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John Clarke added to Jason47's 1940 Census records; Interesting info about John's father also found!
Topic Started: Feb 16 2013, 07:42 PM (695 Views)
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"Days" original cast member John Clarke (Mickey Horton) has just been found in the 1940 census. Clarke's census image joins many of the "Days" cast already featured. Here are the direct links for the Clarke family census: http://www.jason47.com/jason47b/images/1940ClarkeJohnB.jpg and http://www.jason47.com/jason47b/images/1940ClarkeJohnAb.JPG

On the census form, it states that John was born in Texas, which differs from the birthplace of Indiana that has always been listed for him. This could simply be an error, however, since a search of the Texas birth records found no record of Clarke. Clarke's father, Leo George Clarke, was in the Army, and so the family lived in many states in the 1930's and 1940's. At the time of the census, they were living in San Antonio, Texas.

Clarke's father, Leo George Clarke, received the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery in France during World War I. Here's the info on Clarke's bravery: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Leo George Clarke, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Remonville, France, November 5 - 10, 1918. Lieutenant Clarke set an example of bravery and self-sacrifice to his men during the period November 5 - 9. On 10 November while assembling his company, he discovered a wounded man lying in a place exposed to machine-gun fire, and, regardless of his own danger, carried him to a place of safety." Sadly, Leo George Clarke died in 1959, never getting the chance to see his son become famous on "Days."

To check out tons of other "Days" cast and crew from the 1940 census, please visit these two pages of the site: http://www.jason47.com/days/1940census.html and http://www.jason47.com/days/1940census2.html

Edited by Jason47, Feb 16 2013, 07:43 PM.
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Thanks Jason! I miss John Clarke.
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Wish we knew how he was doing?
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Thanks, Jason.

As an aside, when Maggie told Victor, in Thursday's episode, that she couldn't/wouldn't go to lunch with him, I thought she was thinking of Mickey. Obviously I was wrong because she said she wanted Victor to spend some time with Caroline.
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Feb 16 2013, 08:49 PM
Wish we knew how he was doing?
Hopefully enjoying retirement with his wife Patty. I still haven't seen any official statements about his health being poor. People posted stuff on the Internet through the years, but I've yet to see any solid proof he was ever in ill health. Not saying it's not true, just that I've never considered it anything but rumors.

This is an article that appeared in the LA Times back in the 1990's about John and his wife Patty:


Patricia and John Shelton Clarke (quotes from Patricia)

Personal: She's 57; he's 65. They have two grown children.

Home: Dana Point.

How long in O.C.? Since 1973.

Occupations: Patricia is a former ballet dancer with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company and Ballet Concierto de Mexico; John plays Mickey Horton on "Days of Our Lives."

Films seen recently: "Priest"; "Heat."

Last book read: Irvine Stone's "The Agony and the Ecstasy" ("because we're going to Italy in October").

Other leisure-time pursuits: Theater (at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa and the Ahmanson in Los Angeles), bilingual volunteer work at their church.

Type of performance preferred: Ballet (they're subscribers), some musicals.

A favorite performance: "Nederlands Dans Theater was the most thrilling thing I've seen in ages--wondrous choreography, stage settings, lighting, design. And the dancers themselves are so gorgeous. I hope they bring more companies like that."

Preferred seating: "I need to sit in the orchestra section. I haven't been really pleased sitting in the tiers. I think there are dead places for sound. I just really prefer to be on the [same] level with the dancers."

Best thing about the center: "It's so centrally located and relatively easy to get to."

Worst thing about the center: "The high price of parking! [But] there isn't anything I dislike about it. It's a beautiful building. I love 'Fire Bird' [Richard Lippold's sculpture that adorns the center facade]."

Wish list: "It would be wonderful to have a resident ballet company like Ballet Pacifica."
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Thanks Jason! Interesting read
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