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Oakwood Memorial Park

22601 Lassen St, Chatsworth, CA 91311

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Fred Astaire

* 10. Mai 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska

22. Juni 1987 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

was an American dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His career in film, television and theater spanned a total of 76 years. Together with Ginger Rogers he formed a world-famous screen couple in ten dance films. He is regarded as a formative figure in the development of dance and musical films. He was also particularly famous for his tap dance numbers. As Astaire grew older, his presence in cinema was limited to acting. In 1968 he appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's The Golden Rainbow alongside Petula Clark. In 1974, he rescued Jennifer Jones' cat in The Blazing Inferno. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fred Astaire was married to Phyllis Livingston Potter from 1933 until her death in 1954. The marriage was considered extremely happy. Fred Astaire died on June 22, 1987 at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia.

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Ginger Rogers

16. Juli 1911 in Independence, Missouri

† 25. April 1995 in Rancho Mirage, Kalifornien

was an American actress, dancer and singer. Together with Fred Astaire, she formed a world-famous screen couple in ten joint dance films. Although she acted primarily in comedies and musicals, Rogers was able to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her dramatic role in "Miss Kitty" (1940). In 1995, Ginger Rogers, a Christian Science member and Republican activist, died of a heart attack at her home in Rancho Mirage at the age of 83.

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Gloria Grahame

* 28. November 1923 in Los Angeles

5. Oktober 1981 in Manhattan, New York City

was an American actress. As a child, she began to act in theater and therefore broke off her school career early in order to go on tour with a theatre. She made it to New York's Broadway, where she was discovered for film by Hollywood producer Louis B. Mayer in the 1940s. She made her film debut in 1944. She first attracted attention in a supporting role in Frank Capra's "Isn't Life Beautiful?" (1946). In 1953 she received the trophy for her supporting role in "City of Illusions". After 1956, the success decreased significantly, mainly due to private problems. In the mid-1970s, Grahame was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died in 1981 at the age of 57 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan of complications from cancer combined with peritonitis.

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