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Subject: Re: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union - Monday - May 18, 1931 - Death
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 21:54:35 EDT
Should it concern anyone the cemetery mentioned is now LINDEN HILL
In a message dated 5/15/2003 9:02:27 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> BELASCO'S BODY RESTS IN VAULT
> Scores of Broadway Theatrical stars and many other celebrities followed the
> body of David BELASCO to its last resting place in a mausoleum in Ahawath
> Chesed Cemetery, Metropolitan avenue, near Flushing, Ridgewood, yesterday
> The cemetery is the burial ground of the Central Synagogue, Fifty-fifth
> street and Lexington avenue, Manhattan, where funeral rites were held. The
> funeral cortege crossed Queensboro Bridge and passed through Ridgewood,
> many persons stood with heads bared as the hearse passed.
> The casket was placed in the massive vault, which contains the body of
> BELASCO's wife, who died in 1926. The mausoleum's is on a plot near which
> the mausoleum containing the body of the late Charles FROHMAN, theatrical
> producer and friend of BELASCO.
> The large number of floral tributes were stacked four and five feet high
> outside the massive tomb. Throughout the afternoon large numbers of people
> visited the mausoleum, until finally a special guard was placed at the gate
> to keep out those who were merely idly curious.
> the honorary pallbearers were May WALKER, Daniel FROHMAN, who was BELASCO's
> first partner in new York nearly fifty years ago; Lee SHUBERT, George M.
> COHAN, Edward CHILDS CARPENTER, A. O. BROWN, Frank GILLIMORE, Edward
> Mitchell ERIANGER, AND harry BERSTEIN, French dramatist.