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Inglewood Park Cemetery

720 E Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301

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Betty Grable

* 18. Dezember 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri

2. Juli 1973 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien

was an American actress and the most famous pin-up girl of the 1940s. From 1942 to 1951, Grable was continuously among the top 10 box office stars in the country, longer than any other female star. In 1943 she was even number 1. Only Doris Day was to succeed after her: in 1948 she became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood with an estimated annual income of $300,000. 20th Century Fox insured her legs for a million dollars, so in addition to the nickname "The Pin-Up Girl", she was now also entitled "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs". Used mostly in comedies, she showed surprising dramatic talent in 1942. By the onset of the 1950s, Grable was struggling not only with her weight, but also with the studio's new star, Marilyn Monroe. Both appeared side by side in "How to Make a Millionaire?" on. Grable was known for her humor, her friendly nature and a good deal of self-mockery. She died of lung cancer at the age of 56.

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Cesar Romero

* 15. Februar 1907 in New York City

1. Januar 1994 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien

was an American actor. He was able to sign a three-year contract with Universal Studios in the early 1930s, so he acted in films such as "The Thin Man", "The Devil is a Woman" and "Spies Don't Kiss". He was then recruited by Darryl F. Zanuck for 20th Century Fox, where he starred in such films as 'Recruit Willie Winkie', 'Six Fates' and 'The Captain of Castile'. He increasingly appeared in individual episodes of television series such as "Fantasy Island", "Love Boat" and "Mord ist ihr Hobby". His last major role was as Peter Stavros, husband of matriarch Angela Gioberti Channing, played by leading actress Jane Wyman, in the television series Falcon Crest, which he embodied for 51 episodes from 1985-1988. On January 1, 1994, Romero died of a thrombus at St. John's Hospital and Health Center. Romero is immortalized with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, recognizing his work in film and television.

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Ray Charles

* 23. September 1930 in Albany, Georgia

10. Juni 2004 in Beverly Hills, Kalifornien

was an American singer, songwriter and composer. His influence was style-defining for the development of rhythm and blues, blues, country and soul. In total he has sold around 90 million records. In the 1950s, Charles began using drugs while touring. In addition to alcohol and marijuana, he used heroin. This put him in the sights of drug enforcement. After being arrested for drug use in the 1950s and 1961, he was sentenced to a five-year suspended sentence in 1964. Then he went into rehab. He has lived without drugs since the late 1970s. Ray Charles died of liver cancer in 2004 at the age of 73 surrounded by family in Beverly Hills. He was buried on June 18, 2004 at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. BB King, Glen Campbell, Stevie Wonder and Wynton Marsalis played in his honor at the funeral.

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William Thomas

* 12. März 1931 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

10. Oktober 1980 ebenda

was an American child actor. The Afro-American became known above all as Buckwheat in the film series "The Little Rascals" in 93 films between 1934 and 1944. Later in life Thomas received many offers to work as a film or theater actor, but he himself had no interest in working as an actor again to work as an actor, mainly because the profession seemed too unstable and insecure. Nevertheless, he remained connected to the film business and worked successfully as a film technician and editor, including at Technicolor. Shortly before his death, Thomas attended an event hosted by the "Sons of the Desert Convention", Laurel and Hardy's fan club, along with other "Our Gang members" and received a standing ovation. He died of a heart attack in his apartment at the age of 49.

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