Tillotson, David Leo
David Leo Tillotson
Born: 6 March 1924, New York
Died: 23 June 1986, Los Angeles, age 62
David attended Lawlor Professional School starting in the sixth grade and continued until graduation from Mar-Ken School in 1941.
David worked as a Los Angeles City police officer.
From the 1935 Lawlor Professionals:
David Leo Tillotson’s photo is in this casting book. The ad indicates that he is a character actor available for casting on the stage and screen.
From the 1936 Lawlor Professional School Yearbook:
David Tillotson was in the seventh grade in 1936.
From the March 15, 1937 Lawlor Journal:
EIGHTH GRADE NUTS, I MEAN NOTES: Lois Lee and David Tillotson are distributing their talents down at the Musart Theatre in “The Wisdom Tooth.” The latest report is that they want to extend the run at the Musart, but the director is trying to get the play to be shown at the Hollywood Playhouse instead.
From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR CHRISTMAS – David Tillotson: Big Pines
WHAT THEY WANT FROM SANTA CLAUS – David Tillotson: Projector
From Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook, as a Junior:
DAVID TILLOTSON – – was born in New York on March 6th. He likes old guns, malts, dogs, short stories, and gum, of which he always has plenty. He dislikes cats and Sundays. His favorite song is “My Prayer”. He hopes to become a surgeon.
From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
SENIOR DINNER PARTY: October 11, was the date of the first Senior activity of the term – attended by all members of the graduating class. Given at the home of June Carlson and sponsored by the 12th grade officers, the evening was highlighted by “Charades” with Bill and Bob Mauch as Captains of competitive teams. Particularly good pantomimes were provided by Tina Thayer enacting “Birth of a Nation”, “Quality of mercy is not strained” by June Carlson; “To be or not to be”, given by William John Bernard Mauch; “Grand Illusion” acted out by Janice Chambers.
Dancing and a buffet dinner were significant aspects of the festivity. Curfew hour was announced at 12:00 by those members of the faculty who had joined the party.
When interviewed by a reported, Senior members stated: Bob Mauch – “Swell time”; Mary Alice Dill – “Terrific”; June Carlson – “I had a good time, hope everybody else did too”; David Tillotson – “Bill ate a lot”.
From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Winning of a 13 pound turkey by David Tillotson in the Mar-Ken raffle featured the surprise event of the Halloween party last Friday night.
From Mar-Ken 1941 Yearbook, as a Senior:
David Tillotson. David is Mar-Ken’s oldest enrollee. He says that he likes dull days, good looking guns, and dogs. He hopes to become a surgeon. He was one of three students who represented our Science Department in the State Chemical Contest, held this year at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Recipient of the Student Contest Award of the American Chemical Society, 1941.