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John Glenn (III) (1921–2016)


John Glenn was an Officer of United States Marines with the rank of Major before chosen to become part of the Mercury 7 program. He was awarded five Distinguished Flying Crosses. Made record setting Coast to Coast flights in the late 1950s. He named his spacecraft (capsule) Friendship 7 and it is on display at the Smithsonian Institute Air and Space... See full bio »

Died:

(age 95) in Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Frasier
Frasier John Glenn
(2001)
The American President
The American President Rutherford B. Hayes
(2000)

Filmography

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 2003 Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention (TV Movie documentary)
Wilbur Wright (voice)
 2001 Frasier (TV Series)
John Glenn
- Docu.Drama (2001) ... John Glenn
 2000 The American President (TV Series documentary)
Rutherford B. Hayes
- An Independent Cast of Minds (2000) ... Rutherford B. Hayes (voice)
 1999 Great Conversations (TV Mini-Series)
Self
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for The Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (2005) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 7 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maj. John H. Glenn Jr. | Sen. John Glenn Jr. | Colonel John Glenn | Lt. Col. John Glenn | Sen. John Glenn | Senator John Glenn

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[to his wife Annie as he left to become the first American to orbit Earth] I'm going down to the corner to buy some chewing gum. See more »

Trivia:

His claim to fame/historic title, has been more misidentified than any other astronaut. He has been frequently misidentified as The first man in space, or The first man to orbit, or more often The first American in space; Yuri Gagarin is the first two, Alan Shepard is the last one. See more »

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