Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Thirst" Director Mihai Iacob 2009 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Mihai Iacob (11 May 1933 – 5 July 2009)[1] was a Romanian film director and screenwriter. He directed twelve films between 1955 and 1972. 

His 1961 film Thirst (Romanian: Setea) was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

Mihai Iacob is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery


Blanca (1955)
Dincolo de brazi (1957)
Setea (1960)
Darclee (1961)
Celebrul 702 (1962)
Strainul (1964)
Pe drumurile Thaliei (1964)
Politete (1966)
De trei ori Bucuresti (1967)
Moartea lui Joe Indianul (1968)
Castelul condamnatilor (1969)
Pentru ca se iubesc (1972)


1. "A murit regizorul Mihai Iacob, la varsta de 76 de ani".
2. "2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Singer Eileen Barton 2006 Westwood Village Cemetery

Eileen Barton (November 24, 1924 – June 27, 2006) was an American singer best known for her 1950 hit song, "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake."

Early years

Barton was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her birthdate is often given as 1929, but a certified copy of her birth certificate shows that she was born in 1924.[1] This was done commonly, to shave a few years from a performer's age.

Eileen's parents, Benny and Elsie Barton, were vaudeville performers.[2] She first appeared in her parents' act in Kansas City[3] at age 2½, singing "Ain't Misbehavin'," as a dare to her parents from columnist (and later radio star) Goodman Ace.[4] At 3½, she appeared at the Palace Theater, doing two shows a day as part of comedian Ted Healy's routine[2] (Healy would go on to put together The Three Stooges).


Barton soon became a child star. By age 6, she appeared on The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour, a radio program sponsored by Horn and Hardart's Automat, a then-well-known restaurant chain, and, by age 7, in 1936-37,[5] she was working with Milton Berle on his Community Sing radio program, using the name "Jolly Gillette" and playing the sponsor's "daughter" (the sponsor was Gillette Razors).[4] She would ask to sing, he would tell her she couldn't, and she would remind him that her daddy was the sponsor, so he'd let her sing a current hit song. She also was a regular on The Milton Berle Show in 1939.[6]

At 8, she had a daily singing program of her own on radio station WMCA, Arnold's Dinner Club. At 10, she appeared twice on Rudy Vallée's network radio program in 1936.[7][8] She also acted on radio series such as Death Valley Days.

At age 11, she left show business briefly. At age 14 she went on the Broadway stage as an understudy to Nancy Walker in Best Foot Forward,[4][9] followed by an appearance under her own name with Elaine Stritch in Angel in the Wings.

At age 15, she appeared as a guest singer on a Johnny Mercer variety series, leading to her being noticed by Frank Sinatra, who took her under his wing and put her in a regular spot on the CBS radio show that he hosted in the 1940s. She co-starred on Sinatra's show beginning August 16, 1944,[10][11] and was also part of Sinatra's act at the Paramount Theater in 15 appearances there.[4] She also appeared on her own and as a guest performer with such stars as Count Basie, Nat King Cole, and Danny Kaye.

In 1945, Barton had her own radio program, Teen Timers.[2] That November, the program's name was changed to the Eileen Barton Show. It was broadcast Saturday mornings on NBC.[12]

In 1954, she starred in the The Eileen Barton Show,[13] a 13-episode transcribed program for the United States Marine Corps.[14]


Barton was a regular performer on The Swift Show in 1948, on Broadway Open House in 1951,[15] and on The Bill Goodwin Show in 1951-52.[16] 

She also appeared in 1961-62 as the "assistant mayor" of the TV game shows "Video Village" and "Video Village, Jr.".[17]


Her first record, done for Capitol Records, was "Would You Believe Me?" (catalog number 402), with the orchestra of Lyle "Skitch" Henderson, in 1948.

In 1949 she cut the record of "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" (written by Bob Merrill, Albert Hoffman and Al Trace; Trace used the pseudonym Clem Watts) and introduced it on Don McNeill's radio program, The Breakfast Club. On the record, Trace's band musicians backed her, but were given billing as "The New Yorkers." It was first released by National Records, a New York–based company mostly specializing in rhythm and blues records, as catalog number 9103, and when National's owner, Al Green, decided it was too big a seller for National to handle, it was later distributed by Mercury Records,[18] whose co-owner was Al Green's son, Irving Green. The record became one of the best-selling records on an independent label of all time, charting at #1 for 12 weeks, and altogether on the Billboard charts for over four months.

In a 2005 interview for the liner-notes of her Jasmine Records CD release, Eileen indicated that she never received a penny in royalties from either National or Mercury for her record's success, although by contract she was supposed to receive 5% of each sale.

After the success of this record, she became a night club and stage performer, appearing at all the important clubs in New York City and many others. In the 1950s, she was a featured singer with Guy Lombardo and his orchestra.[19]

In 1956, Barton began recording for Epic Records.[20]

She continued to record for both National and Mercury, making "Honey, Won't You Honeymoon with Me?" (catalog number 9109) and "May I Take Two Giant Steps?" (catalog number 9112) for National and "You Brought a New Kind of Love" (catalog number 5410) for Mercury.

Later she moved over to Coral Records, and charted with some cover versions of songs that were bigger hits for other artists, such as "Cry," "Sway," and others. 

She also appeared in motion pictures and television, working the restaurant and night club circuit well into the 1970s.

Personal life

Barton married industrialist Dan Shaw in Juarez, Mexico, April 15, 1961.[21] Death

Barton died at her West Hollywood home from ovarian cancer at the age of 81. She had no children and was not married at the time of her death.

Eileen Barton is interred at Westwood Village Cemetery

Hit records

Year Single US Chart[22]

1950 "If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked a Cake)" 1
"May I Take Two Giant Steps?" 25
1951 "Cry" 10
1952 "Wishin'" 30
1953 "Pretend" 17
"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" 24
"Toys" 21
1954 "Don't Ask Me Why" 25
"Pine Tree, Pine over Me" 26
"Sway (¿Quién será?)" 21


1. "Family Search". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2. "Radio Guide Listening Post". Altoona Tribune. September 25, 1945. p. 12.
3. Browning, Norma Lee (June 7, 1966). "The 'Bake a Cake' Girl Settles Down to Enjoy Life". Chicago Tribune. p. Section 2-Page 3.
4. Pepan, Bea J. (8 June 1947). "Stars Fell For Barton". The Milwaukee Journal.
5. Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. P. 174.
6. Buxton, Frank and Owen, Bill (1972). The Big Broadcast: 1920-1950. The Viking Press. SBN 670-16240-x. P. 160.
7. "Barthelmess on Air with Vallee". Belvidere Daily Republican. April 9, 1936. p. 5.
8. "The Short and Long of Radio". The Evening News. April 16, 1936. p. 13.
9. "Eileen Barton". Playbill Vault.
10. "Eileen Barton with 'Voice'". The Circleville Herald. August 15, 1944. p. 7.
11. "Templeton Guest On Sinatra's Show Wednesday Night". Harrisburg Telegraph. November 11, 1944. p. 15.
12. "'Teen' Program Switch Nets Soxers 1 1/2 Hrs. Sat. Airtime". Billboard. November 24, 1945. p. 8.
13. Terrace, Vincent (1981), Radio's Golden Years: The Encyclopedia of Radio Programs 1930-1960. A.S. Barnes and Company, Inc. ISBN 0-498-02393-1. P. 84.
14. "Marine Recruiting Show" (PDF). Billboard. February 1, 1954. p. 78.
15. Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle (1979). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-25525-9. Pp. 87, 604.
16. McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television. Penguin Books USA, Inc. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8. P. 98.
17. "Game shows making strong comeback" (PDF). Billboard. July 24, 1961. p. 62.
18. Cross, Leo H. (March 5, 1950). "Chips From the Listening Post". The San Bernardino County Sun. p. 16.
19. "Guy Lombardo Discovers Singers Are Expensive Item". Newport Daily News. August 13, 1952. p. 7.
20. "The Disk Derby". Chicago Tribune. September 1, 1956. p. Part 1-Page 14.
21. "Eileen Barton Weds Executive". The Indiana Gazette. April 20, 1961. p. 5.
22. Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories: 1890-1954. Record Research. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Iranian Singer Mahasti Dadebala 2007 Westwood Village Cemetery

Eftekhar Dadehbala (Persian: افتخار دده‌بالا‎‎), better known as Mahasti (Persian: مهستی‎‎, November 16, 1946 – June 25, 2007), was an Iranian singer. She was the younger sister of singer Hayedeh.


Mahasti was an Iranian singer who was recognized as the "Banooye Golhaa va Delha" (Lady of hearts and flowers). She was the younger sister of another popular Iranian female singer, Hayedeh. Mahasti's voice was discovered by maestro Parviz Yahaghi, a distinguished Iranian composer and violinist. She started her career on the Persian traditional music radio program Gol hâ ye Rangârang ( گلهای رنگارنگ), in 1963, with the song "Ân ke Delam Râ Borde Xodâyâ" (Persian -آنكه دلم را برده خدایا) composed and arranged by maestro Parviz Yahaghi with lyrics by Bijan Taraghi.


In the beginning, Mahasti's family was reluctant to allow her to pursue a career in entertainment because it was not an appreciated career for women in Iran at that time. However, Mahasti overcame this stigma providing Iran with a new image for women within the entertainment industry. Mahasti created an image of a "gentle-woman" singer, a lady with great manners. Her enormous success in music opened the pathway for many other women, including her elder sister, Hayedeh, who started her work 5 years after Mahasti. The two sisters had tremendous contributions to improving the image of female singers in Iran and in transitioning the Iranian music from where it was to where it is now.[1]

Personal life

Mahasti's parents got divorced and got married to other people. When she wanted to pursue a career of singing her parents weren't happy because of society's look upon female singers at the time. Mahasti married Kouros Nazemiyan and gave birth to her only child, Sahar. Mahasti and her family lived in Abadan for several years, finally moving back to Tehran. Her marriage with Nazemiyan ultimately ended in divorce. Nazemiyan was executed by the Revolutionary Court of the new Islamic Republic shortly after revolution. Several years later she remarried, to Bahram Sanandaji, owner of a shoe factory, however their marriage was also dissolved.

In 1978, before the Iranian Revolution she emigrated to the UK and then to the United States in 1981 where she lived thereafter.


In March 2007, Mahasti publicly announced that she had been battling colon cancer for four years. She hoped that her experience would raise awareness within the Iranian community regarding cancer and the significance of constant physical examinations. She was then living in Santa Rosa, California with her daughter, Sahar, her husband, Naser, and their two children, Natasha and Natalie, her only grandchildren. She died on June 25, 2007 in Santa Rosa.

Mahasti was interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California on June 29, 2007 the same cemetery where her sister Hayedeh was also buried. 

Her funeral was broadcast live on Persian Broadcasting Company Tapesh and was attended by many Persian celebrities and stars and other artists including the mayor of Beverly Hills Jimmy Delshad and designer Bijan Pakzad.[2][3][4]



1991: Bi Nava Del
1991: Gol-haye Ranga-Rang
1981: Sepedeh Dam
1991: Ziafat
1992: Album 2
1992: Asir
1992: Mosafer
1993: Ghasam
1993: Moj
1994: Nameh
1994: Ashofteh
1994: Beganneh
1994: Havay Yaar
1995: Parandeha (with Leila Forouhar, 'Shahram Solati')
1995: Hagheghat
1996: Bazm Mahasty & Sattar
1996: Labkhand
1998: Havay Asheghi
1999: Avazak
1999: Hamishe Ashegh
1999: Tou Bezan ta Man Beraghsam
2000: Deldadeh
2001: Gole Gandom (with Sattar)
2003: Hamisheh Sabz
2005: Az Khoda Khasteh


2007: Music (With Aghdas Forouhar, andy, Aref)



"Father Goose" Screenwriter Frank Tarloff 1999 Westwood Village Cemetery

Frank Tarloff (February 4, 1916, Brooklyn, New York – June 25, 1999, Beverly Hills, California) was a blacklisted American screenwriter who won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for Father Goose.[1][2]

A child of Polish immigrant parents, Tarloff grew up in New York City. He began writing for stage and radio in the 1940s, and his first major film credit was Behave Yourself!. 

He was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1953, was categorized as a hostile witness, and was blacklisted. He spent the next 12 years living with family in England and writing under pseudonyms such as "David Adler" for shows such as I Married Joan, The Real McCoys, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Andy Griffith Show.

He received the Academy Award for Father Goose together with S. H. Barnett and Peter Stone and was also nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for best comedy writing. 

He received a WGA Award nomination for best comedy writing for A Guide for the Married Man, which he wrote on his own. 

He is also known for co-writing The Secret War of Harry Frigg.

He returned to television at the end of his career, writing for The Jeffersons.

Frank Tarloff died in Beverly Hills, California. He is interred at Westwood Village Cemetery


1. "Obituary: Frank Tarloff". September 29, 1999.
2. "The 37th Academy Awards (1965) Nominees and Winners".

Friday, June 23, 2017

Archbishop of Los Angeles Timothy Manning 1989 Calvary Cemetery

Timothy Manning (Irish: Tadhg Ó Mongáin) (November 15, 1909 – June 23, 1989) was an Irish American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1970 to 1985, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1973.

Early life and ministry

Timothy Manning was born in Ballingeary, Ireland, to Cornelius and Margaret (née Cronin) Manning.[1] Originally attending Mungret College in Limerick, he followed a call for priests in the United States and entered St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California, in 1928.[2] Manning was ordained on June 16, 1934,[3] and then furthered his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, obtaining his doctorate in canon law in 1938.[2]

Upon his return to the States, he did pastoral work in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, also serving as secretary to Archbishop John Joseph Cantwell from 1938 to 1946. Manning was raised to the rank of Privy Chamberlain of His Holiness on April 15, 1943, and later Domestic Prelate of His Holiness on November 17, 1945.[1] He became chancellor for the Archdiocese on March 19, 1946.[1]

Episcopal career

On August 3, 1946, Manning was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and Titular Bishop of Lesvi by Pope Pius XII. He received his episcopal consecration on the following October 15 from Bishop Joseph Thomas McGucken, with Bishops James Edward Walsh, MM, and Thomas Arthur Connolly serving as co-consecrators.[3]

He became vicar general of the Archdiocese on November 29, 1955, and attended the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965.

Bishop of Fresno

Manning was named the first Bishop of Fresno on October 16, 1967. During his tenure, he supported the organization of a labor union for Central Valley farm workers, and sought to help wine producers and grape pickers reconcile their differences.[2]

Archbishop of Los Angeles

After less than two years in Fresno, Manning was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles and Titular Archbishop of Capreae on May 26, 1969. He succeeded James Francis McIntyre as the third Archbishop of Los Angeles on January 21, 1970. While a strong proponent of ecclesiastical authority, Manning took a more gentle style than his predecessor.[4] The end of McIntyre's tenure saw tensions with the clergy and minorities[2] and, following Manning's ascension, the new Archbishop stated, "My first reaction was to make it known that I was here to listen."[2] He instituted ministries for blacks and Hispanics, a presbyterial council to grant the clergy greater participation in the governance of the Archdiocese, and an Inter-Parochial Council to extend the same participation to the laity.[2] Shortly after becoming Archbishop, a majority of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who had feuded with McIntyre, left the religious life and founded a lay community.[5] He also supported the 1973 merger of the all male Loyola University and all female Marymount College into Loyola Marymount University in 1973; McIntyre had resisted attempts to allow co-education in the Archdiocese's Catholic university and colleges.

Pope Paul VI created him Cardinal Priest of S. Lucia a Piazza d'Armi in the consistory of March 5, 1973. During the Vietnam War, Manning counseled young men on their right to become conscientious objectors.[2] Staunchly pro-life, the Archbishop declared that any Catholic who cooperated in an abortion would suffer excommunication from the Church, including the mother herself.[2] In 1974, in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade, he testified before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments of the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying, "An amendment is necessary first of all to protect the lives of the unborn children who can be killed—indeed, are being killed at this very moment—in the wake of the Supreme Court's decisions. But it is also needed to restore integrity to the law itself, to make the American legal system once more the guarantor and protector of all human rights and the human rights of all."[6]

Manning was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the conclaves of August and October 1978, which selected Popes John Paul I and John Paul II respectively. Before entering the August conclave, he noted that the Church "has no political support in many places" and called for a pope who could "change people through warmth."[7] In 1981, John Paul II sent him as a special papal envoy to the celebration in Drogheda, Ireland of the third centennial of Saint Oliver Plunkett's martyrdom.[1] He called for a halt to the deportation of Salvadoran civil war refugees in 1983.[2]

Later life and death

After fifteen years in Los Angeles, Manning retired as Archbishop on June 4, 1985. He took up residence at Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena.[2]

Manning died on June 23, 1989 at the Norris Cancer Hospital of the University of Southern California, aged 79.[2] He is buried at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles.[1]


1. Miranda, Salvador. "MANNING, Timothy". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church.
2. "Timothy Cardinal Manning, 79; Guided Los Angeles Archdiocese". The New York Times. 1989-06-24.
3. "Timothy Cardinal Manning".
4. "New Red Hats". TIME Magazine. 1973-02-12.
5. "The Immaculate Heart Rebels". TIME Magazine. 1970-02-16.
6. "1974 Testimony of Timothy Cardinal Manning to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary". Priests for Life. 1974-03-07.
7. "In Rome, a Week off Suspense". TIME Magazine. 1978-08-28.