Celebrity Death Certificates

Celebrity Death Certificates

by M. F. Steen
     
 

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Literally the last word for Hollywood trivia buffs, a celebrity death certificate is also strangely compelling. Its matter-of-fact reportage makes the famous ordinary, illuminating previously well-lit profiles with the unfiltered light of the everyday. A death certificate may also reveal information that stars assiduously concealed, such as actual birthdates. In…  See more details below

Overview

Literally the last word for Hollywood trivia buffs, a celebrity death certificate is also strangely compelling. Its matter-of-fact reportage makes the famous ordinary, illuminating previously well-lit profiles with the unfiltered light of the everyday. A death certificate may also reveal information that stars assiduously concealed, such as actual birthdates. In California, home to many of Hollywood's brightest stars, death certificates are a matter of public record-and consequently an untapped mine of information.

This follow-up to M.F. Steen's previous collection (2003) reproduces in full 169 of the death certificates of the entertainment industry's dearly departed. Brief biographical notes are included, listing birth and professional name as well as notable film, TV and entertainment credits. Mel Blanc, Lorne Greene, John Ritter, Gregory Peck, and Ronald Reagan are just a few of Hollywood's notables whose death certificates are collected here.

M.F. Steen has been a funeral service provider for over 40 years. For 11 years he directed funerals and burials for the rich and famous at Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park. In 1989, Gentleman's Quarterly called Mr. Steen the "Mortician to the Stars." He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Editorial Reviews

Big Reel
fascinating...excellent job...informative
ARBA
fascinating
Associated Content
"a unique reading experience...intriguing"
Classic Images
fascinating material...recommend[ed]
Valley Scene Magazine
definitely...of interest to Hollywood trivia buffs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786423460
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/03/2005
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

M.F. Steen has been a funeral service provider for more than 40 years. In 1989, Gentleman's Quarterly called Mr. Steen the "Mortician to the Stars." He continues to serve families on a daily basis.

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