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Room Eight Famous memorial

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death
13 Aug 1968 (aged 20–21)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Calabasas, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID
7374255 View Source

Animal Figure. He was the unofficial mascot of Elysian Heights Elementary School and came on the scene entering room number 8 in 1952 through an open window and became a fixture for sixteen years. The cat was dubbed with the name "Room Eight" by the children. The cat would disappear all summer but the minute school started, he would appear. It was a waiting game which brought out newspaper and television camera's to watch for his arrival. This grey-and-white alley cat became the most famous feline in America. He posed for countless pictures and was emblazoned on all sorts of wearing apparel. He was the subject of a TV documentary called "Big Cats, Little Cats," and in 1966 an illustrated children's book was published. A story in "My Weekly Reader" brought Room Eight 10,000 fan letters from children everywhere, some which included money to pay for his food. He died at the Lockhart Pet Hospital in Hollywood, California in 1968.

Animal Figure. He was the unofficial mascot of Elysian Heights Elementary School and came on the scene entering room number 8 in 1952 through an open window and became a fixture for sixteen years. The cat was dubbed with the name "Room Eight" by the children. The cat would disappear all summer but the minute school started, he would appear. It was a waiting game which brought out newspaper and television camera's to watch for his arrival. This grey-and-white alley cat became the most famous feline in America. He posed for countless pictures and was emblazoned on all sorts of wearing apparel. He was the subject of a TV documentary called "Big Cats, Little Cats," and in 1966 an illustrated children's book was published. A story in "My Weekly Reader" brought Room Eight 10,000 fan letters from children everywhere, some which included money to pay for his food. He died at the Lockhart Pet Hospital in Hollywood, California in 1968.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 22 Apr 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7374255
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7374255/room-eight: accessed ), memorial page for Room Eight (1947–13 Aug 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7374255, citing Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, Calabasas, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .