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Anson Weeks
Birth: Feb. 14, 1896
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1969
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA

Actor/Orchestra Leader. Fondly remembered as 'Joe Riggan' in the musical movie "Rhythm Inn," (1951) Weeks, formed his first dance orchestra in 1924 and quickly became popular with the Bay Area crowd. In 1931, he gained national recognition with a weekly NBC radio program "The Lucky Strike Magic Carpet Show." In 1941, a bus accident left Weeks seriously injured. He led his orchestra off and on during the war years, in between treatments and surgeries. Later, when the Big Band boom went bust, he retired and went into the real estate business in Santa Rosa, California. Weeks died of emphysema.  (bio by: MC) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Viola Weeks (1914 - 1974)*
 
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Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: 48, Lot 151, Grave 2
 
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Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Jul 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9117053
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