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Albert C. Metter (b. 28 Mar 1916, d. 26 Apr 1962)
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Albert C. Metter (son of Ezra Jacob Metter and Rose Kaplan) was born 28 Mar 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and died 26 Apr 1962 in Los Angeles, California.He married Freda Schwartzman, daughter of Israel Morris Schwartzman and Miriam Schwartzman (nee?).
Notes for Albert C. Metter:
On Sunday, August 28th, 2005,Evelyn, Susan and I took Freda out to lunch for her 89th birthday.She told us that when she and Albert married, they lived in a rented room, one room, one bed.During that time Aunt Molly was having difficulties with Florence who was a teenager at the time so she sent her to live with them.Freda and Albert had just been married, and since they only had the one bed, Florence just slept with them.In the middle.
We laughed about that.I thought I would enter it here on Albert's page.I can see Albert accepting Florence that was the kind of man he was.
My dad's cousin Albert was not only handsome, but witty and happy.I cannot ever remember seeing him without a big smile on his face.He loved Freda, he was proud of his sons Earl and Gerald, and he treasured Freda's mother Mrs. Schwarzman who lived with them as long as I could remember.No one DARE crack a Mother-In-Law joke in front of cousin Albert, he would really give it to them.
The Toronto Los Angeles Social Club gave one big benefit every year to raise money for the City of Hope in Duarte, California.
One particular year they really scored a coup!The Andrews Sisters had consented to entertain for them.For those of you too young, the Andrews Sisters were very popular during WWII, they were in many movies, EVERYONE knew who the Andrews Sisters were.
The Club rented a huge auditorium, tickets sold like "hot cakes".I knew the truth.My mom told me the night before the concert.I told her: Mom, I don't think this is a good idea.
I was sitting in the back row with my cousins and some other kids whose parents were in the Club.The place was packed, standing room only.I was cringing. Disaster was in the making.I knew that when these people who paid to see the Andrews Sisters perform realized that they were duped, they would all get up, leave the auditorium and demand their money back, double!
When the Andrews Sisters trotted on to the stage, at first there was silence.After the shock, a strange thing happened.They loved them!
My dad, cousin Albert and Sammy Sokoloff in their pinafores, bonnets, sandals (their feet were too big for nicer shoes) garters on their hairy legs, lip syncing "By Mer Bist Du Shane"... well.Cousin Albert was Maxene, the lead singer, the sister in the middle of the trio.Dad and Sammy were LaVerne and Patty in blond braids on either side of him.Cousin Albert not only had rythm, but his dark brown braids were swinging to and fro.He even did some additional moves and turns, (thus making dad and Sammy do the same), they "sang"'Don't sit under the Apple Tree'.The audience begged for more.(I always thought Maxene was the blond and the other two had dark hair)
All I know is, that the audience gave them a standing ovation.
I have pictures of them, in case you don't believe me.
More About Albert C. Metter:
Burial: Unknown, Mission Hills, CA.
More About Albert C. Metter and Freda Schwartzman:
Children of Albert C. Metter and Freda Schwartzman are:
- +Earl Metter.
- Gerald Edward Metter, b. 15 Oct 1944, Los Angeles, California, d. 17 Jun 1986, Pasadena, California.