Marshall T. Hall Sr. was born and raised on 56 acres of land in Chautauqua County located in Western New York State. He is the youngest of 10 children 6 older brothers and 3 older sisters. Marshall grew up with both parents in the home the family lived on the shores of Lake Erie. Marshall is the father of two highly educated children one daughter Petra, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in New State and one son Marshall Jr., Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota. UAAF Inc. headquarters since 2005 is located in Illinois.
At age 18, Marshall Sr., 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 some time playing semi-pro football. He also had an 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 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.
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
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