Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen was a popular movie in 1950 and was remade in 2003 by Steve Martin.

It tells the true story of  Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and his family of 12 children.

What the movies leave out, not surprisingly, is that Mary Gilbreth, the real life second oldest child in the family, died of diphtheria.

She died in 1912, when she was just five years old, of this now vaccine-preventable disease.

For more information:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s