Yvette Vickers memorial

 FUNERALS/MEMORIALS

Alone in life, Yvette Vickers is somewhat less alone in death

 

 

 Flowers and a photo are seen before the Beverly Hills memorial service for Yvette Vickers on Friday. (Stefano Paltera / For the Los Angeles Times / June 3, 2011)

 

 

At a memorial service for the former Playboy model and horror-film actress who lay undiscovered for nearly a year after her death, her half brother shares what little he knows of her mysterious life.

 

By Mike Anton
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2011

 

If she hadn’t starred in the 1950s cult horror films “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” if she hadn’t posed nude for Playboy, few would have asked how 82-year-old Yvette Vickers could have died in her Benedict Canyon home and remained there undiscovered for nearly a year.

 

But Vickers did that and more. The voluptuous blond with bedroom eyes appeared on television and Broadway and in minor movie roles until her career petered out in the 1970s.

 

And so when her mummified body was discovered by a neighbor in April in a home overgrown with ivy and littered with clothes, junk mail and letters, it rated a couple of newspaper stories and an obituary that listed no immediate survivors.

 

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One Response to “Yvette Vickers memorial”

  1. Rick Herron says:

    I was glad to see this; I’d worried that she didn’t get a proper funeral. Where is she buried, or was she cremated? Thanks.
    SHE WAS CREAMATED BUT ITS NOT KNOWN THEIR LOCATION

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