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Posted ByGerry O. on December 11, 2001 at 20:30:13:

In Reply to: Re: Hmmm....Could Be! posted byLaura Leff on December 11, 2001 at 14:24:46:

: : We may never know for sure which ailment Jack was suffering from in 1943...I was just relaying where I received my "pneumonia" info. I wasn't aware of Joan's explanation....Thanks for letting me know about it.

: Right...didn't mean to say "YOU'RE WRONG!" or anything. Just noting that there is conflicting information out there. Like the question of who played the "Blue Fairy" on the show in the 30s (Blanche Stewart or Mary Kelly?). Or how Jack got started doing the hand-on-the-cheek bit (did Mary scratch her nails on his face, or was he just uncomfortable without his violin?). There's lots of things like that, and it's often difficult--if not impossible--to tell what the "truth" was.

: --LL

No offense taken, Laura...Why don't we start referring to these conflicting "gray-area" tales about Jack as "Waukegan Legends"? I think that that would classify them nicely!

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