Emmett Dalton, part of the Dalton gang, he survived the Coffeyville, Kansas raid despite receiving 23 gunshot wounds. After serving 14 years in prison, he was released and became an author and actor in Hollywood. Born May 3, 1871, died July 13 1937 in Los Angeles, California
Long ago, before he was known as the Infamous "Red Light Bandit" & Death Row Inmate, Caryl Chessman was sent to Preston as a youth (which he stayed two different times). He was reportedly so bad that they would lock him up in the tower. That is where he carved his name up there, doing solitary confinement.
William "Billie" Thomas, Jr. (March 12, 1931 – October 10, 1980) was an American child actor best remembered for portraying the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series' end in 1944. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.
Forgotten events of the 60s. The death-row debate remains a prominent one in American culture. The man who helped put it there, Caryl Chessman, was a small-time hoodlum who was given the death penalty after being convicted of robbery, kidnapping and rape. In prison, Chessman wrote a memoir -- "Cell 2455, Death Row" -- and energized the anti-capital punishment movement. He was put to death on May 2, 1960. The debate continues.
Edd Byrnes ("77 Sunset Strip" and "Grease") welcomes Dean Martin as he arrives at Dino's Lodge in his 1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. Dinos Lodge was next door to the 'fake' 77 Sunset Strip location used for that TV show. Dino's pull in driveway entrance was what you always saw when Kookie (Edd Byrnes) took care of cars for the Lodge and 'helped' out on the various PI cases for Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.