string(156) "Grave of Mark Sandman. Mark Sandman was born on September 24, 1952 and died in Giardini del Principe, Palestrina, Italy due to Heart attack on July 3, 1999."
string(174) "Grave of Bunk Johnson. Bunk Johnson was born on December 27, 1885 and died in 638 Franklin Street, New Iberia, Louisiana due to Lingering effects of a stroke on July 7, 1949."
Bill Goodwin was for many years the announcer and a recurring character of the Burns and Allen radio program, and subsequently The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show on television from 1950–1951. In 1945, Goodwin was the "featured comedian" as a regular on The Frank Sinatra Show and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. In 1947, he had his own program, The Bill Goodwin Show, a situation comedy, also known as Leave It to Bill. He was also the announcer for the Blondie radio program.
While Bill was best known as an announcer and side-kick, he also starred in several feature films. Those films included The Stork Club (1945), The Jolson Story (1946), and Jolson Sings Again (1949). He played the role of Sherman Billingsley in The Stork Club (1945) and that of the hotel detective in Hitchcock’s Spellbound (also 1945) and appeared with Doris Day in Tea for Two (1950) and It’s a Great Feeling (1949). Goodwin’s best film role was probably as a vain but impoverished stage actor in So This Is New York (1948).
Final Resting Place:
Desert Memorial Park
31-705 Da Vall Drive
Cathedral City, California, 92262
Section B-1, Grave 17
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery make your way to the west side of section B (park at the triangle-shaped rock) and look for the B-1 sign. Walk over to the second row to the left and Bill Goodwin’s tried, weather-worn marker is the first just off the road.
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Read More About Bill Goodwin:
Videos Featuring Bill Goodwin:
Burns & Allen - S1, Ep24: Harry Von Zell upstages Bill Goodwin (8/16/51)
The Burns & Allen Show: Bill Goodwin Loves Ann Sheridan - September 28, 1943
The Burns and Allen Show - S1 EP1: The Kleebob Card Game
George Burns & Gracie Allen Show - S2 E19: George tries to write a speech (May 22, 1952)
TV Turkeys - 'Penny To A Million' with Bill Goodwin (1955)
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