Frances Scott Whittaker, Juliette’s attorney father from Houston, Texas, passed away in Houston at age 65. Whittaker was an impressive Civil Rights attorney, whose career included landmark victories such as Smith vs. Allwright in 1944 — a case that opened Democratic elections to black voters across Texas.

In addition to his impressive legal career, F.S. Whittaker was also a published poet and playwright at the time of his death, proving that artistic innovation ran in Whittaker family.