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Subject: OT: You know, today I discovered the grave online of an old Piute Indian film performer born in 1849, ...and died 50 years ago today, in 1970!!! ...

Likely not verified, but has the gravestone to mark the claim!
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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 11:35:48am
In reply to: Very tough day for centenarians. Stay well Olivia de Havilland and Norman Lloyd. 's message, "And Chitetsu Watanabe and Tao Porchon-Lynch dying within the last day at 112 and 101." on Monday, February 24, 04:50:04pm

Tatzumbie DuPea
(July 26, 1849 - February 26, 1970)

Actress. Born to the Piute people in what is today Lone Pine, California, she was brought up by her grandmother whom she described as “skilled in herb healing.” They eventually traveled to what is today Pyramid Lake in an effort to avoid encroaching settlers whom she said she remembered were the cause of her mother's death. In time, she made her way back to California where she married and adopted the name Annie. She spent the rest of her life in Southern California. In 1934, she made her screen debut in an uncredited role in “Laughing Boy,” other films included “Buffalo Bill” (1944), “Across the Wide Missouri” (1951) all of which were uncredited. She was also occasionally a background extra in the television series “Death Valley Days,” also uncredited. She was featured in articles in "Desert Magazine," and as she passed her 100th year, numerous periodicals and newspapers nationwide.

This photo appeared in Desert Magazine, Nov. 1959. (public domain)Tatzumbie DuPea
was a local celebrity on Furnace Creek, near Death Valley, and claimed to be 109 at the time. …

She passed at the age of 120 years seven months, and was buried at California's Glendale Forest Lawn Cemetery. …

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The lead character of "Little Big Man" played by Dustin Hoffman was supposedly 121 years old in 1970 (NT).Wednesday, February 26, 01:13:21pm

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