Bobbe Van Heusen

Josephine Brock, The Brox Sisters, Bobbe Brox, Josephine Van Heusen
Birth Name:
Dagmar Brock
Birth Date:
November 28,1901
Birth Place:
Memphis, Tennessee
Death Date:
May 2, 1999
Place of Death:
Glens Falls, New York
Cause of Death:
Natural Causes
Cemetery Name:
Desert Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Bobbe Van Heusen was married to the famous composer Jimmy Van Heusen. She was part of The Brox Sisters, which was an American trio of singing sisters, enjoying their greatest popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s. The trio performed in Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue from 1921 to 1924, at the New York Theatre. Berlin's hit song "Everybody Step" was written for and debuted by the sisters. They recorded a number of Berlin compositions, including "Bring on the Pepper," "How Many Times," "Lazy," "School House Blues," "Some Sunny Day," and "Tokio Blues." In 1925 and 1926, they performed on Broadway in the musical comedy The Cocoanuts, with the Marx Brothers. In 1927, they appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927 at the New Amsterdam Theatre with comedian Eddie Cantor. The Brox Sisters were among the earliest artists to appear on Warner Bros.' Vitaphone sound shorts in the late 1920s. They were featured in three productions: "Glorifying the American Song," "Down South" (both in 1928), and "Headin' South" (1929).

Fun Fact

Ninety-Eight-year-old Bobbe Brox was the last surviving member of the Brox Sisters, and the widow of the songwriter James Van Heusen.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Desert Memorial Park

31-705 Da Vall Drive

Cathedral City, California, 92262


North America


Desert Memorial Park Cemetery Map

Grave Location:

Section B-8, Plot 62

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery from Ramon Road, drive 100 feet and park near the tree with the B-8 sign. Walk to the to the 1st row to the right of the tree and Bobbe along with her husband are buried side by side at the 8th marker down the row.

Grave Location GPS

33.8166401, -116.4419267

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