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Bill Porter, an Exceptional Salesman Who Inspired a Film, Dies at 81 ...
Dec 9, 2013 ... Bill Porter, an Oregon door-to-door salesman who plied his trade for decades
despite having severe cerebral palsy, and whose story inspired an Emmy-
winning television film starring William H. Macy, died last Tuesday in Gresham,
Ore. He was 81. The cause was an infection, said Shelly Brady, his ...
'In Such Hard Times' by Red Pine/Bill Porter - LA Times
Jul 19, 2009 ... "On this day of drink and depression / I think about life on our Tuling farm / where
will I be on the Ninth of next year / in such hard times I can't hope to go home,"
wrote the poet Wei Ying-Wu in the year 756 AD. At the time he was only about 20,
and his world was crashing down. Ch'ang-An, the...
Obituaries of note: Bill Porter, door-to-door salesman; Stan Tracey ...
Dec 7, 2013 ... Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore., who was played by William
H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, died Dec. 3 in a Portland hospital. He
was 81. The Oregonian newspaper reported that he died of an infection. Mr.
Porter, who had cerebral palsy and spoke and walked with great ...