Victor Borge almost single-handedly, developed the Rock Cornish game hen industry in America. He owned a very large farm where he raised Rock Cornish hens.
December 23, 2000, Borge died in Greenwich, Connecticut at the age of 91 after 75 years of entertaining. Barely a week before he had recorded what would be his final televised interview with Danish television, later aired on New Year’s Eve. In a poetic coincidence, when asked where he would be spending his Christmas and New Year’s, Borge responded “somewhere completely different”.
In accordance with Borge’s wishes, his connection to both the United States and Denmark was marked by having part of his ashes interred at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, with a replica of the iconic Danish statue The Little Mermaid sitting on a large rock at the grave site, and the other part in Western Jewish Cemetery (Mosaisk Vestre Begravelsesplads) in Copenhagen.
Final Resting Place:
35 Parsonage Road
Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830
Grave Location:Section A
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery turn left heading down the road that is second from the top of the cemetery (Avenue B). Look for the Finney Mausoleum on your left along the road and stop. Look to your right and walk back 5 graves and continue walking 12 rows down the hill. Look for the expansive garden hedge and a replica of the iconic Danish statue The Little Mermaid sitting on a large rock at the grave site. You can also park on the flat area at the end of the road with the turnaround and walk straight ahead 200 feet.
Grave Location GPS41.05722938367492, -73.62170322852643
Read More About Victor Borge:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- 10 things you didn’t know about Victor Borge
- The Kennedy Center - Victor Borge
- Remembering Victor Borge
- The private waterside estate formerly owned by musical comedian Victor Borge
- Victor Borge Biography
- Thanks to Scandinavia: Victor Borge
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