Thursday, December 8, 2016

Actress & W.C. Fields' Companion Carlotta Monti 1993 Holy Cross Cemetery

Carlotta Monti (January 20, 1907 – December 8, 1993) was an American film actress, who was W.C. Fields' companion in his last years.

Born Carlotta Montijo in Los Angeles, California, Monti appeared in B-movies like 

Kiss of Araby (1933), 

Tarzan the Fearless (1933) and 

and Night Cargo (1936), usually cast as an exotic temptress. 

She met Fields in 1932 and their relationship lasted until his death in 1946. She had small roles in his films Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) and 

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941).

Monti's best-selling memoir, W.C. Fields and Me, published in 1971, described her life and experiences with Fields. 

It was adapted for the 1976 film W.C. Fields and Me, starring Rod Steiger as Fields and Valerie Perrine as Monti, who appeared as an extra in it.

Carlotta Monti is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

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