Posts Tagged ‘Yma Sumac’

Yma Sumac Grave Marked

Saturday, May 9th, 2009


Yma Sumac


Yma Sumac


Opera sensation, Yma Sumac, known as the “Peruvian Songbird,” who passed away on November 1, 2008 was laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Recently her crypt, in the new section of the Abbey of the Psalms and the Sanctuary of Memories corridor, was marked.


 Yma Sumac grave



In Memoriam…

Monday, February 23rd, 2009




Just a few of the stars who passed away last year that were not mentioned in last evenings Academy Award ceremony.


Lest we forget…


Ann Savage

ANN SAVAGE (1921-2008)


Eartha Kitt

EARTHA KITT (1927-2008)


Sam Bottoms

SAM BOTTOMS (1955-2008)



Robert Prosky

ROBERT PROSKY (1930-2008)


Beverly Garland



Irving Brecher

IRVING BRECHER (1914-2008)


Yma Sumac

YMA SUMAC (1922-2008)


Edie Adams

 EDIE ADAMS (1927-2008)


Anita Page

ANITA PAGE (1910 – 2008)


Fred Crane

FRED CRANE (1918-2008)



ESTELLE GETTY (1923-2008)


George Carlin

GEORGE CARLIN (1937-2008)


Harvey Korman

HARVEY KORMAN (1927-2008)




Obit…Yma Sumac

Monday, November 3rd, 2008


Yma Sumac, ‘Peruvian songbird’ with multi-octave range, dies at 86


Bursting onto the American music scene after signing with Capitol Records in 1950, the raven-haired Sumac was known as the “Nightingale of the Andes,” the “Peruvian Songbird” and a “singing marvel” with a 4 1/2-octave (she said five-octave) voice.


The singer with a persona matching her exotic voice became an international sensation in the 1950s.


By Dennis McLellan
November 3, 2008


Yma Sumac, the Peruvian-born singer whose spectacular multi-octave vocal range and exotic persona made her an international sensation in the 1950s, has died. She was 86.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)