Kensico Valhalla

The men and women are interred at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, Westchester County, New York.
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Anne Bancroft
Actress, The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress...
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John Alexander
Making his stage debut at age 16, John Alexander joined a Shakespearean repertory company and in 1917 appeared on Broadway in "The Merchant of Venice." Although he played many parts on both stage and in films, his best known role was that of the crazed Teddy Brewster--the son who thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt - in Arsenic and Old Lace, a part he played both on stage and in the movie.
Glenn Anders
Glenn Anders was born September 1, 1889 in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Wallace dramatic school in California and began a career as a performer in vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit. He arrived in New York in 1919 and attended Columbia University from 1919 until 1921. He made his Broadway debut in 1919 in a play entitled Just Around the Corner...
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Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
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Wendy Barrie
Wendy Barrie was born in Hong Kong of English-Irish parentage, the daughter of King's Counsel F.C. Jenkins. She received her education at a convent school in England and a finishing school in Switzerland. After working in a beauty parlour, she made her first foray into acting on the London stage in "Wonder Bar" (1930)...
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Ed Barrow
Miscellaneous Crew, The Pride of the Yankees
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Malcolm Lee Beggs
Actor, Houdini
Film and stage actor and producer who once operated a stock company in East Orange, New Jersey. He made his acting debut at age five in a play about Davy Crockett and his final stage appearance was in "The Vamp" in 1955. While in Chicago with a touring company of "No Time For Sergeants" he was beaten to death in his sixteenth-floor hotel suite...
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Henri Bendel
Costume Designer, Gloria's Romance
Vivian Blaine
Ms. Blaine is most noted for having portrayed Miss Adelaide, the long-suffering, perpetually engaged chorus girl, in the Broadway and film versions of Guys and Dolls. She originated the role in 1950 on Broadway and stopped the show each night with her rendition of "Adelaide's Lament," in which she complains about having a bad cold because of her long engagement to gambler Nathan Detroit...
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Billie Burke
Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was the internationally famous clown, Billy Burke, and she would spend most of her early years touring Europe before the family settled in London. In 1903, she appeared on the stage as an actress and came to America in 1907 to star opposite John Drew in "My Wife"...
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'Lighthorse' Harry Cooper
Miscellaneous Crew, The Caddy
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Cheryl Crawford
Miscellaneous Crew, Paint Your Wagon
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Harry Davenport
Character fame on film came quite late for long-time stage actor Harry Davenport at age 70, but he made up for lost time in very quick fashion with well over a hundred film roles registered from the advent of sound to the time of his death in 1949. Beloved for his twinkle-eyed avuncular and/or grandfatherly types in both comedy and drama...
Dolly Dawn
Composer, songwriter ("Keep Dreaming"), author, conductor and singer who, after high school, sang with orchestras on radio, in theatres and night clubs throughout the USA. She eventually led her own group, Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol, and has made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1962, her chief musical collaborators included John Guarnieri...
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Peter De Rose
Prolific songwriter ("Deep Purple", "Have You Ever Been Lonely?", "Wagon Wheels", "A Marshmallow World"), composer, pianist and author, educated at DeWitt Clinton High School; his first music study was with his sister. He joined the staff of the G. Ricordi Company, and was an early radio performer on radio ("Sweethearts of the Air" [1923-1929] with his wife May Singhi Breen...
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Tommy Dorsey
Soundtrack, Annie Hall
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Sherman Edwards
Soundtrack, American Graffiti
Composer and songwriter ("Wonderful, Wonderful", "Dungaree Doll", "See You in September"), he joined ASCAP in 1953 and collaborated musically with Hal David. His other popular-song compositions include "Broken-Hearted Melody", "Wind, Sand and Stars", "Johnny Get Angry" and "I Am".
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Geraldine Farrar
Actress, Carmen
Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. J.H. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in "Faust". From 1906-22 she was a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York...
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Gloria Foster
Actress, The Matrix
Gloria Foster will always be best known for her performance as The Oracle in The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, but the actress's career spanned four decades on the stage and screen. Born on November 15, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, Foster was put in the custody of her grandparents and raised on a farm...
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Harry Frazee
Theatrical producer Harry Frazee has gone down in history as the man who sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees while he was owner of Boston Red Sox. Frazee's other claim to fame besides peddling Ruth was producing the Broadway musical "No, No, Nanette" in 1925. The smash hit musical "No, No, Nanette" was based on the farce Frazee produced on the Great White Way in late 1919...
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Lou Gehrig
Actor, Rawhide
Lou Gehrig is remembered as baseball's "Iron Horse" and used to own the major league record for the 2,130 consecutive games that he played for the New York Yankees between 1925 and 1939, where he had a .340 career batting average, making him one of the greatest hitters of all time. Henry Louis Gehrig was born in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...
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Ulu Grosbard
A former diamond cutter in his native Belgium, Ulu Grosbard was educated at the University of Chicago, then attended the Yale Drama School. Becoming a stage director in 1957, Grosbard directed many successful Broadway shows. In the early '60s Grosbard journeyed to Hollywood, where he was hired as an assistant director on several productions...
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Marion Harris
Marion Harris was a vaudeville and revue headliner, famed for her renditions of jazz songs. She began her recording career in 1916 performing such standards as "Look for the Silver Lining", "I Ain't Got Nobody Much", "After You've Gone" and "The Man I Love". In 1929 she turned down an offer from Universal to substitute her voice for a film player...
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Jill Haworth
Actress, In Harm's Way
A slim, stunning, stylish-looking actress, British Jill Haworth (born Valerie Jill Haworth on August 15, 1945 in Sussex) was a free-spirited product of the 1960s. Her father was a textile magnate and sometime race car driver and mother an aspiring ballerina. Trained in dance herself, she attended the...
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Al Hodge
Al Hodge was born in Ravenna, Ohio, in the shadow of heroes, not knowing that he would one day become the most legendary hero in the annals of early television broadcasting. His father walked with heroes, and was a renowned Wild West rider, having been a member of Buffalo Bill (aka William F. Cody's troupe...
Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye left school at the age of 13 to work in the so-called Borscht Belt of Jewish resorts in the Catskill Mountains. It was there he learned the basics of show biz. From there he went through a series of jobs in and out of the business. In 1939, he made his Broadway debut in "Straw Hat Revue,"...
Sylvia Fine
Miscellaneous Crew, The Five Pennies
Guy Kibbee
Beginning his show business career at age 13 as an entertainer on Mississippi riverboats, Guy Kibbee graduated to the legitimate stage and spent many years in the theater. In the 1930s he was signed by Warner Brothers, and became part of what was known as "the Warner Brothers Stock Company", a cadre of seasoned character actors and actresses who enlivened many a Warners musical or gangster film...
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Edward C. Lilley
A former stage actor and a respected director of many hit Broadway musicals - among them "The Ziegfeld Follies" - Edward Lilley came to Hollywood to make musicals. He directed almost a dozen of them for Universal; unfortunately, none of them approached the quality of his Broadway productions, being mostly low-budget...
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Dorothy Loudon
Comedienne Dorothy Loudon had the confidence and talent to make anything or anyone around her funny. The veteran singer/entertainer earned the respect of theatergoers long ago with her hilarious, fully played-out characters on the musical stage. She was born in Boston in 1925 and grew up in both Indianapolis and Claremont...
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Norman Paris
Music Department, I've Got a Secret
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John McGowan
Writer, Rain
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Anna Moffo
The dark and smoldering American soprano Anna Moffo was born in Wayne Pennsylvania, on June 27, 1932, and, following graduation at Radnor High School, studied at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music and in Rome, Italy on a Fulbright scholarship at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia. At one time she was actually considering joining a nunnery but her love for music won out...