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Jeff Chandler

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Jeff ChandlerBirth: December 15, 1918

Jeff Chandler (Born Ira Grossel ) was an American film actor and singer in the 1950s.

Died: June 17, 1961

Shortly after completing his role in Merrill's Marauders in 1961, he injured his back while playing baseball with U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers who served as extras in the movie. Chandler entered a Culver City hospital and had surgery for a spinal disc herniation on May 13, 1961. There were severe complications; an artery was damaged and Chandler hemorrhaged. 

In a seven and a half hour emergency operation over and above the original surgery, he was given 55 pints of blood. Another operation followed, date unknown, where he received an additional 20 pints of blood. He died on June 17, 1961 at the age of 42. His death was deemed malpractice and resulted in a large lawsuit and settlement for his children.

Where are they buried?

  • Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York
  • All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois
  • Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California

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Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California

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