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 Bernice Petkere

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Bernice Petkere

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Jan 2000 (aged 98)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Abbey of the Psalms, Sanctuary of Faith (E-3), West Wall, #1273
Memorial ID 10006551 View Source
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Singer. Known as "The Queen of Tin Pan Alley," she was a very successful singer and songwriter during the depression and after. In 1933 she wrote the internationally famous hit "Close Your Eyes." She also wrote "My River Home", "By a Rippling Stream", "Eyes Blue as the Skies", "Happy Little Farmer", "Lonesome Melody", "Running Away From Everyone", and "Wedding Waltz". She was married to CBS Musical Director Fred Berrens.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: TLS
  • Added: 30 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10006551
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10006551/bernice-petkere : accessed ), memorial page for Bernice Petkere (11 Aug 1901–7 Jan 2000), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10006551, citing Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .