|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1927|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1996|
Anti-communist activist, hotel owner, actor and motion picture producer. Schine claim to fame began when he was an aide to Senator Joseph McCarthy. Schine assisted the senator in his hunt for communists and subversives. His friendship with McCarthy's right-hand man, Roy Cohn, proved to be McCarthy's undoing. Having failed to keep Schine from being drafted by the Army, Cohn attempted to obtain special privileges for him. When that also failed, McCarthy stepped in and charged that the Army was packed with communist sympathizers. Badgering the Army put Mr. McCarthy antagonized the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was a former Army general. There was an independent investigation that culminated with the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954. Mr. McCarthy's verbal abuse of Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens during those televised hearings led to his condemnation by the Senate and his ultimate disgrace. Schine completed his tour of duty with the Army and returned to Southern California. Soon thereafter he married Hillevi Rombin (Swedish national decathlon champion, Miss Sweden and the 1955 Miss Universe) and became involved in show business. He acted in Batman (1966) and produced two motion pictures, The French Connection (1971) and That's Action (1977). Schine, his wife and his son, F. Berndt, died in the crash of a rented single-engine plane piloted by his son. The plane went down shortly after takeoff from Burbank Airport. All three are buried together.
Junius Myer Schine (1890 - 1971)
Hildegarde Feldman Schine (1903 - 1994)
Doris June Schine Maxwell (1926 - 1986)*
G. David Schine (1927 - 1996)
Charles Richard Schine (1934 - 1988)*
Cause of death: Plane crash.
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 23, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 23266
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