Mary Jane “Suzanne” <I>Gumm</I> Cathcart


Mary Jane “Suzanne” Gumm Cathcart

Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
Death 27 May 1964 (aged 48)
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Iris Terrace, Great Mausoleum, Iris Columbarium, Niche 27771-B
Memorial ID 126982696 View Source
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Mary Jane Gumm is the oldest daughter of vaudevillians Frank and Ethel Gumm and future older sister of the actress Judy Garland. She was raised in Grand Rapids and, along with her younger sister Virginia 'Jimmie', performed a dancing act at their father's vaudeville theater known as The Gumm Sisters, while their mother played the piano. The sisters had tremendous talent, although they were nothing compared to their youngest sister Baby Frances, the future Judy Garland. Their mother continuously kept trying with all three of her daughters and after moving from their home in Minnesota in 1927 when Mary Jane was 12, they began to go for auditions in shows and bigger more famous nightclubs. After some bad reviews, Mary Jane decided that a life of show business wasn't what she wanted and, along with Jimmie, she backed out only to perform at their father's vaudeville theater in 1930. She later went on to marry Lee Kahn and changed her name to Suzanne Kahn. Then later married band conductor Jack Cathcart.

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  • Created by: Romper90069
  • Added: 27 Mar 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 126982696
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane “Suzanne” Gumm Cathcart (24 Sep 1915–27 May 1964), Find a Grave Memorial ID 126982696, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Romper90069 (contributor 1277) .