Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2017

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44 Summer 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine a resurgence," said Debra Torrence, the ex- ecutive director at Arts of the Pamlico, housed in the very same circa 1913 Turnage eatre whose marquee announced DeMi- lle's visit decades earlier. Just this year, the movie house had an en- core showing of the Steven Spielberg block- buster of the summer of 1975, "Jaws," the story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England beach town whose mayor is played by someone who just happens to be Little Washington's own, character actor Murray Hamilton. Hamilton, a prolific actor who as a young man lived on N. Harvey Street, starred in a host of memorable films on screens big and small, playing Mr. Death in the classic "One for the Angels" episode of Rod Ster- ling's "e Twilight Zone" and appearing as Mr. Robinson in 1967's "e Graduate," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. e year after "Jaws," Hamilton played Father Ryan in "e Amityville Horror." It is a place Hamilton apparently trea- sured ahead of his death in 1986, preferring to spend his time in his hometown, a place that now counts nearly 10,000 people in 9 square miles as its own and is the site of Hamilton's final resting place in Oakdale Cemetery. is being something of a tourist spot, there's no shortage of attractions. Stop in the visitor center ahead of a short walk to the Underground Railroad Museum, where a pictorial history of slavery is housed in a rail- road car. Take a dinner cruise on "e Belle of Washington," visit the North Carolina Es- tuarium with its 200 exhibits, or grab a java at the Coffee Caboose. "Our sunsets are probably the most beau- tiful," the 17-year-old barista, Lony Romero, said of her hometown. Perhaps no visit would be complete with- out a stop at historic St. Peter's Episcopal Church, home to the DeMille family plot, including that of Cecil B. DeMille's grandfa- ther. e Hollywood pioneer — though laid to rest in Hollywood — is remembered here as well. To this day, a framed 8-by-10 picture of him appears on a church bulletin board. Back at the waterfront, Angela Crisp and her husband, Al, were busy sprucing up their circa 1900 Queen Anne, in the final throes of a 7-year restoration. "It's a living house," Angela Crisp said. "One step squeaks one time, maybe next week another one squeaks." UNIVERSAL PICTURES Another Hollywood connection is actor Murray Hamilton, who was memorably featured as the mayor in Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster, "Jaws." In this scene from that film, Hamilton is flanked by Richard Dreyfuss, left, and Roy Scheider.

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