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Thursday, December 23, 2010

G for Gone, but not forgotten

Posted By on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Lisa Blout at the Voices for Justice rally for the West Memphis 3 in 2010
Little Rock actress Lisa Blount, who starred in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Chrystal" and won an Academy Award, along with her husband Ray McKinnon, for "The Accountant." Swamp rock pioneer Dale Hawkins, who wrote "Suzie Q" and spent much of the last half of his life in North Little Rock. Little Rock musician Luke Hunsicker (more in "L: Luke"). Legendary jazz guitarist Herb Ellis, who gained fame as a member of The Oscar Peterson Trio and lived for many years in Arkansas in semi-retirement. Blues man Calvin Leavy, famous for the blistering blues side "Cummins Prison Farm," where he later served time (he died, from complications related to diabetes, in the Arkansas state prison system). Atkins native Norris Church Mailer, a model, artist, author and, perhaps most famously, wife to Norman Mailer. Cult filmmaker Charles B. Pierce, director of "The Legend of Boggy Creek" and the namesake of the award for best Arkansas film at the Little Rock Film Festival.

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