Driving into Desert Memorial Park FM Mod 107.3 was playing Frank’s “Fly Me to The Moon” so we knew this was the right moment to honor him on the 100th year of his birth.
So modest a gravestone for such an important talent, I thought. “The Best is Yet to Come” implies some notions about the hereafter.
What song would you pick for Frank's grave? His gravestone is easy to find since it is decorated with flags. Other celebrities are lost amongst the flat grave markers.
JACK LATHAM, MY FRIEND AT KNBC NEWS
CATHEDRAL CITY — KNBC news anchor Jack Latham is the one good thing I remember from working at KNBC/4 news in LA in 1963-64. Latham took an interest in me, a flunky editorial assistant. His career started at KHQ in Spokane and he appeared as a news anchor in the cult classic film “Wild in the Streets.” He also had an uncredited part in the ‘30s classic movie “Showboat.”
Three of us searched Desert Memorial Park last Friday for his grave marker.
GINNY SIMMS, MINNESOTA MOVIE, RECORDING STAR
CATHEDRAL CITY — Singer Ginny Simms, a Minnesota native, was well known for her movie and radio appearances. She also owned Breezy Point Resort near Brainerd. She appeared in the RKO ‘40s musical comedy “You’ll Find Out” with band leader Kay Kaiser with whom she was involved.
Her grave stone was difficult to find. Loved ones spend thousands for burial here and it’s almost impossible to find the graves.