Grave marker for Katherine Grant

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Jessica Wahl  CERRITOS, CA
Katherine Grant was a silent film actress best known for her appearances in Hal Roach comedies. On top of acting she also modeled, danced, and even taught dancing for a time.

Katherine passed away on April 2, 1937 in a San Bernardino, California hospital. Her cause of death was listed as pulmonary thrombosis, but was most likely exacerbated by a nervous breakdown she experienced after she was hit by a car a few years prior. She was only 32 years old. She was buried in an unmarked grave in Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. 

I am hoping that silent film fans from near and far will help donate so that we can make sure that Katherine Grant and her contributions to silent films are not forgotten. By donating, you will be helping to ensure that her memory will live on almost 80 years after her death. 

Enormous thanks need to be extended to Katherine's great niece, Kelly Flick, for getting on board and granting permission for us to purchase a headstone. I would also like to thank Tom Suhs because without him, this venture would not have begun so soon. 

To read a short biography about Katherine Grant, please visit the link here. 

To view some of Katherine's available film shorts on Youtube, follow the links below:

What's the World Coming To? (1926)
His Wooden Wedding (1925)
Isn't Life Terrible? (1925)
What Price Goofy? (1925)
Should Husbands Be Watched? (1925)
Frozen Hearts (1923)
Roughest Africa (1923)
A Man About Town (1923)
Oranges and Lemons (1923)
Gas and Air (1923)
Kill or Cure (1923)
Collars and Cuffs (1923)
Pick and Shovel (1923)
Under Two Jags (1923)
White Wings (1923)
The Noon Whistle (1923)
The Cobbler (1923)
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Update 3
Posted by Jessica Wahl
8 months ago
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WE DID IT!! Words cannot describe how thrilled I am that we reached our goal in just over a month. I of all people know how precious every dollar and cent can be and every bit donated is very appreciated and combined so that we can all have a part in making sure that Katherine will not be forgotten. I will be meeting with the headstone carvers hopefully this weekend and give them the check and we can get this headstone made!
I am also wanting to do some kind of unveiling ceremony or gathering of some sort when the stone is actually put in place, but I am not sure who all is local and would be able to attend. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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Posted by Jessica Wahl
9 months ago
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I wanted to share a mock up of what Katherine's headstone will look like. I wanted to include a border that looked like a silent film title card and also wanted a mention of her career as a silent film actress.
What do you guys think?
This is a mock up of the headstone!
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Posted by Jessica Wahl
9 months ago
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I wanted to post an update in regards to how the fundraiser will work for securing a headstone for Katherine. Now, I am not related to Katherine, but I have gotten permission from her next of kin, her great-niece, Kelly, to go ahead and get a headstone for Katherine. Kelly is across the country and I am in California where Katherine is buried so that is one reason why I am spearheading this campaign.
Because of the nature of the campaign I will be the one withdrawing the funds. It will go into my account and I will issue a check to the memorial makers and the cemetery for the making and the laying of the headstone. The funds being asked for will go to the actual making of the headstone as well as the fees the cemetery has for placing the headstone.
I wanted to make sure this is clear for everyone. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. I cannot thank you all enough for contributing and I hope that soon we can get a proper marker for Katherine Grant.
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Elizabeth Ann
10 months ago
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This is a wonderful idea and I hope Katherine gets a beautiful headstone :-) I've been a fan for many years and would be glad to help get this funded. ~ Elizabeth from ClassicHollywoodBeauties.com

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Melinda Bailey
8 months ago
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I donated on behalf of my daughter as part of her 16th birthday present. She has an intense interest in silent film. When she learned she could help pay for Katherine's headstone, she wanted to help out immeadiately. We both hope Katherine receives the headstone she deserves.

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Minda Powers-Douglas
10 months ago
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Of course, I'm going to donate to this cause! In fact, I already did. My dream is to place gravestones at all of the silent film ladies' graves who've never had one. What a great cause, Jess!

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Eileen Donovan
9 months ago

Would love to see a headstone for Drew Barrymore's relative Helene Costello as well: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5898800.

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$815 of $800 goal

Raised by 33 people in 10 months
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Created May 24, 2016
DS
$15
Dave Samuelson
8 months ago
MA
$35
Michael Aus
8 months ago
$15
Anonymous
8 months ago
MB
$10
Melinda Bailey
8 months ago
RH
$25
Rosemary Hawkins
8 months ago

Thank you for setting up this fund. I have enjoyed seeing Katherine Grant in films with Charley Chase very much and I am glad she will be getting this long overdue recognition.

$25
Anonymous
8 months ago
$25
Kayla Sturm
9 months ago

So happy to see this happening for Miss Grant, and only wish I could give more. xoK, SallyBlane.com

JF
$20
Jill Feldman
9 months ago

I wish it could be more; it will help. Glad to be a part of this..

JB
$30
John Bickler
9 months ago
CC
$10
Charley Chase
9 months ago

From the Charley Chase FB site

Elizabeth Ann
10 months ago
2
2

This is a wonderful idea and I hope Katherine gets a beautiful headstone :-) I've been a fan for many years and would be glad to help get this funded. ~ Elizabeth from ClassicHollywoodBeauties.com

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Melinda Bailey
8 months ago
1
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I donated on behalf of my daughter as part of her 16th birthday present. She has an intense interest in silent film. When she learned she could help pay for Katherine's headstone, she wanted to help out immeadiately. We both hope Katherine receives the headstone she deserves.

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Minda Powers-Douglas
10 months ago
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Of course, I'm going to donate to this cause! In fact, I already did. My dream is to place gravestones at all of the silent film ladies' graves who've never had one. What a great cause, Jess!

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Eileen Donovan
9 months ago

Would love to see a headstone for Drew Barrymore's relative Helene Costello as well: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5898800.

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