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Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 01

31705 Da Vall Dr, Cathedral City

 

Sonny Bono
16th.February 1935 - 5th.January 1998.  died due to a skiing accident.
Grave location in section B row 35.

View to the grave. Just in front of the fountain area.
Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 02 Blick auf Grab Bono

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 03 Sonny Bono

Sonny Bono wrote many hit songs and got also famous with Cher. He is now “living” again in CHER’s show in Las Vegas. She is showing clips from their Sonny and Cher TV Show.
Sonny & Cher went on to have many hits in the 60's as well as a USA TV show. Their parting came in the 70's with a divorce and Cher going solo. Sonny became  Mayor of Palm Springs in 1988 and become a US congressman.
Desert Memorial Park, Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 04 Jean Bono

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 05 Brunnen

Family Sinatra
Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 06 Sinatra Reihe

 

Frank Sinatra
12th.December 1915 - 14th.May 1998  -- died due a heart attack
grave is located in section B, row 8, #151

Legend has it that Sinatra was buried in a blue suit with a flask of Jack Daniel's whiskey, a roll of ten dimes (in reference to the kidnapping of his son, see above), a Zippo lighter (which some take to be a reference to his mob connections) and a pack of Camel cigarettes. The words "The Best is Yet to Come" are imprinted on his tombstone.

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 07 Father Sinatra

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 08 Natalie Sinatra

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 09 Frank Sinatra

Vincent Mazzola
grave located in section B, row 8, next to Sinatra  -- died due to heart attack - Songwriter for such as Sinatra.

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 10 Vincent Mazzola

James van Heusen
January 26th 1913 - February 6th. 1990 - Composer for e.g. Frank Sinatra’s songs

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 11 James van Heusen

Bobbe van Heusen
Nov. 28, 1910 - Death: May 2, 1999. -- died in Glen Falls, N.Y at 98.
grave located in section B-35
Vocalist. Josephine Bobbe Brock Van Heusen, whose original name was Josephine Brock, was the middle 1/3 of the "Brox Sisters".

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 12 Bobbe van Heusen

 

William David Powell
February 27, 1925 - March 13, 1968  -- died threw his own hand
grave located in section B-10 Lot 20 - Screenwriter  -- son of William H Powell

He would become a television writer, whose work was seen on such series as 'Bonanza,' 'Death Valley,' 'Rawhide,' and '77 Sunset Strip.' He served as an associate producer at Warner Brothers Studios and at Universal Studios as well as holding a position at NBC. After ill health precipitated his resignation, he was diagnosed with hepatitis and kidney ailments. His lifelong struggle with depression deepened, and at the age of 43, he wrote his father a four page farewell stating that he was "... going where it's better," stepped into a shower, and stabbed himself to death.

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 13 William David Powell

William Horatio Powell
July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984  -- died of cardiac arrest
grave located in section B, row 10

He was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. Perhaps Powell's most famous role was that of Nick Charles in six Thin Man films, beginning with The Thin Man in 1934. The role provided a perfect opportunity for Powell to showcase his sophisticated charm and his witty sense of humour, and he received his first Academy Award nomination for his performance in The Thin Man. His last film was Mister Roberts in 1955, with Henry Fonda, James Cagney, and Jack Lemmon. Despite numerous entreaties to return to the screen, Powell refused all offers, happy in his retirement.

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 14 William H Powell

Cameron McDowell Mitchell
November 04, 1918 - July 06, 1994  -- died of cancer -Actor. Most famous from “High Chaparral”.

Palm Springs Desert Memorial Park 15 Cameron McDowell Mitchell

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