Barbara Graham (1923-1955) was an American criminal and murderess who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1955 along with two accomplices. Graham, a prostitute and a drug addict, had been convicted of beating an old woman to death during a botched robbery. 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison A gas chamber is a means of execution whereby a poisonous gas is introduced into a hermetically sealed chamber. ... Gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison San Quentin State Prison is located on 432 acres (1. ...
Actress Susan Hayward later won an Academy Award for playing Graham in the film I Want To Live!. The film strongly suggests Graham was innocent. However, it should be noted that it is regarded as largely fiction, and evidence clearly pointed to her guilt. Susan Hayward Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 â March 14, 1975) was an American actress. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... I Want to Live! is a 1958 film which tells the true story of a woman, Barbara Graham, falsely accused of murder, who faces execution. ...
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