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."
Recognized around the world as the definitive interpreter of the works of Eugene O'Neill throughout his long and esteemed career, Jason Robards has been hailed as one of this country's finest stage actors and acclaimed for his outstanding work in film and on television. Ellis Rabb, who directed Robards in a 1980s revival of the classic American comedy You Can't Take It with You, put into words what Robards demonstrates every time he steps onto a stage or in front of a camera: "Robards can do anything, from O'Neill to light comedy to Shakespeare, a range we seldom see in this country." After starring in such movies as Philadelphia, Crimson Tide, Melvin and Howard, and Julia, by the end of his career Robards received two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. He is only one of 24 performers to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting.
Lauren Bacall had been a star for more than half a century, achieving major Hollywood success in 1944 with her first movie, To Have and Have Not, when she was 19 years old. The next year she married her leading man, Humphrey Bogart, she and Bogie becoming one of America’s most celebrated couples. While married she made other films, some with Bogart—notably The Big Sleep in 1946 and Key Largo two years later—and some without him, like How To Marry a Millionaire, co-starring Marilyn Monroe, and Designing Woman, with Gregory Peck, both in the 1950s. But after her husband’s death from cancer in 1957, Bacall’s movie career diminished as the studios largely ignored her. Professional disappointments were compounded by an unhappy second marriage, to Jason Robards Jr., and a difficult personal life.
Robards and Bacall divorced in 1969, in part due to his alcoholism. In 1972 he was seriously injured in an automobile accident when he drove his car into the side of a mountain on a winding California road, requiring extensive surgery and facial reconstruction. The accident may have been related to his longtime struggle with alcoholism. Robards overcame his addiction and went on to publicly campaign for alcoholism awareness.
Final Resting Place:
Oak Lawn Cemetery
1530 Bronson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06824
Cemetery map Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield, Connecticut
Section M, Plot 40A
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery on Cemetery Road, stay to the right and continue on Oak Lawn Road. After a short distance park at the intersection of Oak Lawn Road and River Circle. Walk 100 feet down River Circle and look for the short set of concrete stairs and walk 3 rows into Section M on your left. Actor Jason Robards Jr.’s final resting place can be seen from the road.