Bedford Heights High School

Famous folks

Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport (1984 - 1956) was a musician believed to be instrumental in the design of the whole Boogie-Woogie (or Barrelhouse) movement which evolved into the sounds we now call "The Blues". Davenport's final resting place is in Bedford Heights at Evergreen Cemetery on Northfield Road. When Davenport first learned to play the piano and organ, it was with the intent of his following family example, to play for his father's church where his mother was organist. However, the Alabama Theological Seminary expelled him in 1911 because of the Ragtime tunes he played at a church function. Davenport and company toured the vaudeville circuit of Chicago and other cities writing and selling many songs for which he failed to get his rightful acknowledgement. Davenport recorded several of his signature pieces, but none brought him more fame than "Cow Cow Blues" which he first performed in many variations in 1928. In 1938, he suffered a stroke that affected his piano playing for the rest of his life with paralysis in his right hand. He kept his vocals active until he gained strength to again play piano in public. His "comeback" was often interrupted by sickness. Davenport died in 1956 of heart problems in Cleveland.

Science

Dr. Mary Ellen Weber (Bedford High School Class of 1980) was a Bedford Heights native. Dr. Weber earned degrees from Purdue University and the University of California at Berkley. In 1992, Dr. Weber was selected as an astronaut, logging over 450 hours in space. On one of her first missions she proudly wore her Bedford Heights City Pin on her NASA spacesuit. She has also made significant contributions as a research scientist at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas.

Communications

TV News Anchorman Dale Solly received his first major network anchor position even before he graduated from college. Although he had a number of news placements, he is best remembered where he spent most of his career in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington, D.C. Solly, who grew up on Holly Road, covered many Homeland Security assignments.


Interesting facts:

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEB ISD) is a K-12 public school district based in Bedford, Texas (USA).
The district serves the city of Bedford, most of the cities of Euless and Hurst, and small parts of North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Fort...

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