On this day in 1964 the author of the The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) and one of my favorites, Carson McCullers died in Nyack, New York after a brain hemorrhage at the age of 50. Born Lula Carson McCullers on 19 February 1917 in Columbus, Georgia. McCullers is interred in Oak Hill Cemetery in Nyack.
On this day in 1975, baseball Hall of Famer, player, manager, The Old Perfesser, Casey Stengel died in Glendale, California at the age of 85. Continue reading>>>>>>
And on this day in 2010 actor and father of Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Curtis died at his Henderson, Nevada home of a cardiac arrest at the age of 85. Born Bernard Schwartz on 3 June 1925 in The Bronx. His first wife was Janet Leigh. Curtis was interred in a private estate at Palm Memorial Park Cemetery, a Dignity Memorial property, in Green Valley, Nevada. His memorial service was attended by his daughters, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ron Jeremy, Rich Little, and Vera Goulet, Robert Goulet’s widow. Investor Kirk Kerkorian, actor Kirk Douglas and singer Phyllis McGuire were among the honorary pallbearers. His epitaph; “And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said “Good Morning!” and he glittered when he walked.” Other notable final footprints at Palm Memorial include actor Redd Foxx and singer Joe Williams.
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