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Story about ET man staging death made into film 'Get Low'

See larger The front cover of the Felix Bush Breazeale  funeral pamphlet.

The front cover of the Felix Bush Breazeale funeral pamphlet.

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  • Larry Robinson of Maryville, the grandson of funeral director Frank Quinn, looks through a scrap book with photos and news clippings about Felix “Bush” Breazeale’s pre-death funeral, which was arranged by Robinson’s grandfather Frank Quinn. Robinson says “Get Low,” which is inspired by the funeral event, “is 5 percent truth and 95 percent Hollywood embellishment.”
  • Larry RNews clippings about Felix 'Bush' Brazeal's actual death, which occurred approximately five years after his staged funeral.
  • The front cover of the Felix Bush Breazeale  funeral pamphlet.
  • The inside of the Felix Bush Breazeale  funeral pamphlet.
  • The back cover of the Felix Bush Breazeale  funeral pamphlet.
  • Felix 'Bush' Breazeale on his trick mule. The movie 'Get Low,' which opens in Knoxville on Friday, is based on the story of Breazeale, a Roane County man who held a funeral in 1938 while he was still alive. Actor Robert Duvall plays Breazeale in the film.
  • Frank Quinn, a funeral home director, helped stage a pre-death funeral for Felix “Bush” Breazeale in Roane County in 1938. The event, which drew about 8,000 people, is the basis for the film “Get Low,” which features actor Bill Murray as Quinn.
  • Eleanor 'Pete' Quinn Barnes, daughter of funeral home director Frank Quinn, sits in her favorite chair at the Sweetwater, Tenn., home she grew up in on Tuesday. Barnes said her only criticism of the film 'Get Low,' in which a mustachioed Bill Murray portrays her father, is that her 'Daddy never had a mustache in his life.'
  • Eleanor 'Pete' Barnes, right, and her son, Chico Barnes, at Eleanor's home in Sweetwater, TN on  Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Their family is portrayed in the upcoming film 'Get Low,' where Bill Murray plays  her father Frank Quinn.
  • Eleanor 'Pete' Barnes holds a photograph of her father Frank Quinn at  her  home in Sweetwater, TN on Tuesday, August 17, 2010.
  • Steve and Elaine Robinson, left, and Larry and Roberta Robinson are cast as extras during the filming of 'Get Low' at Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Park in Dallas, Ga. The Robinson's grandfather, funeral director Frank Quinn, is played by Bill Murray. Their father, hearse driver Buddy Robinson, is played by Lucas Black.
  • From left, Steve Robinson, Larry Robinson and actor Bill Murray chat during the filming of 'Get Low' at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Park in Dallas, Ga. The Robinson brothers are extras in the movie, which is inspired by real-life events in East Tennessee in 1938. Murray’s character in the film is based on the brothers’ grandfather, Frank Quinn.
  • Frank Quinn’s grandson, Larry Robinson, left, poses with actor Robert Duvall, who portrays Roane County hermit Felix “Bush” Breazeale. Several Robinson family members are extras in the movie “Get Low,” seen here during production at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Park in Dallas, Ga., northwest of Atlanta.

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