Saturday, November 13, 2010

Celebrity Grave: Entertainer June Gale Levant, Wife of Oscar

June Gale (July 6, 1911 - November 13, 1996) was an American entertainer, actress, singer, mother, and wife to celebrity Oscar Levant.

Oscar Levant (December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He was more famous for his mordant character and witticisms, on the radio and in movies and television, than for his music.

In 1939, Levant married for the second time, to singer and actress June Gale (née Gilmartin), part of the singing foursome The Gale Sisters (besides June, there were Jane, Joan, and Jean). They were married for almost 33 years, until his death, and had three children, Marcia, Lorna, and Amanda.

Upon Oscar's death of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Beverly Hills, California, he was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Upon June's death of pneumonia in Los Angeles, she was buried on the lawn across from Oscar's crypt in Westwood's Sanctuary of Love.




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