Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

(Robert Stroud, 1890–1963) from jailbird to famous ornithologist. [Am. Hist.: Worth, 28]
See: Birds

Birdman of Alcatraz

Robert F. Stroud (1890–1963), convicted murderer, became ornithologist in prison. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
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Located about 115 miles (185 km) south of Denver, ADX Florence is nicknamed "Alcatraz of the Rockies" after the San Francisco prison whose inmates included the gangsters Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert Franklin Stroud, known as the Birdman of Alcatraz.
perhaps you have seen the famous movie about the Birdman of Alcatraz?
Savalas, who starred in numerous films such as The Dirty Dozen, and was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for the 1962 movie Birdman Of Alcatraz, died from cancer in 1994 aged 72.
Alcatraz housed some 1,576 of America's most ruthless criminals, including Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the "Birdman of Alcatraz"), George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Bumpy Johnson, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Mickey Cohen, Arthur R "Doc" Barker, Whitey Bulger, and Alvin "Creepy" Karpis (who served more time at Alcatraz than any other inmate).
More than 1,500 prisoners were held here from 1934 to 1963, inspiring films such as Escape from Alcatraz and Birdman of Alcatraz.
Gangster Al Capone was among the infamous inmates as was Robert Franklin Stroud, known as the Birdman of Alcatraz. From 1934 it kept America's most dangerous criminals behind bars.
Keaton (above) is the star of Birdman and birdmen always do well at Oscar time - think The Birdman Of Alcatraz and Tootsie.
AIt was It Bank of After serving in World War II he took up acting, appearing in some of Hollywood's great movies such as From Here to Eternity, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Swimmer and, of course, Local Hero.
The story of the Birdman of Alcatraz becomes much more tangible with the background sounds of nesting birds settling in for the night.
"The last time Hollywood made a movie about birds was 'Birdman of Alcatraz,' and it was in black and white.
Which animal is renowned for its ability to kill Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 The Birdman of Alcatraz; 2 They were brothers; 3 The Salvation Army; 4 Javelin; 5 Egypt; 6 Joseph Conrad; 7 On the Thames near Egham, Surrey; 8 Mongoose; 9 The Sex Pistols; 10 Ivana.
Which animal is renowned for its ability to kill ANSWERS: 1 The Birdman of Alcatraz; 2 They were brothers; 3 The Salvation Army; 4 Javelin; 5 Egypt; 6 Joseph Conrad; 7 On the Thames near Egham, Surrey; 8 Mongoose; 9 The Sex Pistols; 10 Ivana.