Freeto, Ralph Reed
Ralph Reed Freeto
Born: 12 August 1931
Died: 21 January 1997, El Toro, California
Ralph was a child actor appearing in films from 1945 through 1947.
From the November 20, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
HOLIDAYS AMONG STUDENTS: Ralph Freeto – – just turkey.
From the January 10, 1941 Mar-Ken Journal:
YOU AND I: Ralph – – ate too much [over the holidays].
From the 1941 Mar-Ken Primary and Junior High School Yearbook:
Ralph Freeto was in the fourth grade in 1941. He wrote for the Yearbook about Chief Clear Sky’s visit to his classroom. Ralph made sandblocks for the school’s Rhythm Band.
From the 1942 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High School Yearbook:
•In the fifth grade Class Predictions: Ralph Freeto – Business Man.
•Ralph wrote a section, “Our Aim,” for the Yearbook.
•Ralph played the part of a vegetable in the Mar-Ken May Day play.
From the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
ILLNESSES: Sixth Grader Ralph Treetow [sic] had the flu.
From the 1943 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High School Annual:
Ralph Freeto is listed in the 6th Grade.
From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Freshman Biographies”:
Desire – To eat chocolate cake
Eccentricity – Following pretty girls
Saying – “O’ for corn sake”
Interest – A junior girl
Goal – To be an actor
Name – Ralph Freeto
Ralph was a member of the Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1946.
From the 1947 Sophomore Biographies in the Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Name – Ralph Freeto
Born – Witchita, Kansas
Talent – Acting
Ambition – To be an actor
Nickname – Ralphie
Favorite Saying – Holy Cow
Can You Imagine – Ralph Freeto not telling jokes?
Ralph was a member of the Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club)
From the 1948 Junior Biographies in the Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Name: Ralph Freeto
Born: August 12
Ambition: Be a writer and actor
Talent: Acting and dancing
Saying: Oh! For cornsakes
The Impossible: Ralph Freeto – – If he didn’t ask questions.
Ralph received the Mar-Ken School Prose Award for “This is Our Country” in 1948.
From the 1949 Mar-Ken Yearbook “49’er” biographies:
Case Number IV: Ralph Freeto (August 12th)
AH, an easterner in our midst. Come to try his luck in the mines, no doubt. He’s traveled the overland route all the way from Wichita, Kansas. His ambition in life is to make a big strike in the acting profession. And he has the talent to do it. He can also dance dynamically as shown at the Mar-Ken Jamboree Night. Meanwhile his favorite recreation is attending flickers and driving his blue Ford coupe which he keeps polished and shiny.
Can you imagine Ralph Freeto leaving his car dirty?
Favorite saying: Holy cow
Suppressed desire: Girls
From the 1949 Mar-Ken Yearbook; “Guess Who”:
Wavy blond hair, big blue eyes,
Bothers people just like flies.
He got a car and we were floored,
The only car he could, a Ford.
Ralph is a member of Sigma Gamma Lambda and National Honor Society and served as the Mar-Ken Chapter’s Treasurer in 1949. He was the 1949 Senior Class President.
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