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15. I died in 1991 from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure.
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OK, here’s the final (giveaway) clue:

16. Rolling Stone described me as "the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, not to mention one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.”
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Miles Davis?
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Yes! Your turn, Landmark.
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Never heard of him...
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Just kidding.
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1. I was born in Britain, but did a lot of work in the US
2. Most people would not know me by my given name
3. Even today, people consider me as an innovator in my field.
4. I learned my trade in the trenches in World War I
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Not Tommy.

5. I learned even more in my subsequent hospital stay.
6. I was the second person to have my name up in lights at Radio City Music Hall
7. Me, my wife and child:

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8. Another photo of my child, my namesake:

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Harry Blackstone senior?
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No, not Harry.

9. My given name was Richard.
10. Mr. Roosevelt and the King and Queen of England are familiar with me. I performed for them several times.
11. My wife was a graceful swan.
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Cardini or Richard Pitchford.
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Cardini it is. Learned his manipulative skills in the trenches of WWI and while laid up in the hospital. His wife, Swan, was his onstage assistant. He created a one of a kind act that featured him as a drunk who had magical things happen to him. His great grand-nephew, Randy Pitchford, is the owner of Genii magazine.

Your turn, Mark.
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I KNEW I recognized the face! Good call, Mark.

A lot of us Corona-trapped NVMS participants are anxiously awaiting your first 3 clues ...
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Well, since I think 3 days is too long to wait, I’m going to jump in here:

1. I was born in the North End of Boston

2. I was the third of 12 children, and eventually the eldest surviving son.

3. My father was French silversmith who emigrated to Boston, and my American mother’s family owned a small shipping wharf.
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You know your history, Animated! I thought this would take longer to guess. Here are the rest of the clues:

4. At age 13 I left school and became an apprentice to my father.

5. When I was 15, I was part of the first group of ringers to ring the new bells at Christ Church in the north of Boston.

6. During the French and Indian War I enlisted in the provincial army.

7. I did not serve for long in the army, but returned to Boston and assumed control of my family’s business.

8. By age 41, I was a prosperous, established and prominent Boston silversmith, engraver, and early industrialist.

9. I was one of the ringleaders in the Boston Tea Party, when colonists dumped tea from the Dartmouth and two other ships into the harbor.

10. I later served as a Massachusetts militia officer, participating in one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which I was absolved of blame.

11. Following the war, I returned to my silversmith trade, and used the profits from my expanding business to finance new endeavors in iron casting, bronze bell and cannon casting, and the forging of copper bolts and spikes.

12. I became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels.

13. My most famous exploits were dramatized in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

14. I am best known for my midnight ride to alert the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord.

Your turn …
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Boston, Silversmith, and Wharf made it real easy. I remembered it from elementary school.


Let's see... let us see... (waiting for inspiration) ah... got it.

1. I was an American nightclub owner.

2. My mother was eventually committed to a mental hospital.

3. My childhood nickname was "Sparky". I acquired the nickname because I resembled a slow-moving horse named "Spark Plug" or "Sparky" in the contemporary comic strip Barney Google. I did not like the nickname, and was quick to fight anyone who called me that
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4. My conviction and death sentence were overturned.

5. I told Chief Justice Earl Warren "I want to tell the truth, and I can't tell it here".

6. I died in the same hospital of the man I killed, and of the man he killed was pronounced dead.
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