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"Pal Joey" Actress & Singer Vivienne Segal 1992 Westwood Village Cemetery


Vivienne Sonia Segal (April 19, 1897 – December 29, 1992) was an American actress and singer.[1]


Early years

Segal was born on April 19, 1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the elder daughter of Jewish parents, Bernard Segal (a physician) and Paula (née Hahn) Segal, who encouraged Vivienne and her sister, Louise, to seek careers in show business.[2] Her obituary in The Guardian reported that her father "underwrote a local opera company in order to give her the chance to sing."[3]


Career

Segal's career began when she was 15 years old and began performing with the Philadelphia Operatic Society.[4] Her Broadway debut came in The Blue Paradise (1915),[5] a production that was underwritten by her father.[3] In 1924 and 1925, she was a member of the Ziegfeld Follies.[6] She was also a performer on the CBS Radio program Accordiana in 1934.[7]


Segal may be best remembered for creating the role of Vera Simpson in Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's Pal Joey and introducing the song "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered." Pal Joey opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre December 25, 1940, with a cast that included Gene Kelly and June Havoc.[8] She also starred as Morgan LeFay in the Rodgers and Hart revival of A Connecticut Yankee in 1942.[9] One of Lorenz Hart's last songs, "To Keep My Love Alive," was written specifically for her in this show.[3]


Since the 1940 Pal Joey production went unrecorded, a studio cast was assembled in 1950 to record the musical. In 2003, this recording was reissued on CD by Columbia Broadway Masterworks in a release featuring the full show's numbers plus two bonus tracks: Harold Lang singing "I Could Write a Book" (from the CBS TV show Shower of Stars) and Segal singing "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" on the CBS Radio show Stage Struck, interviewed by Mike Wallace recalling Hart's promise to write her a show.[10] In 1952, she played in Pal Joey again, when it was revived on Broadway.[2]


Vivienne Segal retired from acting in 1966 following a guest appearance on Perry Mason as Pauline Thorsen in "The Case of the Tsarina's Tiara."

Marriages

Segal and actor Robert Ames eloped in 1923; they divorced in 1926.[2] In 1950, she married television executive Hubbell Robinson, Jr.[1] Both unions were childless.[11]


Death

Segal died in Beverly Hills, California of heart failure on December 29, 1992, aged 95.[1] Her ashes were scattered in the Rose Garden at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.


Recognition

In 1952, Segal received a Donaldson Award in the Best Performance-Actress (Musical Division) category for her performance in the revival of Pal Joey.[12]

Musical theater

1915 The Blue Paradise
1917 My Lady's Glove
1917 Miss 1917
1918 Oh, Lady! Lady!!
1919 The Little Whopper
1921 A Dangerous Maid (as a replacement)
1922 The Yankee Princess
1923 Adrienne
1924 Ziegfeld Follies
1925 Ziegfeld Follies
1925 Florida Girl
1926 Castles in the Air
1926 The Desert Song
1928 The Three Musketeers


1931 The Chocolate Soldier


1938 I Married an Angel


1940 Pal Joey


1943 A Connecticut Yankee Broadway revival

1947 Music in My Heart
1950 Great to Be Alive!
1952 Pal Joey Broadway revival

Films

Year Title Role Notes

1929 Will You Remember? Short.


1930 Song of the West Virginia Filmed in two-color Technicolor. Lost film.


1930 Bride of the Regiment Countess Anna-Marie Filmed in two-color Technicolor. Lost film.


1930 Golden Dawn Dawn Filmed in two-color Technicolor. Survives in black and white.


1930 Viennese Nights Elsa Hofner Filmed in two-color Technicolor. Survives in color.

1933 Fifi Fifi Short.
1934 The Cat and the Fiddle Odette Filmed in black and white with Technicolor finale.
1934 Soup for Nuts Prima Donna Short.


References

1. William Grimes (December 30, 1992). "Vivienne Segal, 95, a Stage Star In Roles Sweet to Cynical, Is Dead". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-07. Vivienne Segal, a musical-comedy star who appeared on Broadway in 'The Desert Song,' 'No, No, Nanette,' and 'Pal Joey,' died yesterday in Los Angeles. She was 95 years old and lived in Beverly Hills. She died of heart failure, said Robert Sidney, a friend. ...
2. Stark, Bonnie Rothbart. "Vivienne Segal". Encyclopedia. Jewish Women's Archive. 
3. Harris, Dale (2 January 1993). "Unbothered and bewitching". The Guardian. England, London. p. 24. 
4. "Star Quits 'Goody' Types". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. 2 January 1940. p. 20 - Part I. 
5. "Vivienne Segal". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 19 December 2017. 
6. "Vivienne Segal". Masterworks Broadway. Archived from the original on 19 December 2017. 
7. Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition, Volume 1. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4. P. 11.
8. "Playbill". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. 
9. Suskin, Steven (1990). Opening Night on Broadway: A Critical Quotebook of the Golden Era of the Musical Theatre. New York: Schrimmer Books, pp. 154–157. ISBN 0-02-872625-1.
10. http://www.lorenzhart.org/disco_joey1950.htm
11. Grimes, William (30 December 1992). "Vivienne Segal, 95, a Stage Star In Roles Sweet to Cynical, Is Dead" – via NYTimes.com.
12 "The Winners of the 9th Annual Donaldson Awards 1951-1" (PDF). Billboard. June 21, 1952. p. 47. 


Sources

Sies, Luther F. Encyclopedia of American Radio: 1920-1960. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2000. ISBN 0-7864-0452-3


"77 Sunset Strip" Director & Broadway Composer Mark Sandrich Jr. 1995 Westwood Village Cemetery

Mark Rex Sandrich Jr. ( January 2, 1928 - December 2, 1995) was a Director and an Assistant Director. He was born in Hollywood, the son of director Mark R. Sandrich and the older brother of director/producer Jay Sandrich.. He married actress Vanessa Brown and fathered two children: daughter Cathy Sandrich Gelfond (born in 1961) and son David Sandrich (born in 1964).

In addition to his film and television work, Mark Sandrich Jr. composed the Broadway musical Ben Franklin in Paris, which ran from October 27, 1964 to May 1, 1965) at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City.


Mark Sandrich Jr. died at the age of 67 and his ashes are interred in the Rose Garden at Westwood Village Cemetery in  Los Angeles, California.

IMDB Filmography

Director

1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series) (4 episodes)

    - The Fabulous Flopper (1961)

    - Baubles and Bullets (1961)

    - The Tunnel (1961)

    - Key Man (1961)

1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series) (1 episode)

    - Murder, My Darling (1960)

1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (7 episodes)

    - The Kahuna Curtain (1960)

    - White Pigeon Ticket (1960)

    - Sea Fire (1960)

    - Dead Ringer (1960)

    - Typhoon (1960)

    - Kim Quixote (1960)

    - Birthday Boy (1960)

1959-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (3 episodes)

    - The Negotiable Blonde (1960)

    - Thanks for Tomorrow (1959)

    - Abra-Cadaver (1959)

1959-1960 Lawman (TV Series) (3 episodes)

    - The Swamper (1960)

    - The Friend (1959)

    - The Conclave (1959)

1957-1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series) (6 episodes)

    - Design for Murder (1959)

    - Snow Queen (1958)

    - One Foot in the Grave (1958)

    - Chinese Honeymoon (1958)

    - Venus of Park Avenue (1957)

    - The Chess Player (1957)

1958-1959 M Squad (TV Series) (2 episodes)

    - The Baited Hook (1959)

    - Prescription for Murder (1958)

1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series) (1 episode)

    - The Vicec Story (1959)

1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)

    - Welcome Home a Stranger (1959)

Producer 

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes, 1958) (associate producer - 2 episodes, 1957)

    - Short Haul (1958) ... (producer)

    - Pension Plan (1958) ... (producer)

    - Juvenile Jacket (1958) ... (producer)

    - The George Dale Case (1958) ... (producer)

    - A Cup of Black Coffee (1958) ... (producer)

    - Rodeo (1958) ... (producer)

    - Chinese Honeymoon (1958) ... (producer)

    - The Ed Church Case (1958) ... (producer)

    - Arson (1958) ... (producer)

    - Double Jeopardy (1958) ... (producer)

    - The Payoff (1958) ... (producer)

    - The Dark Horse (1958) ... (producer)

    - The Space Society (1958) ... (producer)

    - Picture of Fear (1957) ... (associate producer)

    - Custody (1957) ... (associate producer)

Writer 

General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1961)

    - Tippy-Top (1961) ... (story) / (teleplay)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (34 credits)

1982 Square Pegs (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)

    - A Simple Attachment (1982) ... (first assistant director)

1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series) (first assistant director - 6 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (assistant director - 6 episodes, 1977) 

    - Honor Thy Elders (1980) ... (first assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - For the Benefit of My Patients (1979) ... (first assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Nowhere to Run (1979) ... (first assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Mode of Death (1979) ... (first assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Sweet Land of Liberty (1979) ... (first assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - By the Death of a Child (1979) ... (first assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - A Dead Man's Truth (1977) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Valleyview (1977) ... (assistant director)

    - An Unfriendly Radiance (1977) ... (assistant director)

    - The Hot Dog Murder (1977) ... (assistant director)

    - Hit and Run at Danny's (1977) ... (assistant director)

    - Visitors in Paradise (1977) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)

    - Target for a Wedding (1979) ... (first assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1976-1978 Columbo (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)

    - Make Me a Perfect Murder (1978) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Fade in to Murder (1976) ... (assistant director)

1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)

    - Which One Is Jaime? (1978) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1977-1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)

    - The Lady on Thursday at Ten (1978) ... (assistant director)

    - Nancy Drew's Love Match (1977) ... (assistant director)

1977 McCloud (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)

    - McCloud Meets Dracula (1977) ... (assistant director)

1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)

    - All Bets Off (1976) ... (assistant director)

1976 Good Heavens (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)

    - Funny Fellow (1976) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - The Big Break (1976) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1973-1975 Kojak (TV Series) (assistant director - 3 episodes)

    - No Immunity for Murder (1975) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - One for the Morgue (1973) ... (assistant director)

    - Web of Death (1973) ... (assistant director)

1975 The Family Nobody Wanted (TV Movie) (assistant director)

1974 Killdozer (TV Movie) (assistant director)

1974 Skyway to Death (TV Movie) (assistant director)

1973 The Mack (assistant director - uncredited)

1973 Starbird and Sweet William (assistant director)

1973 Walking Tall (second assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1972 The Other (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1971 The Gatling Gun (assistant director)

1970 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)

    - The Secret Box (1970) ... (assistant director)

    - The Promise (1970) ... (assistant director)

1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)

    - Point of Honor (1970) ... (assistant director)

1970 Mir hat es immer Spaß gemacht (assistant director)

1969 Room 222 (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)

    - Richie's Story (1969) ... (assistant director)

1968-1969 Bewitched (TV Series) (assistant director - 11 episodes)

    - The Battle of Burning Oak (1969) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Weep No More My Willow (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Samantha Fights City Hall (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Is It Magic or Imagination? (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Samantha's French Pastry (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Darrin Gone! and Forgotten? (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Samantha on the Keyboard (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Samantha Goes South for a Spell (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Samantha's Wedding Present (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1966-1968 Batman (TV Series) (assistant director - 6 episodes)

    - The Joker's Flying Saucer (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Louie's Lethal Lilac Time (1968) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Give 'Em the Axe (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - The Ring of Wax (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Batman Stands Pat (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - The Thirteenth Hat (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)

    - The Rape of Lucrece (1968) ... (assistant director)

1966-1967 I Spy (TV Series) (assistant director - 8 episodes)

    - Casanova from Canarsie (1967) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Night Train to Madrid (1967) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Child Out of Time (1967) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Tonia (1967) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Father Abraham (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Little Boy Lost (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - To Florence with Love: Part 2 (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - To Florence with Love: Part 1 (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)

    - The Short Tail Spy (1966) ... (assistant director)

1966 The Monkees (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)

    - The Spy Who Came in from the Cool (1966) ... (assistant director)

    - Monkee See, Monkee Die (1966) ... (assistant director)

1966 Gidget (TV Series) (assistant director - 5 episodes)

    - Independence: Gidget Style (1966) ... (assistant director)

    - Love and the Single Gidget (1966) ... (assistant director)

    - Ring-a-Ding-Dingbat (1966) ... (assistant director)

    - Operation Shaggy Dog (1966) ... (assistant director)

    - We Got Each Other (1966) ... (assistant director)

1966 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)

    - The Lamb Who Hunted Wolves: Part 2 (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - The Lamb Who Hunted Wolves: Part 1 (1966) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1956-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (assistant director - 9 episodes)

    - Mission for Tonto (1957) ... (assistant director)

    - Code of Honor (1957) ... (assistant director)

    - Christmas Story (1956) ... (assistant director)

    - The Twisted Track (1956) ... (assistant director)

    - Hot Spell in Panamint (1956) ... (assistant director)

    - Quicksand (1956) ... (assistant director)

    - The Cross of Santo Domingo (1956) ... (assistant director)

    - The Counterfeit Mask (1956) ... (assistant director)

    - The Wooden Rifle (1956) ... (assistant director)

1955-1956 Jungle Jim (TV Series) (assistant director - 2 episodes)

    - The Code of the Jungle (1956) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

    - Precious Cargo (1955) ... (assistant director - as Mark Sandrich)

1955 Kiss Me Deadly (assistant director - uncredited)

1955 Marty (assistant director - uncredited)

Soundtrack 

2018 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)

    - Simone (2018) ... (writer: "You're In Paris")

1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)

    - Tippy-Top (1961) ... (writer: "Tippy-Top," "What Do You Suppose?," "You Can't Run Away From A Problem," "Tippy And Me")

Production manager 

1980 The Aliens Are Coming (TV Movie) (production manager - as Mark Sandrich)



"Irma la Douce" Actor & Broadway Baritone Bruce Yarnell 1973 San Fernando Mission Cemetery

Bruce Yarnell (December 28, 1935 – November 30, 1973), was an actor known for Bonanza (1959), Outlaws (1961-1962), Irma la Douce (1963), and The Legend of Robin Hood (1968).

Yarnell was born in Los Angeles, California as Bruce Altomari Yarnell to Harold Earl Yarnell and Marie Frances Altomari. He was the brother of Lorene Yarnell Jansson and Richard Yarnell. He was a graduate of Hollywood High School. 

Baritone Yarnell debuted on Broadway in the musical "The Happiest Girl in the World." He appeared on stage as Curly in "Oklahoma!," Billy Bigelow in "Carousel," Petruchio in "Kiss Me Kate," and Frank Butler in a Broadway revival of "Annie Get Your Gun" starring Ethel Merman.

Once was a regular featured vocalist for the Earl Carroll's Theater nightclub on Sunset and Vine in L.A. He sang baritone roles at the San Francisco Opera from 1971 until his death.

On November 30, 1973, Bruce was at the controls of his small-craft private plane when it crashed into the Santa Monica Mountains shortly after taking off from LAX. He was on his way to perform at the San Francisco Opera Company. Both Bruce and two passengers, David and Teri Wirsching, were killed.

Bruce Yarnell was married first to Frances L. Chadwick (1957-1971) and then to singer and voice teacher Joan Patenaude (from 1972 until his death). His widow began the Bruce Yarnell Scholarship in his name, to award young baritones, and presides as one of the judges.

Bruce Yarnell is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California. 




Filmography

Actor

 1968 The Road Hustlers Matt Reedy

 1968 The Legend of Robin Hood (TV Series) Little John

    - Episode dated 18 February 1968 (1968) ... Little John

 1967 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie) Frank Butler

 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series) Corporal Evans

    - Pilot (1966) ... Corporal Evans

 1966 Good Old Days (TV Short) Slag

 1966 My Brother the Angel (TV Series) Ezra

    - Wash You Were Here (1966) ... Ezra

 1965 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series) Captain Jeb Winslow

    - Happiness Is a Warm Sergeant (1965) ... Captain Jeb Winslow

 1964-1965 Bonanza (TV Series) Muley Jones

    - Hound Dog (1965) ... Muley Jones

    - The Saga of Muley Jones (1964) ... Muley Jones

 1963 Irma la Douce Hippolyte

 1963 Wide Country (TV Series) Tom Kidwell

    - The Lucky Punch (1963) ... Tom Kidwell

 1961-1962 Outlaws (TV Series) Deputy Marshal Chalk Breeson / Deputy Chalk Breeson / Deputy Chuck Breeson

    - All in a Day's Work (1962) ... Deputy Marshal Chalk Breeson

    - Charge aka Outpost (1962) ... Deputy Chalk Breeson

    - Farewell Performance (1962) ... Deputy Marshal Chalk Breeson

    - Ride the Man Down (1962) ... Deputy Marshal Chalk Breeson

    - No More Horses (1962) ... Deputy Marshal Chalk Breeson

 Soundtrack

 2000 The Next Best Thing (performer: "They Say It's Wonderful")

 1964-1965 Bonanza (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)

    - Hound Dog (1965) ... (performer: "Hound Dog Song")

    - The Saga of Muley Jones (1964) ... (performer: "Wait For The Wagon" (1851), "Beautiful Dreamer," "Listen To the Mockingbird," "Sourwood Mountain," "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms")

 1963 Wide Country (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)

    - The Lucky Punch (1963) ... (performer: "Aura Lee," "Wait for the Wagon")

 Self  

 1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series) Self

    - Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Walter Slezak, Don Adams, Noel Harrison (1968) ... Self (uncredited)

 1966 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) Self - Singer

    - Christmas Through the Ages (1966) ... Self - Singer

 1966 The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie) Self

 1962 The Tonight Show (TV Series) Self - Actor

    - Episode #1.87 (1962) ... Self - Actor

    - Episode #1.20 (1962) ... Self - Actor

 1962 The Tonight Show Starring Jack Parr (TV Series) Self

    - Episode #5.131 (1962) ... Self

 1962 Here's Hollywood (TV Series) Self

    - Episode #2.106 (1962) ... Self



Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Marlene Rasnick(January 2, 1944 - November 18, 2001) was an actress who specialized in improvisational theater and co-founded the Public Works Improvisational Theatre in 1973. 

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Rasnick was born in Los Angeles on January 2, 1944 and married Lee Boek in 1977.

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Her credits include Alien Force (1996) 

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

and Under the Skin (1997).

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Rasnick was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997 and became a spokeswoman for the medicinal use of marijuana. 

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Marlene Rasnick died on November 18, 2001 in Los Angeles of ovarian cancer.  She is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. 

Improv Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery


"Jesus Christ Superstar" Actor Barry Dennen 2017 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Barry Dennen (February 22, 1938 – September 26, 2017) was an American actor, singer, voice actor, and writer. He played Pontius Pilate on the original recording and later in the film of Jesus Christ Superstar.[1]

Life and career

Dennen was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1938. In New York City from 1960 to 1963, he had a relationship with Barbra Streisand. They lived together for a year, during which time he helped her develop the nightclub act that began her successful career as a singer and actress.[2]

He moved to London for 15 years and in 1968 landed the starring role of the master of ceremonies in the London version of Cabaret. In 1970, he played Pontius Pilate on the album of Jesus Christ Superstar, and he played the same role in the Broadway production (1971). In the same year, he played Mendel in Norman Jewison's film of Fiddler on the Roof. According to Dennen's website, he suggested to Jewison that he direct a film version of Jesus Christ Superstar. Jewison did so, and Dennen played Pilate again (1973).

Dennen also played a variety of small parts on American television shows including: Batman, Galtar and the Golden Lance, Tales from the Darkside, and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, and films, such as Madhouse (1974), Brannigan (1975), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), The Shining (1980), Ragtime (1981), Trading Places (1983), Superman III (1983), Twin Sitters (1994), and Titanic (1997). He also played auto dealer Irwin Lapsey in Shock Treatment (1981), the sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1982, Dennen played the role of Buddy in the TV adaptation of Beau Geste.

Dennen also ventured into voice acting. He portrayed the Chamberlain SkekSil in The Dark Crystal (1982) as well as Tulku in The Shadow (1994). He also did voice work on cartoons such as DuckTales, Batman: The Animated Series, The Pirates of Dark Water, Animaniacs, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He also did voices for many video games, including Fatman in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Master Li in Jade Empire, Police Chief Bogen in Grim Fandango, Mimir in the video game Too Human, Dean Domino in Fallout: New Vegas expansion "Dead Money," The Dark One in The Mark of Kri, the Kangxi Emperor in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, Benedict Burgess Batteric III in Infinity Blade III, Chaos Knight, Phantom Lancer, and Rubick in Dota 2, and the venerable Odo and meister Glimmerheim in Dungeon Siege III.

In 1984 Dennen wrote the lyrics for a children's musical revue, Wanna Play?!, which was produced in Kansas City and later produced on television twice. The show, written with writer Linda Bergman and composer Jeff Rizzo, is licensed by Samuel French. He wrote the screenplay for an episode of Amazing Stories titled "The Secret Cinema" (1985) and cowrote an episode of The Comic Strip Presents... titled "Demonella" (1993). His autobiographical book, My Life With Barbra: A Love Story (1997), deals with their relationship and with his gradual realization that he was gay.[3]



Death

In June 2017, Dennen suffered a fall in his Burbank home and required hospital care. He never fully recovered and died on September 26. His brother is Lyle Dennen.[4][5]

Barry Dennen is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. 



Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes

1970 The Juggler of Notre Dame The Juggler

1971 Fiddler on the Roof Mendel

1973 Jesus Christ Superstar Pontius Pilate

1974 Madhouse Gerry Blount

1975 Brannigan Julian

1976        The Monster Squad    Mr. Mephisto

1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie Claude LaMont Segment "High Adventure"

1978 Rabbit Test Mad Bomber

1980 The Shining Watson

1981 Shock Treatment Irwin Lapsey

1981 Ragtime Stage Manager

1982 The Dark Crystal Chamberlain / Podling Voice[6]

1983 Trading Places Demitri

1983 Superman III Dr. McClean

1984 Memed, My Hawk Hikmet

1984 Not for Publication

1991 Liquid Dreams The Major

1994 Clifford Terry the Pterodactyl

1994 The Shadow Tulku Voice, Uncredited

1994 Twin Sitters Thomas

1997 Titanic Praying Man

2003 Manhood Singing Groom

2014 Heavenly Sword Flying Fox / Prophet Takashi Voice[6]

2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Defense Advisor Voice, Direct-to-video[6]

2016 Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival Heaven's Denizen Uncredited

Television

Year Title Role Notes Source

1968 Batman Fred 2 Episodes

1987 Tales from the Darkside Aldo the Puppeteer Ep. "No Strings"

1992 Batman: The Animated Series Shadow Agent (voice) Ep. "Off Balance" [6]

1993 Animaniacs Czar (voice) Ep. "Pavlov's Mice"

1999 Batman Beyond Captain (voice) Ep. "Disappearing Inque" [6]

2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Gepetto, Blubbery Joe, Salesperson (voice) 2 Episodes

2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender General Sung, Additional Voices 2 Episodes [6]

2010 The Dalton's Jack Dalton, Peabody (voice) Ep. "Cowed" [6]

2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars King Ramsis Dendup, Citizen, Rebel (voice) 3 Episodes

2013 Mad Shifu, Gatored Community Announcer Ep. "POblivion/Umbrellamentary"

2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Mandarin (voice) [6]

Video games

Year Title Role Notes Source

1995 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom Melek

1998 Grim Fandango Chief Bogen, 1st Thunder Boy, Blue Casket's Waiter [6]

1999 Star Trek: Hidden Evil Adm. Ratok

2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Fatman English Dub [6]

2002 Star Trek: Bridge Commander Gul Oden, Captain Terrik

2002 The Mark of Kri The Dark One [6]

2003 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Vizier [6]

2005 Jade Empire Master Li

2005 Fantastic Four Mole Man

2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Crime Scene Tech, George Bennett, Frederick Grant, others

2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth Additional Voices

2008 Too Human Mimir

2009 Dragon Age: Origins Uldred, Rogek, Senior Enchanter Torrin

2010 Fallout: New Vegas Dean Domino Dead Money DLC [6]

2011 White Knight Chronicles II Lorias [6]

2011 Dungeon Siege III The Venerable Odo, Mayor Moritz Grimmelhaus, Additional Voices

2012 Darksiders II The Chancellor, Eternal Throne Guard 2, Human Soul 2 [6]

2013 Dota 2 Chaos Knight, Phantom Lancer, Rubick [7]

2013 Infinity Blade III Benedict Burgess Batteric III

2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Poltae Headman English Dub

2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Additional Voices [6]

2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Commandant English Dub [6]

2016 World of Warcraft: Legion

References

1. Donald P. McClarey. "Screen Pilates: Barry Dennen." The American Catholic. Retrieved 13 November 2016.

2. William J. Mann (16 December 2012). "The Gays Behind Barbra (And Nearly Every Other Gay Icon)." Huffington Post. Retrieved 13 November 2016.

3. Dennen, Barry (1997), My Life with Barbra: A Love Story, Prometheus Books, ISBN 1-57392-160-2

4. Ramos, Dino-Ray; Gerard, Jeremy (September 26, 2017). "Barry Dennen Dies: 'Jesus Christ Superstar's Pilate And Barbra Streisand Mentor Was 79." Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 27, 2017.

5. Geier, Thom (September 26, 2017). "Barry Dennen, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Actor and Barbra Streisand Ex, Dies at 79." thewrap.com. Retrieved September 27, 2017.

6. "Behind the Voice Actors – Barry Dennen." Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved August 17, 2019.

7. Valve (2013-07-09). Dota 2 (PC). Valve.


L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

Obituary published in Los Angeles Times on Sep. 22, 2015

Jimmy Getzoff (December 3, 1921 - September 20, 2015) passed away peacefully in his home in Marina del Rey. Jimmy was a child prodigy, giving his first concert at the age of 6. At the age of 18 he became the youngest member of the L.A. Philharmonic. He continued his symphonic work as concertmaster of the Glendale Symphony under Carmen Dragon for 25 years. The bulk of his work, however, was working commercially in Hollywood. He worked as violinist or concertmaster at all of the major motion picture studios. He has been concertmaster for Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streiand, the Carpenters, David Gates, and Neil Diamond, among many others. He worked with top Hollywood arranger/conductors including Nelson Riddle, Van Alexander, Billy May, Tom Newman, Steve Dorff, Don Costa, Ralph Carmichael, and Marty Paitch. Jimmy Getzoff was a major figure in the Hollywood musical community, highly respected and well liked by his colleagues. He set a goal to experience all the musical challenges that Hollywood had to offer and he can say he did it all. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Paula Getzoff of 44 years, his daughter and husband Janice and Jeffrey Rakoff, his grandchildren David and Lea Rakoff, and Anne and David Kressel, nieces and nephews, wonderful caregivers and many friends. Services will be held on Thursday, September 24th at Hillside Memorial Cemetery at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.


L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery


JIMMY GETZOFF METACRITIC BIOGRAPHY

Metacritic Biography: James Getzoff

Brilliant Hollywood violinist, James Getzoff, known to his fans and colleagues as "Jimmy," is a veteran member of one of the world's most distinguished groups of musical artists – the concertmasters and violin soloists of the Hollywood Studios. This very small circle of virtuoso violinists are the equal of our great concert artists, but choose a world of relative anonymity in exchange for the tremendous variety of musical experiences that Hollywood offers. 

Like many virtuosos, Jimmy was a child prodigy. He did not come from a musical family, but when he was four years old a neighbor's violin playing fascinated him. On a whim, the neighbor suggested that Jimmy try it out. Miraculously, he was able to produce quite a credible tone and play a melody. Soon, the family discovered he had perfect pitch and figured that music might be his future. He took lessons and by age seven was presented in recital. Jimmy played in various amateur orchestras and entered a contest to win the opportunity of studying with the famous Los Angeles Philharmonic Violinist and teacher Bonislaw Gimpel. At age 18, he became the youngest member ever to win a position with the Philharmonic. 

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

Jimmy was on his way to what promised to be a big career in the classical music world; however, having been born and raised in Los Angeles, he was fascinated by the wider world of music in films, radio, television, and recordings. He set a goal to become one of the legendary Hollywood concertmasters. His first opportunity came when a Capitol Records producer heard him play at a symphony concert and recommended him for a record date. Recording work requires both flexibility and nerves of steel. He proved himself and quickly got into the group of "First Call" players who are in constant demand. 

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

Carmen Dragon

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

Jimmy continued his symphonic work as concertmaster of the Glendale Symphony under Carmen Dragon for 25 years, appearing as soloist in many concerts at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. With symphony and recording orchestras, he has played under conductors Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein, Eric Leinsdorf, Sir Thomas Beecham and Zubin Mehta. He recorded the nine Beethoven symphonies under Bruno Walter and The Firebird under Igor Stravinsky

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

The bulk of his work, however, was in the highly demanding and exacting commercial world of Hollywood. He was under contract with Paramount Pictures for ten years. Jimmy also worked as violinist or concertmaster on major motion pictures at Universal, MGM and 20th Century Fox as well as many independent studios working with such picture scoring giants as Franz Waxman, Bernard Hermann, Alfred Newman, Victor Young, Maurice Jarre, David Raksin, Miklos Rosza, Lalo Schifrin, Dimitri Tiomkin, Jerry Goldsmith, and Johnny Green. 

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

In the recording world he has been concertmaster for Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, the Carpenters, Bing Crosby, David Gates, and Neil Diamond among many others. He has worked with the top Hollywood arranger/conductors including Percy Faith, Nelson Riddle, Van Alexander, Billy May, Frank De Vol, David Rose, Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, Jeff Alexander, Ralph Carmichael, Nick Perito, and Marty Paich. 

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

Although the public has heard Jimmy's violin countless times, his work has been behind the scenes with the exception of 1959 and 1961 when he was concertmaster of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra on television and was featured on a popular recording of violin solos from the show. He later was concertmaster for many television specials including Dean Martin, Carol Burnett and the Carpenters. He enjoyed the excitement of live television as well as making recordings in the days when the star vocalist would be right in the studio working with the orchestra. 

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

Jimmy's violinist hero is Jascha Heifetz. Heifetz heard Jimmy play when he was 16 years old and wrote a very complimentary letter. Many years later at a dinner gathering Heifetz asked, "Do you still practice?" Jimmy laughed, "I have to. I have a mother who still thinks I play better than you do." His choice to opt for variety in music has been a fulfilling one. He says, "I prefer classical music when I am listening just for enjoyment (his favorite composer is Brahms), but I also enjoy people like Streisand and Linda Ronstadt. What I deal with is music. Anything that is enjoyable doesn't need categories or labels – it's all good and important." 

Jimmy's avocation is boating. He has been the owner of a 36 ft. Uniflight boat named Symphony at Sea. He often practiced the violin onboard, "That way, Symphony at Sea means something really special." Jimmy lives with his wife of 40 years, Paula, near the beach in Southern California. James Getzoff has become a major figure in the Hollywood musical community, highly respected and well liked by his colleagues. When still a teenager, he set a goal to experience all the musical challenges that Hollywood had to offer and now looking back he can say that he Did It All.

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

IMDB Filmography

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1988 Street of Dreams (TV Movie) (music consultant - as Jimmy Getzoff)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1988 Whisper Kill (TV Movie) (music consultant - as Jimmy Getzoff)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1987 Black Widow (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1964 The Carpetbaggers (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1964 Seven Days in May (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1962 Who's Got the Action? (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1961 The Comancheros (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1961 The Pleasure of His Company (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1961 Master of the World (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1960 Visit to a Small Planet (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1958 The Geisha Boy (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1958 The Matchmaker (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

 1958 Hot Spell (musician: violin - uncredited)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

Thanks 

 2007 Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery

Self 

 1961 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series)

- A Salute to World War I Veterans (1961) ... Self

- Episode #6.44 (1961) ... Self

- A Musical Welcome to Summer (1961) ... Self - violinist

- Episode #6.32 (1961) ... Self

- Episode #6.19 (1961) ... Self - violinist

L.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery


"The Morning After" Songwriter Joel Hirschhorn 2005 Valley Oaks Cemetery

Joel Hirschhorn (December 18, 1937 – September 17, 2005) was an American songwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the theme songs "The Morning After" from "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972) and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from "The Towering Inferno" (1974). He also wrote songs for a number of musicians, including Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison. 

Hirschhorn was born in the Bronx and attended the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan. After graduating, Hirschhorn became a regular performer on New York's nightclub circuit, both as a solo singer and as a member of the rock & roll band, The Highlighters.

During the mid-1960s, Hirschhorn branched out into writing film soundtracks. The first score he wrote was for Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965), which was directed by his friend Joseph Cates. He worked with Cates again the following year in The Fat Spy. However, the film was received so badly that Hirschhorn struggled to find work in Hollywood for years afterwards.

Hirschhorn, along with songwriting partner Al Kasha, did not work on another film until 1970's The Cheyenne Social Club, which was directed by Gene Kelly. 

It was the pair's next effort, for The Poseidon Adventure (1972), that really made their name. "The Morning After," a song they wrote in a single evening, won them their first Oscar and also topped the Billboard chart.

The Towering Inferno (1974) provided Hirschhorn and Kasha with their second Oscars, this time for the "We May Never Love Like This Again." Following this success, the pair received two further Oscar nominations, both for their work on Pete's Dragon (1977).


Hirschhorn and Kasha continued to work together until the late 1990s, their final collaboration being Rescue Me (1992). The pair also worked together on Broadway musicals, receiving Tony Award for Best Original Score nominations for both Copperfield and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. 

Late in his career, Hirschhorn began writing. His work includes The Complete Idiot's Guide to Songwriting, which was first published in 2001. He was also a theatre critic for Variety from 1999 until his death from a heart attack in 2005. 

"Hirschhorn, who lived in Agoura Hills, died early Sunday of a heart attack at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, his wife, documentary producer Jennifer Carter Hirschhorn, said Monday. She said Hirschhorn had fallen Friday night and broken his shoulder."

- L.A. Times

Joel Hirschhorn is buried at Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California. 


"Revenge of the Creature" Actress Lori Nelson 1933-2020 Memorial Video



Lori Nelson (born Dixie Kay Nelson; August 15, 1933 – August 23, 2020) was an American actress and model mostly active in the 1950s and early 1960s. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the TV series How to Marry a Millionaire and the films Revenge of the Creature, All I Desire, and I Died a Thousand Times.[1]


Early life

Born Dixie Kay Nelson in Santa Fe, New Mexico,[2] Nelson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Nelson.[3] She was the great-grandniece of John J. Pershing. She began her career at the age of 2 appearing in local theater productions.[2] When she was 4 years old, her family moved to Encino, California. At the age of 5, she won the title of "Little Miss America."[4] During her childhood, she toured veterans' hospitals entertaining patients,[2] acted in productions of little theaters, and modeled for photographers.[5]


At age 7, Nelson contracted rheumatic fever which left her bedridden for four years. After she recovered, she returned to pageants and won the title of Miss Encino at age 17.[6][7] After graduating from Canoga Park High School, Nelson worked as a model.[8]


Career

In 1950, she was signed to a 7-year contract with Universal-International[9] after a studio scout saw her performing in a little theater production.[4] She made her film debut in the 1952 Western Bend of the River


Later that year, she appeared as "Rosie Kettle" in the comedy film Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair, followed by a supporting role in Francis Goes to West Point. In 1955, Nelson guest starred in two episodes of It's a Great Life, and reprised her role as "Rosie Kettle" in Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki. 


That same year, she co-starred in the Creature From the Black Lagoon sequel Revenge of the Creature and Underwater! with Jane Russell and Richard Egan.[10][11]


Her supporting roles in films included the low-budget sci-fi story Day the World Ended (1955), directed by Roger Corman, and a big-budget Paramount Pictures comedy-Western, Pardners, starring Martin and Lewis in one of their final films together. 


Nelson had a featured role in I Died a Thousand Times, a 1955 remake of High Sierra, as well as in 1954's Destry, a remake of Destry Rides Again.[10][11] She was one of the leads in an 18th-century adventure story Mohawk. 


Nelson had top billing in the street-racing film Hot Rod Girl, also starring Chuck Connors, and the following year she co-starred opposite Mamie Van Doren as law-breakers sentenced to work on a "punishment" farm in Untamed Youth.[10][11]


In November 1957, Nelson co-starred with Van Johnson in the TV movie The Pied Piper of Hamelin, which aired as a Thanksgiving Day special. 


Also in 1957, she was cast in one of the three lead roles in the syndicated sitcom How to Marry a Millionaire. Based on the 1953 film of the same name, Nelson starred as Greta Hanson, a brainy psychology major who works as an usher on a television game show.[12] The series also starred Barbara Eden and Merry Anders. Nelson opted to leave the series after the first season, and her character was written out.[1]

After leaving the series, Nelson continued with guest roles on Wagon Train, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Tab Hunter Show, Bachelor Father, and Armstrong Circle Theatre. She took a 10-year break from acting in 1961 and returned with a guest role in Family Affair in 1971. Dramatically Nelson worked sporadically thereafter. She made only three on-screen appearances in the 1990s, including a role in the direct-to-video release Mom, Can I Keep Her? (1998). Her last role was in the 2005 low-budget science fiction horror film The Naked Monster, in which she reprised her role from Revenge of the Creature.[10][11]

Personal life

Relationships

In the early 1950s, Nelson dated actor Tab Hunter. The relationship was fodder for gossip columnists at the time, and there was speculation that the two would marry. In his 2005 autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, Hunter admitted he considered marrying Nelson but was struggling to come to terms with his true sexuality.[13][14] While Hunter was dating Nelson, he was secretly involved with figure skater Ronald Robertson.[15] Nelson and Hunter eventually stopped dating but remained friendly. Hunter later cast Nelson in two guest-starring roles on his sitcom The Tab Hunter Show.[16]

Marriages and children

On December 10, 1960, Nelson married composer Johnny Mann in Los Angeles. The couple had two daughters, Lori Susan and Jennifer, then divorced in April 1973. In April 1983, Nelson married police officer Joseph J. Reiner.[9]


Death

Nelson died on August 23, 2020, at her home in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, eight days after her 87th birthday. She was suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years before her death.[1]


Filmography

Sources:[10][11]



Film

Year Title Role Notes

1952 Bend of the River Marjie Baile

1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Rosie Kettle

1952 Francis Goes to West Point Barbara Atwood

1953 All I Desire Lily Murdoch

1953 The All American Sharon Wallace

1953 Walking My Baby Back Home Claire Millard

1953 Tumbleweed Laura Alternative title: Three Were Renegades

1954 Destry Martha Phillips

1954 Underwater! Gloria Alternative title: The Big Rainbow

1955 Revenge of the Creature Helen Dobson

1955 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki Rosie Kettle

1955 Sincerely Yours Sarah Cosgrove

1955 I Died a Thousand Times Velma

1955 Day the World Ended Louise Maddison

1956 Mohawk Cynthia Stanhope

1956 Pardners Carol Kingsley

1956 Hot Rod Girl Lisa Vernon

1957 Untamed Youth Jane Lowe

1957 Outlaw's Son Lila Costain

1991 Black Gaucho

1998 Mom, Can I Keep Her? Stephanie

2005 The Naked Monster Dr. Helen Dobson


Television

Year Title Role Notes

1955 It's a Great Life Vera Thompson 2 episodes

1955–56 Climax! Mary 2 episodes

1957 The 20th Century Fox Hour Cathy Devlin Episode: "Threat to a Happy Ending"

1957 The Pied Piper of Hamelin Mara TV movie

1957–58 How to Marry a Millionaire Greta Hanson 39 episodes

1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive White Antelope aka Doris Albright Episode: "Bounty for a Bride"

1959 The Texas Elizabeth Episode: "The Man Hater"

1959 Wagon Train Charity Steele Episode: "The Steele Family Story"

1959 The Millionaire Lorraine Daggett Episode: "Millionaire Lorraine Daggett"

1959 General Electric Theater Sylvia Episode: "Night Club"

1959 Sugarfoot Ellen Conway Episode: "The Gaucho"

1959 Tales of Wells Fargo Susan Episode: "Relay Station"

1960 Lock-Up Honey Evans Episode: "The Seventh Hour"

1960–61 The Tab Hunter Show Various roles 2 episodes

1961 Dante Cynthia Rogers Episode: "Dial D for Dante"

1961 Laramie Grace Episode: "Trigger Point"

1961 Bachelor Father Spring Loring Episode: "Drop That Calorie"

1961 Whispering Smith Mrs. Venetia Molloy Episode: "Double Edge"

1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre Mrs. Median 2 episodes

1971 Family Affair Dr. Joan Blanton Episode: "Goodbye, Mrs. Beasley"

1994 Secret Sins of the Father Mrs. Lieber TV movie


References

1. Barnes, Mike (August 23, 2020). "Lori Nelson, Actress in 'Revenge of the Creature,' Dies at 87". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

2. Weaver, Tom; Schecter, David; Kronenberg, Steve (2017). The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy. McFarland. ISBN 9781476615806. Retrieved February 25, 2018.

3. "'Queen' to Open New Rosedale Encino Nursery". The Van Nuys News. California, Van Nuys. September 29, 1949. p. 35. Retrieved February 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access

4. "Hollywood's Newest Look". The Miami News. Florida, Miami. April 5, 1952. p. 13. Retrieved February 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access

5. Strong, Edwin J. (September 7, 1952). "Lori Nelson to Come Out as Dancing Star". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. p. Part IV-3. Retrieved February 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access

6. "Once Rheumatic Heart Victim Chosen as Queen". The Los Angeles Times. February 5, 1956.

7. "Kin of Fame General Perishing Wins Title of National Buddy Poppy Girl". Lodi News-Sentinel. May 22, 1956. p. 6. Retrieved December 21, 2012.

8. "All I Desire (1953) – Notes". TCM Movies. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

9. "Lori Nelson Biography". glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012.

10. "Lori Nelson". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

11. "Lori Nelson List of Movies and TV Shows". TV Guide. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

12. Richie, Hope Lawder. "Low On Dough, High On Hope". Reading Eagle. November 16, 1958. Retrieved December 21, 2012.

13. Ruberto, Toni (January 29, 2006). "Nonfiction / 'Sigh guy' Tab Hunter delivers sensitive take on life, loves". The Buffalo News. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

14. "Obituary: Tab Hunter". Irish Independent. July 15, 2018. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

15. (Hunter 2005, pp. 75–76)

16. (Hunter 2005, p. 227)\



Works cited

Hunter, Tab; Muller, Eddie (2005). Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star. Algonquin Books. ISBN 1-56512-466-9



Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Oliver Morosco (June 20, 1875 – August 25, 1945) was an American theatrical producer, director, writer, film producer, and theater owner. Morosco brought many of his theater actors to the screen.[1] 

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Oliver Morosco created the Oliver Morosco Photoplay Company with film businessman Frank A. Garbutt in 1914. [2] The company was merged with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players-Lasky Corporation in 1916.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

(However, historian Michael Locke reports: 

Property records show the building was originally a carpenter's shed owned by Frank Alderman Garbutt, one of Los Angeles' early pioneers. Hobart Bosworth purchased the property from Garbutt in 1914, transforming it into a movie studio with Llewellyn Iron Works serving as the building contractor.

The Bosworth-Morosco Studios is the oldest studio in Los Angeles, built for veteran film actor, director, writer, and producer Hobart Bosworth and Oliver Morosco a theatrical producer, director, writer and theater owner in 1913 and still operational today.

Located at 201 North Occidental Boulevard.)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Biography

Born Oliver Mitchell in Logan, Utah, to John Leslie Mitchell and Esmah Badure Montrose. The Mitchells divorced, and Esmah Mitchell took her two sons to California, eventually arriving in San Francisco. At the age of six, Oliver and his brother Leslie[3], three years his elder, were hired by Walter M. Morosco (1846–1901) to perform in his acrobatic troupe, the Royal Russian Circus, then a regular attraction at Woodward's Gardens, a popular San Francisco amusement park.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Walter Morosco made an arrangement with Esmah Mitchell to become the foster father of her sons and to give them his name. He was a theatrical impresario as well as an acrobat, and operated Morosco's Grand Opera House,[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34] one of San Francisco's leading theaters. When Oliver was a teenager, his foster father took over operation of another San Francisco venue, the Amphitheater, and of The Auditorium at San Jose, California, and made Oliver the manager of both houses.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

In 1899, Oliver Morosco moved to Los Angeles to begin his independent career as a theatrical impresario. He took over the lease on the troubled Burbank Theatre and soon made it a success with a series of stock companies and shows featuring the popular actors of the day. Such stars as Wilton Lackaye, Richard Bennett, Edgar Selwyn, and Margaret Illington appeared at the Burbank Theatre. A number of original plays were first mounted at the Burbank and later performed in New York City. These included "The Rose of the Rancho" by Richard Walton Tully, and actor-playwright Edgar Selwyn's "The Country Boy" and "The Arab."

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

In 1908, Morosco became the lessee of the new Majestic Theatre on Broadway in Los Angeles.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

In 1911 took over the former Los Angeles Theatre on Spring Street which had for several years been the Los Angeles home of the Orpheum Vaudeville Circuit, renaming it the Lyceum Theatre

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

He also entered into a partnership with the Belasco-Meyer interests of San Francisco to take over management of their theaters on the west coast, including the Belasco Theatre (aka the Follies Theatre) in Los Angeles, the Burbank's chief rival as a stock house. 

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

In 1913, he opened the Morosco Theatre on Broadway, the most luxurious theater yet built in Los Angeles. (This theater remains standing and was later renamed the Globe Theatre.)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Though Los Angeles remained his home, Morosco began producing plays in New York City in 1906 and mounted over 40 productions on Broadway including Peg o' My Heart and The Bird of Paradise both starring Laurette Taylor. 

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

He contributed lyrics to a Victor Schertzinger song he had added to L. Frank Baum and Louis F. Gottschalk's musical, The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, which he produced in 1913. Through this show he discovered Charlotte Greenwood and made her a star. In 1917, he opened the Morosco Theatre in New York.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

In 1919–1920, he produced the Edward Everett Rose-scripted satirical melodrama, The Master Thief, starring Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

In 1926 the once successful Morosco filed for bankruptcy, his fortune lost in part due to a large speculative purchase of land in California where he planned to create a development called "Morosco Town."

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Death

At the age of 69, Morosco was struck and killed by a streetcar in Hollywood. He had been married four times and was the father of Walter Morosco the film producer.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Oliver Mitchell Morosco was cremated in Santa Monica. The location of his ashes are unknown. However, there is a cenotaph in the Enterprise Cemetery in Enterprise, Morgan County, Utah.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Filmography

As Producer

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Captain Courtesy (1915)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Kilmeny (1915)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

The House of Lies (1916)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Her Father's Son (1916)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

His Sweetheart (1917)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

The Highway of Hope (1917)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Jack and Jill (1917)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

As Writer

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Pretty Mrs. Smith (1915)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

The Wild Olive (1915)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

So Long Letty (1920)


Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

The Half Breed (1922)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

So Long Letty (1929)

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

Further reading

Life of Oliver Morosco; The Oracle of Broadway, Written from His Own Notes and Comments. Morosco, Oliver, Helen McRuer Morosco, and Leonard Paul Dugger. Caldwell, Id: Caxton Printers, 1944.

Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

References

1. "The Moving Picture World." 1915.

2. Long, Bruce (January 1991). William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier. ISBN 978-1-4616-7434-4.

3. Leslie Morosco(Univ. of Washington, Sayre collection)

4. "War Memorial Opera House" (PDF). verplanck consulting. Archived from the original on 2016-04-13. ...the Wade (later Grand) Opera House. Located on the north side of Mission Street, just west of Third Street, the Grand Opera House perished in 1906, along with most of the city's other opera houses, including the Tivoli Opera House and the Orpheum Theater.

5. "Grand Opera House, Mission St. [No. 2.]." content.cdlib.org.

6. Smith, James R. (4 January 2018). San Francisco's Lost Landmarks. Quill Driver Books. ISBN 978-1-884995-44-6 – via Google Books.

7. "PCAD - Wade's Opera House, San Francisco, CA." pcad.lib.washington.edu.

8. "Daily Alta California 29 February 1876 – California Digital Newspaper Collection." cdnc.ucr.edu.

9. Miller, Leta E. (4 January 2018). Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-26891-3 – via Google Books.

10. "Photograph of Grand Opera House." Calisphere.

11. Miller, Leta E. (4 January 2018). Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-26891-3 – via Google Books.

12. File:LLOYD(1876) INTERIOR VIEW OF WADE'S OPERA HOUSE pg162.jpg

13. "Theaters - San Francisco Block by Block." sfblockhistory.wikidot.com.

14. "San Francisco." www2.ouk.edu.tw. 

15. http://art.famsf.org/souvenir-program-wades-opera-house-january-17-1876-36444

16. "San Francisco Call 12 February 1907 – California Digital Newspaper Collection." cdnc.ucr.edu.

17. "Grand Opera House." oac.cdlib.org.

18. "Grand Opera House, Mission St. [No. 2.]." oac.cdlib.org.

19. Wade's Opera House, later Grand Opera House, later Morosco's Grand Opera House

20. "Wade's Opera House souvenir program." oac.cdlib.org.

21. "Daily Alta California 13 January 1876 – California Digital Newspaper Collection." cdnc.ucr.edu.

22. "PCAD - Grand Opera House, San Francisco, CA." pcad.lib.washington.edu.

23. "SF Theater Quiz - San Francisco History - Guidelines Newsletter." www.sfcityguides.org.

24. "Morosco's Grand Opera House." www.worldcat.org.

25. "Cover of Wade Opera House and Art Gallery program." oac.cdlib.org.

26. "Photograph of drawing of the interior of the Grand Opera House." oac.cdlib.org.

27. "The Great Quake: 1906–2006 / Days before the disaster."

28. "The Changing Faces of St Patricks." St. Patrick Church. 

29. "The passionate 1879 battle over 'The Passion.'"

30. http://www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/carusos-dream-causes-pianos-to-fly.html

31. "The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire - HistoryNet". www.historynet.com.

32. "The San Francisco Horror • Chapter 1." penelope.uchicago.edu.

33. "Is that my head or an Earthquake?" 23 January 2013. 

34. "San Francisco City Directory." Crocker-Langley. 1905. Grand Opera House, North Side of Mission between 3rd Street and 4th Street (page 799)

"Oliver Morosco: A Bit of History." The Grizzly Bear, May, 1907

"Combining the Stock Companies." Randolph Bartlett, Out West, July, 1911

Press Reference Library, Southwest Edition, 1912, p. 216.

"Oliver Morosco Accused by Wife." The New York Times, May 9, 1920

"Oliver Morosco Weds Miss Selma Paley." The New York Times, April 2, 1922

"Morosco Bankrupt, His Debts $1,033,404." The New York Times, February 19, 1926

"Mrs. Oliver Morosco Sues." The New York Times, September 15, 1928

"Divorces Oliver Morosco." The New York Times, October 11, 1928.

"Morosco Gets License to Wed." The New York Times, November 17, 1929

"Wife Sues Oliver Morosco." The New York Times, August 7, 1934

"Divorces Oliver Morosco; Wife Says Producer Had Too Many Facets to His Nature." The New York Times, September 6, 1934

"Heyday on Broadway." The New York Times September 17, 1944.

"Morosco Killed Under Street Car." The New York Times, August 26, 1945.

"Top Slander" Time Magazine, September 3, 1945


Theatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945

"Dirty Harry" Actor Reni Santoni 1939-2020 Memorial Video - Extended Version


Reni Santoni (April 21, 1939 – August 1, 2020) was an American film, television and voice actor. He was noted for playing Poppie on the television sitcom Seinfeld. He also played Chico González in Dirty Harry.


Early life

Santoni was born in New York City on April 21, 1939. His family was of French (Corsican) and Spanish descent. He began his career in Off-Broadway theatre, writing the play Raisin' Hell in the Son which premiered in 1962.


Career

Santoni's first significant film role was an uncredited appearance in the 1964 film The Pawnbroker (starring Rod Steiger), in which he played a junkie trying to sell a radio to the title character (using anti-Semitic slurs to no effect).


His first leading role was as a young actor in Enter Laughing


He went on to play Inspector "Chico" González in the 1971 film Dirty Harry. His character uttered the memorable phrase, "No wonder they call him Dirty Harry; [he] always gets the shit end of the stick." 


Other film roles included Carl Reiner's comedic homage to the film noir genre, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), as prison official Ramon Herrera in Bad Boys (1983), and as Detective Tony Gonzales in the action film Cobra (1986). He featured in the short-lived series Sanchez of Bel Air and Manimal, in which he played Nick Rivera.


Santoni made guest appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones, Lou Grant, Hawaii Five-O, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hill Street Blues, The Odd Couple and Midnight Caller. In 1973, Santoni played a junior partner on Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. His most notable later role was as "Poppie," the bombastic, antiabortion, neurotic, and very unhygienic restaurateur in Seinfeld.


Personal life

Santoni was married to Lisa James. He subsequently had a long-term relationship with actress and director Betty Thomas, and a son named Nick.

Santoni died on August 1, 2020, at a hospice in Los Angeles at the age of 81. He had several health issues during his last years, including battling cancer.


"Pal Joey" Actress & Singer Vivienne Segal 1992 Westwood Village Cemetery"77 Sunset Strip" Director & Broadway Composer Mark Sandrich Jr. 1995 Westwood Village Cemetery"Irma la Douce" Actor & Broadway Baritone Bruce Yarnell 1973 San Fernando Mission CemeteryImprov Artist, Actress, & Medical Marijuana Advocate Marlene Rasnick 2001 Hollywood Forever Cemetery"Jesus Christ Superstar" Actor Barry Dennen 2017 Hollywood Forever CemeteryL.A. Philharmonic & Studio Violinist Jimmy Getzoff 2015 Hillside Cemetery"The Morning After" Songwriter Joel Hirschhorn 2005 Valley Oaks Cemetery"Revenge of the Creature" Actress Lori Nelson 1933-2020 Memorial VideoTheatre & Film Writer Producer Oliver Mitchell Morosco KILLED BY HOLLYWOOD STREETCAR 1945"Dirty Harry" Actor Reni Santoni 1939-2020 Memorial Video - Extended Version

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