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Affirmation of Life Ceremony for Ann Savage…

Monday, January 19th, 2009


Ann Savage


Ann Savage

Ann Savage

(February 19, 1921 – December 25, 2008)



By Allan R. Ellenberger


The affirmation of life ceremony for film noir actress, Ann Savage, was held on Sunday in the chapel of Hollywood Forever Cemetery with interment  in the Beth Olam Mausoleum. Those who spoke included Eddie Muller, writer and founder of the Film Noir Foundation; Arianne Ulmer Cipes, former actress and daughter of director Edgar G. Ulmer [Detour (1945)], and Kent Adamson, filmmaker and Savage’s manager.


Ann Savage memorial program

Memorial program


Eddie Muller and Ann Savage

A recent photo (2005) of Ann Savage and writer, Eddie Muller,
who spoke at today’s memorial (Films in Review)



Selected blessings and prayers from Christian, Jewish and secular writings were read. The ceremony concluded with the annointment of Savage’s urn with Chanel No. 5 — her favorite perfume. Following the service, a procession led guests to the Beth Olam Mausoleum niche where her cremains were placed with those of her husband, Bert D’Armand.


Procession to Ann Savage niche

Processional to the niche in the Hall of Solomon
in the Beth Olam Mausoleum



Ann Savage inurment

Preparation to inter the cremains of Ann Savage



Ann Savage niche

The urns of actress Ann Savage and her husband, Bert D’Armand