Remembering Madeleine LeBeau, Julius La Rosa, James Travis, Bill Backer, Susannah Mushatt Jones Madeleine LeBeau was the beautiful French actress who was the last living member of the cast of Casablanca (1942). She does a memorable turn in Rick’s Casino, when she sings Le Mareillaise over the Nazi soldiers’ voices. Julius La Rosa was the handsome young singer who became a television star on “Arthur Godfrey And His Friends” (1949-1959). He was fired by Godfrey on air in 1953 in one of television’s most famous moments. James Travis was the advertising man who helped devise the famous political advertisement “Morning in America” for Ronald Reagan in1984. Bill Backer was the advertising man who came up with what might be the most famous television commercial in history in 1971 with “I’d Like to Teach The World to Sing” for Coca-Cola. Susannah Mushatt Jones was the world’s oldest living person at 116, one of the last people to be born in the 19th Century.