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Chevy Chase escaped the military draft by “falsely claiming, among other things, that he had homosexual tendencies”

Chevy Chase

Cornelius Crane Chase was born in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City on October 8, 1943. He grew up in Woodstock, New York. His father, Edward Tinsley “Ned” Chase (1919–2005), was a Princeton-educated Manhattan book editor and magazine writer. His mother, Cathalene Parker (née Browning; 1923–2005), was a concert pianist and librettist whose father, Admiral Miles Browning, served as Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance’s Chief of Staff on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) at the Battle of Midway in World War II. Cathalene was adopted as a child by her stepfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, heir to The Crane Company, and took the name Catherine Crane. Chase’s paternal grandfather was artist and illustrator Edward Leigh Chase… Continue Reading (14 minute read)

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