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Marshall T. Hall Sr. was born and raised on 56 acres of land located on the shores of Lake Erie in Chautauqua County New York. He is the youngest of 10 children 6 older brothers and 3 older sisters. Marshall grew up with both parents in the home.
He is the father of one daughter Petra L. Hall the oldest and one son, Marshall T. Hall Jr. Petra graduated in May 2009 with a four year nursing degree, and has a good job in her field. Petra is currently working on her master’s degree. Marshall's son graduated in December 2013 with two bachelor degrees from the University of South Florida located in Tampa. Marshall Jr. is in second year of law school and starting has seventh year of college. He attends the University of Minnesota school of law in Minneapolis rank #20th in the country. When Marshall Jr. is done he will have four degrees and nine years of college education.
At age 18, Marshall went to acting school in Hollywood, California. The stay was memorable and educational. Most memorable time in Hollywood was walking through the front gate of Paramount Studio. Marshall was a standout athlete in football and basketball. He spent sometime playing semi-pro football. He also had a opportunity to try out for the Buffalo Bills at age 21. Chuck Knox, coach of the Buffalo Bills, was a friend of the family.
Mrs.Violet Carreras, 1912-2000 Marshall's kindergarten teacher was an important teacher in his life. He thinks of her still today. She also taught famous author Dale Carnegie. During the 1950's she was the head teacher at Jack's School the school for the children of the New York Yankees Baseball team during their spring training camps in Clearwater, FL. Among her favorite students was Yogi Berra Jr., son of the baseball legend. Mrs. Carreras was a charter member and past-president of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Mrs Carreras taught every grade level from pre-kindergarten to college total of four decades.
Currently Marshall works hard building the charity he started in 2005 as well as property development, tree farming and several other projects. Previously Marshall owned and operated several fast food restaurants, two personal fitness gyms and a painting contracting business. During his mid-twenties in Buffalo, New York Marshall began meeting and photographing several entertainment celebrities. He took over 75 different celebrities' photos and still holds on to the negatives to this day. Some of the photos include: Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Prince, James Brown, Rick James, Smokey Robinson, Irvin Magic Johnson, Eddie Murphy, Miss America Vanessa Williams, Frank Sinatra Jr, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lionel Richie, Harry Belafonte, Diana Ross, Wilson Pickett, and Ray Charles just to name a few. Go to did you know link on bio page to see photos.
Jamestown Community College, Jamestown,New York
Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, Buffalo,New York
Certified fitness training certification from ISSA of Santa Barbara, California
Attended acting school in Los Angeles,California