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Mitzi the Dolphin

  • Birth 1958
  • Death 1972
  • Burial Marathon, Monroe County, Florida, USA
  • Plot on an island 2 miles from Miami in the Florida Keys called Grassy Key
  • Memorial ID 7288646

Animal Actor. Mitzi was the original 'Flipper.' She played the role in the film, "Flipper" in 1963, and the television series from 1964 to 1968. She died in 1972 of a heart attack at the age of 14. Her grave is marked by the statue of a life-sized dolphin, and a small plaque nearby that reads, 'Dedicated to the memory of Mitzi. The original Flipper.'

Bio by: Peterborough "K"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7288646
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mitzi the Dolphin (1958–1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7288646, citing Dolphin Research Institute And Center, Marathon, Monroe County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .