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Cass Elliot
Original name: Ellen Naomi Cohen
Birth: Sep. 19, 1941
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1974
London
Greater London, England

Rock Singer. She was a singer for the folk-rock group "Mamas and the Papas," during the 1960s and early 1970s. Born Ellen Naomi Cohen in Baltimore, Maryland, she grew up in the Washington DC area. During her senior year in high school she performed in a summer stock of "The Boyfriend" at the Owings Mills Playhouse; a performance that compelled her to forego college in pursuit of an acting career. She began with the play version of "The Music Man" and in early 1963 she formed a folk singing group called "The Triumvirate", later changed to "The Big 3." "The Big 3" produced two albums, and made appearances on "The Tonight Show," "Hootenanny," and the "Danny Kaye Show." In 1964, the name was changed to "Cass Elliott and the Big Three" (with two new members replacing others who had left the group). The four soon became "The Mugwumps," lasting until late 1964, when she joined John and Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty of the group "The New Journeymen." In 1965, they changed their name to "The Mamas and The Papas," and from 1965 to 1968, produced 5 number one hits, including "Dream a Little Dream of Me" which became Cass's theme song during her short-lived solo period. She had two prime time television specials, in 1969 and 1973, and a score of television appearances during this time. In 1974, she traveled to London, England to perform in the Palladium to sell-out audiences, but died of a sudden heart attack towards the end of her tour. A partially eaten ham sandwich next to her bed led to the incorrect rumor that she had choked to death on the sandwich. In 1998, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Mount Sinai Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Court of Tanach, Lot 5000, Grave 2F
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 319
Cass Elliot
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- Just Patricia
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
MAMA CASS, I know you, did not pass from a "HAM Sammich". I just wish u were here to share your voice again. I miss u. R.I.P. !!!
- Rev. Steve Martinez
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
thank you so much for the music you gave us! You are always missed and cannot help but think of you ever time I hear CALIFORNIA DREAMIN playing. Heaven now has a wonderful angel love you Cass!
- Shari
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014
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