Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

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March 21, 1867 – July 22, 1932

Florenz “Flo” Ziegfeld, Jr.  was one of the biggest names and most important figures in early 1900’s Broadway theatre.  The Ziegfeld Follies – Paris-inspired revues replete with extravagant costumes, showstopping musical numbers and the famous “Ziegfeld Girls,” ran from 1907 through 1931 in New York City and successfully bridged the gap between the low-brow vaudeville shows and the high-concept Broadway musicals that would follow (he also produced the groundbreaking musical, Show Boat). Ziegfeld’s contribution and legend as a showman would live on long after his death in the form of movies and musicals about the man and his life.  At the time of his death in 1932, Florenz was married to future Wizard of Oz star, Billie Burke, who is buried along side of him.

Burial

Kensico Cemetery – Valhalla, NY

Specific Location

Section 78; Just off of a circle in Powhattan Ave, behind the Roth mausoleum, there is a bronze statue of a woman with her hands on her knees, Billie and Florenz are buried in front of this statue

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