Legendary Locals of Wallingford is about fabric--the fabric of community that is made up of an amazing variety of threads, yarns, and whole panels of every color, design, and origin. These represent the people of the community. Wallingford's story goes back over 350 years and encompasses an enormous range of people with every kind of motivation for being part of this town. The people of this community love where they live and give back to the townspeople who have supported their businesses, educated their children, and protected them in so many ways. Wallingford has produced a number of people of celebrity, including Morton Downey, the famous singer and songwriter of the 1920s and 1930s, and also his son Morton Downey Jr., who earned a name for himself in the TV talk show world; Beverly Donofrio authored Riding in Cars With Boys; Maureen Moore acts on Broadway; sculptor Robert Gober recently completed a major show at MOMA in New York; and Maj. Raoul Lufbery was a renowned World War I Flying Ace. These and more are celebrated here.In the 1950s, he cohosted the television show Star of the Family. Downey married actress Barbara Bennett, and their son Morton Downey Jr. became a television personality. Morton Downey Jr. Sean Morton Downey was born to Mortonanbsp;...
|Title||:||Legendary Locals of Wallingford|
|Author||:||Tarn T. Granucci|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2015-09-07|