerns Apache and Broken Lance.
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  • 1953
    Age 26
    Peters was unsatisfied with her role and said in a September 1953 interview: "When I heard Dorothy McGuire, Clifton Webb and Maggie McNamara were going to be in the picture, I thought I would finally have the kind of role that suited me.
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    Next, Peters was assigned to replace Crain in the film Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), which was shot on location in late 1953 in Italy.
    In 1953 she also starred in the film noir Vicki.
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    Shortly after the film's premiere in July 1953, the studio renewed Peters' contract for another two years.
    Peters' third film in 1953, A Blueprint for Murder, reunited her with Joseph Cotten.
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    Peters and Marilyn Monroe starred together in another 1953 film noir, Niagara, also starring Joseph Cotten.
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    In 1953 the director Samuel Fuller chose Peters over Marilyn Monroe for the part of Candy in Pickup on South Street.
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  • 1951
    Age 24
    Also in 1951, Peters had her first collaboration with Marilyn Monroe, when they had secondary roles in As Young as You Feel.
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  • 1950
    Age 23
    In late 1950, she was cast in a secondary role as a college girl in Take Care of My Little Girl (1951), a Jeanne Crain vehicle.
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    By 1950, Peters was almost forgotten by the public, although she had been playing lead roles since 1947.
  • 1949
    Age 22
    The film was originally titled Turned Up Toes, and Peters was cast in the film in June 1949, shortly after the release of It Happens Every Spring.
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    In early 1949 Peters signed on to play Ray Milland's love interest in It Happens Every Spring (1949).
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  • 1947
    Age 20
    During their highly publicized romance in 1947 there was talk of marriage, but Peters said that she could not combine it with her career.
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    For her second film, Deep Waters (1948), which Peters filmed in late 1947, she was reunited with her director from Captain from Castile, Henry King.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1946
    Age 19
    The soldier and actor Audie Murphy claimed that he had a relationship with Peters in 1946, before she met Howard Hughes.
    Peters was tested in 1946 for a farm girl role in Scudda Hoo!
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  • 1945
    Age 18
    While studying for a teaching degree at Ohio State, she entered the Miss Ohio State Pageant in the fall of 1945.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born Elizabeth Jean Peters in 1926 in East Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Elizabeth and Gerald Peters, a laundry manager.
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