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Marlin Hurt

  • Birth 27 May 1904 Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 1946 Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot The Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace (8th unit floor, via Holly Terrace Entrance), Corridor of the Covenant, north wall elevation, Mausoleum Crypt 9934
  • Memorial ID 8058752

Radio comedian. Recalled for portraying the character of Beulah on the Fibber McGee and Molly show (before a spinoff of Hurt's own broadcast was produced), ironic in that Beulah was the McGee's black maid and Hurt was a white man. Beulah was a character in the "Aunt Jemima" vein, described as "a simple-minded but well-meaning meddler." Beulah's most famous entrance catch-phrase was "Sombody bawl fo' Beulah?" when the name was yelled for, guaranteed to get the audience howling. Hurt died unexpectedly before completion of the first season of "Beulah."

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  • Originally Created by: Theologianthespian
  • Added: 4 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8058752
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marlin Hurt (27 May 1904–21 Mar 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8058752, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .