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Producer, Gene Markey, was born Eugene Willford Markey on Dec 11, 1895 in Jackson, MI. Markey died at the age of 84 on May 1, 1980 in Miami Beach, FL and was laid to rest in Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, KY.

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He advanced to the rank of Commodore in the US Navy during World War II. He was promoted to Rear Admiral after the war.

Adopted actress Hedy Lamarr's son, James and he became known as James Lamarr Markey. He was later adopted by her subsequent husband John Loder and his name was changed to James Lamarr Loder.

One of his novels, "The Far Paradise", was about a family that left Culpepper County, VA to settle in what would eventually become Kentucky. As part of the research for the book, Markey decided to recreate the journey himself.

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