Dick Babish will celebrate his 99th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Greens at Cannondale. After nearly a century he can look back on a life that began in very modest circumstances but rose to include significant contributions to the film industry, space exploration, and spycraft.
His life began on the family farm in Massachusetts where he attended a four-room schoolhouse. Later, his father ran a small butcher shop in Cambridge which the family lived above in a small apartment. With his parents in the bedroom and his sisters in the main room, he and his two brothers slept in the kitchen.