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Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery

6001 W Centinela Ave, Los Angeles

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Al Jolson

* 26. Mai 1886 in Seredžius (Srednik), Russland

† 23. Oktober 1950 in San Francisco)

was an American singer and entertainer who, after great Broadway success, achieved particular fame with his title role in the 1927 film "The Jazz Singer". He also shaped the American radio landscape of the 1930s and 1940s. Jolson was playing cards with friends at the hotel in San Francisco that evening, suddenly complained of stomach problems and wanted to lie down. When the doctors arrived shortly thereafter, Jolson chatted with them until he suddenly got up from his pillow and said, "Oh, I'm going." and died of a heart attack. On the evening of his death, all lights were turned off for ten minutes all along Broadway in New York in memory of him and traffic came to a standstill. Hotel porters, taxi drivers..... cried and couldn't believe that the legend Al Jolson was gone.

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David Janssen

* 27. März 1931 in Naponee, Nebraska

† 13. Februar 1980 in Malibu, Kalifornien)

was an American film actor who starred as Dr. Richard Kimble became famous. Janssen was a serious alcoholic and a heavy smoker. The reasons for his sudden death in 1980 due to a heart attack are suspected to be his excessive lifestyle and overwork.

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George Jessel

* 3. April 1898 in New York City;

† 24. Mai 1981 in Los Angeles

was an American film actor and producer who was the presenter of the 1937 Academy Awards and was nicknamed the "Toastmaster General of the United States" because of numerous other moderations.

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Jack Benny

* 14. Februar 1894 in Chicago, Illinois;

† 26. Dezember 1974 in Los Angeles

was an American entertainer and actor. Through radio and television shows, he became one of the most popular American comedians of the 20th century. From 1932 to 1955 he was the star of various radio shows, the basic idea of which he transferred almost unchanged to television from 1950 to 1965. The content of each show was alleged preparations for the next show, in which Benny played an untalented, always grumpy presenter who was also extremely stingy. He used his alleged stinginess for a legendary appearance on the quiz show "The $64,000 Question" in 1955. After answering the first question correctly, he got up and walked away with his $64 prize. Shortly before his death he was offered one of the two leading roles in the film adaptation of the play "The Sunshine Boys" by Neil Simon. Benny's cancer prevented his acting, and Benny's longtime friend George Burns took over the role.

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Mary Livingstone

* June 25, 1905

† June 30, 1983,

was an American entertainer and actress. She was the wife and radio partner of comedian Jack Benny. She died of heart disease at her home on June 30, 1983 at the age of 78. Shortly before, she had received a visit from First Lady Nancy Reagan.

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Eddie Cantor

* 31. Januar 1892 in New York;

† 10. Oktober 1964 in Beverly Hills

was an American comedian, singer, actor, author, and songwriter. He was also known to Broadway, radio, and early television audiences as the Banjo Eyes because of his large brown eyes. In his very successful radio shows, he liked to tell private details from family life with his wife Ida and their five daughters. On October 10, 1964, Cantor suffered another heart attack and died in Beverly Hills.

arners closed the animation studio in 1963, Freleng founded the company DePatie-Freleng Enterprises with his business partner David H. DePatie, which produced film music and cartoons, including Pink Panther.

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Jeff Chandler

* 15. Dezember 1918 in Brooklyn, New York

17. Juni 1961 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

was a popular American film actor. In the 1950s, the 1.91 meter tall Chandler became a star in western and action films. He had his first leading role in 1948 as an Israeli freedom fighter in "Sword in the Desert". This was followed by an Oscar nomination for the role of Cochise in "The Broken Arrow" and further appearances as the legendary Apache chief in "The Battle of Apache Pass" and "Taza, Son of Cochise". Shortly after shooting "Breakthrough," Chandler died at the age of 42 from blood poisoning following a fracture operation.

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Michael Landon

* 31. Oktober 1936 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York

† 1. Juli 1991 in Malibu

was an American actor, screenwriter, television director, and television producer. He became world famous through his roles in television series as Little Joe Cartwright in "Bonanza" (1960s), as Charles Ingalls in "Our Small Farm" (1970/80s) and as Jonathan Smith in "An Angel on Earth" (1980s). ). Michael Landon died on July 1, 1991 at the age of 54.

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Lorne Green

* 12. Februar 1915 in Ottawa

11. September 1987 in Santa Monica, Vereinigte Staaten

was a Canadian actor. He became known worldwide for his role as Ben Cartwright in the television series "Bonanza". Even the great success with "Battlestar Galactica" as a series (1978-1980) could not build on that of Bonanza. His last role in the 1985 episode "The Apparition" of the television series "Angel on Earth" reunited him with his former Bonanza screen son, Michael Landon. Lorne Greene died of heart failure in September 1987 at the age of 72 after suffering from pneumonia.

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Dinah Shore

* 29. Februar 1916 in Winchester, Tennessee

24. Februar 1994 in Beverly Hills, Kalifornien

was an American singer, actress and golfer.

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Irving Wallace

* 19. März 1916 in Chicago, Illinois

29. Juni 1990 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

was an American bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His works are known for their wealth of ideas and careful research. He has sold over 250 million copies of his books worldwide.

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Max Factor Sr.

* 1870er Jahre in Zduńska Wola

30. August 1938 in Beverly Hills, Kalifornien

was a Polish-American cosmetics entrepreneur. In 1908 he moved to Los Angeles and founded Max Factor & Company. Starting in 1914, he developed special products for the local film industry that took into account the requirements that differed from those of the theater and quickly became famous as a beautician for the stars. He was the first to popularize the term "make-up". He created waterproof mascara, invented lip gloss in 1930 and pancake makeup in 1937.

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Max Factor Jr.

* August 18, 1904

† June 7, 1996

was an American businessman and President of Max Factor Cosmetics. After the death of his father in 1938, Frank Factor changed his name to Max Factor Jr. and, as president of the company, expanded the still private cosmetics company with family members. He was busy developing new products, most notably "Tru-Color," a smudge-proof lipstick that debuted in 1940.

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Hank Greenberg

* 1. Januar 1911 in New York, New York

4. September 1986 in Beverly Hills, Kalifornien

was an American baseball player in Major League Baseball. His nickname was Hammerin' Hank. In 1956 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. As of June 12, 1983, the Tigers no longer issue Greenberg's shirt number 5. On September 4, 1986, Hank Greenberg passed away at the age of 75.

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Sheldon Leonard

* 22. Februar 1907 in New York City

10. Januar 1997 in Beverly Hills

was an American film and television producer, director, screenwriter and actor. As an actor, Leonard specialized in supporting roles, especially gangsters or criminals, appearing in films such as "Isn't Life Beautiful?" (1946), To Have and Not To Have (1944) and Open Secret (1948). Sheldon Leonard's name inspired the writers of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory to choose the first names for the characters Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter because they are fans of his work. Leonard died at the age of 89.

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Eydie Gorme

* 16. August 1928 in New York City als Edith Garmezano

10. August 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada

was an American pop music singer. As a soloist and as a duet with her husband, Steve Lawrence, she released several successful records from the 1950s to the 1970s. She has received numerous Grammys for her recordings and television productions.

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Selma Diamond

* 5. August 1920 in Montréal, Québec

13. Mai 1985 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

was a Canadian actress and screenwriter. She has guest-starred on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show, and made her feature film debut in an off-screen speaking role in the comedy film Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad. Until the early 1980s she played mostly small supporting roles, only in 1984 did she have a larger supporting role in Steve Martin's comedy "Solo for 2". In the same year she got the role of the bailiff Selma Hacker in the sitcom "Harry's wondrous criminal court", which she played in the first two seasons of the series and through which she also became known in German-speaking countries. Diamond died of lung cancer in 1985.

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Allan Sherman

* 30. November 1924 in Chicago

20. November 1973 in Los Angeles

was an American musician, parodist, satirist and television producer. His greatest success was the song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh". Sherman is seen as a forerunner of other parodists like Weird Al Yankovic, who explicitly names him as the inspiration for his first album. From 1949 he appeared as a producer on various television series, such as "The Herb Shriner Show" (1949), "Masquerade Party" (1952) and "Hobby Lobby" (1959). Sherman died of emphysema in 1973 at the age of 48.

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Mark Goodson

* January 14, 1915

† December 18, 1992

was an American television producer who specialized in game shows with his business partner Bill Todman. Goodson died of pancreatic cancer on December 18, 1992 in New York City.

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Aaron Spelling

* 22. April 1923 in Dallas, Texas

23. Juni 2006 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

was an American film and television producer and actor. He produced over 200 series and films in his life, e.g. B. "Starsky & Hutch", "An American Family", "Charlie's Angels", "Love Boat", "Vegas", "Tough but Warm", "The Denver Clan", "T.J. Hooker", "Beverly Hills 90210", "Melrose Place", "A Heavenly Family" and "Charmed". This made him the world's most productive and successful television producer ever. On June 18, 2006, Spelling suffered a stroke from which he died five days later.

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Nell Carter

* 13. September 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama

23. Januar 2003 in Beverly Hills, Kalifornien

was an American actress and singer. She received a Tony Award for her role in the musical "Ain't Misbehavin" in 1978. She also received an Emmy Award in 1982 for her role in the television adaptation of Ain't Misbehavin. Carter has also appeared in various roles on US television. She is best known for playing housekeeper Nellie Ruth Harper on the television series Gimme a Break. Carter passed away on January 23, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Shelley Winters

* 18. August 1920 in East St. Louis

14. Januar 2006 in Beverly Hills

was an American actress. For her roles in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and in "Dreaming Lips" (1965) she received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Winters had other important film roles as the mother of the title character in Stanley Kubrick's film "Lolita" (1962) and alongside Michael Caine in the literary adaptation "The Seducer's Greetings" (1966). In 1972 she attracted attention in "The Poseidon Journey into Hell" with an underwater scene, which she mastered mostly without a double. Later, she was seen as the evil adoptive mother in the Disney film "Elliot, das Schmunzelmonster" (1977), and she also played Martin Balsam's wife in the Chuck Norris film "Delta Force". She has also appeared in numerous guest roles on US television, including a recurring role on the sitcom Roseanne. The actress died of heart failure on January 14, 2006 at the age of 85 at the Beverly Hills Rehabilitation Center after suffering a heart attack on October 14, 2005.

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Moe Howard

* 19. Juni 1897 in Bensonhurst, New York

4. Mai 1975 in Los Angeles

was the central character in the comedy troupe The Three Stooges.

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Mickey Cohen

* 4. September 1913 in Brownsville im Stadtteil Brooklyn von New York City

29. Juli 1976 in Los Angeles

was an American mobster. He was mainly active in Los Angeles from the 1930s to the 1970s. He became known for his collaboration with Bugsy Siegel in setting up the Flamingo hotel-casino in Las Vegas. With this project, the investment of mafia funds in the legal gambling business, which was not prohibited in Nevada, in contrast to other US states, began. Mickey Cohen spent his final years impoverished in a rented apartment in West Los Angeles. "Mickey" Cohen died in his sleep in 1976.

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Fritz Freleng

* 21. August 1906 in Kansas City

26. Mai 1995 in Los Angeles

was an American cartoonist and film producer. He was nominated for an Oscar five times and won four times. Freleng is best known for his work on the Looney Tunes, a series by Warner Bros. He introduced cartoon stars such as Dick Pig, Tweety Bird and Speedy Gonzales. After Warners closed the animation studio in 1963, Freleng founded DePatie-Freleng Enterprises with his business partner David H. DePatie, which produced film music and cartoons, including Pink Panther.

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Jan Murray

* 4. October 1916 in Bronx, New York

† 2. July 2006 in Beverly Hills, California

was an American actor. Murray has starred in episodes of many television comedy and drama series, including "Dr. Kildare", "The Lucy Show", "The Man from UNCLE", "The Name of the Game", "Love", "American Style", "Mannix", "Kolchak: The Night Stalker", "Fantasy Island", " The Fall Guy" and "Hardcastle". In 1977, he appeared in the final episode of the NBC situation comedy The Practice. Murray also occasionally starred in such films as Love and Desire (1963), Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1967), The Busy Body (1967), Tarzan and the Great River (1967), Thunder Alley (1967), A Man Called Dolch (1968), Which Way Forward? (1970), The Day Of The Wolves (1971), The Dream Merchants (1980 TV miniseries) and Mel Brooks "History of the World" (1981). For his achievements, Murray received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. He died on July 2, 2006 at the age of 89 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Gene Barry

* 14. Juni 1919 in New York City, New York

9. Dezember 2009 in Woodland Hills, Kalifornien

was an American actor. In 1968 he played the murderer in the first made-for-TV movie, Columbo. Thus he was the first murderer that Inspector Columbo was ever able to convict. He had other roles in: "Forty Guns", "Charlie's Angels", "Burke's Law". He died at the age of 90 on December 9, 2009.

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Cyd Charisse

* 8. März 1922 in Amarillo, Texas

17. Juni 2008 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

was an American dancer and film actress, best known for her roles in film musicals of the 1950s. She had her greatest successes as the partner of Fred Astaire in "Curtains Up" (1953) and "Silk Stockings" (1957) and of Gene Kelly in "Singin' In The Rain" (1952) and "Brigadoon" (1954). She also partnered with Marilyn Monroe in her last, unfinished film Something's Got to Give in 1962. Cyd Charisse died on June 17, 2008 in Los Angeles of complications from a heart attack.

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Tony Martin

* 25. Dezember 1913 in Oakland, Kalifornien

27. Juli 2012 in West Los Angeles, Kalifornien

was an American actor and singer who had great success between 1935 and 1960, especially as a singer in film musicals.

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Vic Morrow

* 14. Februar 1929 in New York City

23. Juli 1982 in Santa Clarita

was an American actor. In 1966, Morrow made his first film as a director and screenwriter, Deathwatch. In 1967 he had great success in the leading role in the television series "Combat". His second feature film followed in 1970 with "The Lonely One from the West". Until 1980 he directed individual episodes of various television series. In 1982, director John Landis gave him a chance to make a big screen comeback in the episodic film Twilight Zone: The Movie. An accident occurred during filming during a daring stunt in which Vic Morrow and two child actors were killed by a crashing helicopter.

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Leonard Nimoy

* 26. März 1931 in West End, Boston, Massachusetts

27. Februar 2015 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Kalifornien

war ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur, Filmproduzent, Autor, Musiker und Fotograf. Internationale Bekanntheit erlangte er mit Star Trek in der Rolle des Mr. Spock, in der er zwischen 1965 und 2013 mit Unterbrechungen über einen Zeitraum von fast fünfzig Jahren in Raumschiff Enterprise und mehreren darauf basierenden Film- und Fernsehproduktionen zu sehen war. Am 6. Februar 2014 erklärte Nimoy über Twitter, dass er an einer chronisch obstruktiven Lungenerkrankung (COPD) erkrankt sei; seinen 808.000 Followern bei Twitter riet er, mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören. Nimoy starb am 27. Februar 2015 in seinem Haus in Los Angeles an den Folgen seiner Lungenerkrankung im Alter von 83 Jahren.

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