Eddy Howard

Birth Name:
Edward Evan Duncan Howard
Birth Date:
May 23, 1963
Birth Place:
Woodland, California
Death Date:
September 12, 1914
Place of Death:
Palm Springs, California
Cause of Death:
Cerebral hemorrhage
Cemetery Name:
Desert Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Eddy Howard was an American vocalist and bandleader who was popular during the 1940s and 1950s who scored his first No. 1 single for Eddy Howard and his Orchestra, "To Each His Own" which spent five non-consecutive weeks at the top of the U.S. pop chart in 1946. The song was a tie-in with the 1946 Paramount film, To Each His Own, which brought Academy Awards for Olivia de Havilland and screenwriter Charles Brackett. The recording first reached the Billboard chart on July 11, 1946 and spent a total of 19 weeks on the chart. The recording sold over two million copies by 1957, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. In 1949 Howard signed to Mercury Records. His popularity continued into the 1950s with tracks such as "Maybe It's Because", and "(It's No) Sin", which became Howard's second No. 1 tune, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. It was also a million selling hit for The Four Aces. Howard's last hit was "The Teen-Ager's Waltz", which peaked at No. 90 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1955. Howard's star rose again during the 1960s as part of the revival of interest in Big Band music after which he semi-retired to Palm Springs, California

Not-So-Fun Fact

In the mid 1960s vocalist-bandleader Norman Lee procured the rights to use the Eddy Howard Orchestra name and the band’s arrangements. Lee and the Orchestra became a dance-band staple throughout the U.S. Midwest. Based out of Wichita, Kansas, they toured extensively and recorded on their own label, Marian Records. By the late 1960s, Lee dropped the Eddy Howard name and led the orchestra under his own moniker, though several Howard standards remained featured in their repertoire. On December 6, 1978 a disgruntled former musician with Norman Lee stormed into his home and murdered Lee, his wife Patricia and friend Bob King outside their home. He dragged the bodies back into the house, which were discovered days later by a concerned relative. The gunman was found shortly later – dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Desert Memorial Park

31-705 Da Vall Drive

Cathedral City, California, 92262


North America


Map of Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California
Map of Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California

Grave Location:

Section B, Row 16, Grave 9

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery park on the west side of Section B, at the B-16 tree. Follow the second row to the right of the tree and you will find songwriter and bandleader Eddy Howard at the 8th memorial.

Grave Location GPS

33.81715, -116.441943



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