Totie Fields

Birth Name:
Sophie Feldman
Birth Date:
May 7, 1930
Birth Place:
Hartford, Connecticut
Death Date:
August 2, 1978
Place of Death:
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, Winchester, Nevada
Cause of Death:
Pulmonary embolism
Cemetery Name:
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Totie Fields was an American comedian who got her start on the east coast in nightclubs when Ed Sullivan saw her show at the Copacabana in New York Cith and gave Fields her first big break when he booked her on his show. She made multiple appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She also appeared in a 1971 episode of The Carol Burnett Show (Season 4, Episode 21) and a 1972 episode of Here's Lucy (Season 5, Episode 7) starring Lucille Ball. During the last two years of her life, Miss Fields had undergone surgery several times including the removal of her leg, breast and eye surgery, and suffered two heart attacks. Nevertheless, in 1978, during the last year of her life, Fields was voted "Entertainer of the Year" and "Female Comedy Star of the Year" by the American Guild of Variety Artists.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Mount Sinai Memorial Parks

5950 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California, 90068


North America


Cemetery map of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
Cemetery map of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California

Grave Location:

Gardens of the Heritage, Map 8, Crypt 60C

Grave Location Description

As you drive through the gates of the cemetery stay to the right on Mt. Sinai Drive and drive past Canaan. Just as the road curves hard to the left park and exit to the right. Walk up the steps of the half circle parking area and through the large wall art titled Heritage Mosaic. When you come to the outside garden turn left and walk almost to the end the walkway and on your right you will find the grave of Totie Fields and her husband on the third row from the ground.

Grave Location GPS

34.14843234263154, -118.31828637277579



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