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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Mamaw Wasn't So Fancy

Franklin Sousley was one of the six Marines who raised the American flag at Iwo Jima in 1945. He's portrayed in the new Clint Eastwood movie Flags of Our Fathers by actor Joseph Cross, his mother by actress Connie Ray.

A number of Mrs. Sousley's descendants were given a private screening of the film in Cincinnati on Tuesday, and came away satisfied with the depictions of their relatives.

One thing they would have changed was the portrayal of Goldie Sousley -- she was just a little too glamourous for the familiar grandmother they knew and loved.

"Mamaw would have been pleased to see herself played by such a fancy actress," Geneva Price said. [Link]

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