Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Actor Anthony Quinn's Son DROWNS in W.C. Field's Pond 1941 Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Actor Anthony Quinn and his wife Katherine De Mille, daughter of legendary film director Cecil B. De Mille, had a two and a half year old son, Christopher. The family was living on De Mille Drive in the Laughlin Park neighborhood of the Los Feliz district.
On the 15th (the Ides of March), Christopher went next door to comic actor W.C. Field's home. Fields kept a circular fish pond filled with his model boat collection. Christopher went to play with the boats, fell in the pond, and drowned.
Subsequently, Fields had the boats destroyed and the pool filled in. Christoper Quinn was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.