Thursday, March 5, 2015

Showman Sid Grauman 1950 Forest Lawn Glendale Cemetery

Sidney Patrick Grauman (March 17, 1879 – March 5, 1950) was an American showman who created one of Southern California's most recognizable and visited landmarks, Grauman's Chinese Theater as well as Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, the home of the first Hollywood movie premiere. 

Sid Grauman was the son of David Grauman (who died in 1921 in Los Angeles, California) and Rosa Goldsmith (1853–1936). Grauman's parents were theatrical performers on various show circuits.

Grauman died of a coronary occlusion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 5, 1950. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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