McCusker, Buford R. “Buff”
Buford R. McCusker (“Buff”)
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Born: 21 September 1920, Cairo, Nebraska
Died: 3 May 2003, Valencia, California
Dorothy McCusker is Buford’s sister.
From the January 24, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WORKING. Pat Merrifield and Buford McCuskor – Received beautiful write-up in the New York Times.
From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•”New Ice Extravaganza Featured at Pan-Pacific: – The brilliant new Ice Follies of 1941 currently showing at Pan-Pacific Auditorium, staged its world premier September 6. ….. Mar-Ken’s own Pat Merifield and Buford McCusker are fetching in an intricate duo of jumps and lifts.
•THE WORKING CLASS: Pat Merifield – Buford McCusker – currently appearing in the Ice Follies of 1941 at Pan Pacific Auditorium.
From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Buford McCusker’s birthday is November 21. [Note from Mar-Ken.org: this birth date appears to be an error in the Mar-Ken Journal]
From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WORKING: Buford McCuskor left school to continue work with “Ice Follies.”
From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WORKING: Pat Merifield and Buford McCusker in Huston, Texas at the Ice Follies.
From the February 28, 1941 issue of the Mar-Ken Journal (student newspaper):
Ice skating Donna Atwood and Marilyn Telfer have certainly been breaking records around the country. Donna just won the National Championship and Marilyn won the California skating Championship. Pat Merifield and Buford McCuskor are still touring the country with the Ice Follies. Other fine skaters in the school are Georgia and Betty Shattuck.