Burnu Acquanetta

Burnu Acquanetta

Birth
Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Death 16 Aug 2004 (aged 83)
Ahwatukee, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 9336496 · View Source
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Actress. She is best known for her roles in jungle dramas during the 1940s. She was born Burnu Acquanetta, meaning "burning fire, deep water," on an Indian reservation in Cheyenne. She was later adopted, and moved to Pennsylvania with her new family, who renamed her Mildred Davenport. She appeared in "Arabian Nights," "Rhythm of the Islands" (1943), "Captive Wild Woman" (1943), "Jungle Woman" (1944), "Dead Man's Eyes" (1944) and in 1946, her most memorable film "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman." In the 1950s, she worked in "The Sword of Monte Cristo" (1951), "The Lost Continent (1951) and as an uncredited extra in "Callaway Went Thataway" (1951). In 1953 she married a car dealer, Jack Ross, and settled in Phoenix, Arizona. Acquanetta was a founder of the local Stagebush Theatre, in Scottsdale. On August 21st, funeral services were held at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Paradise Valley. She is registered as Acquanetta Ross.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 18 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9336496
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Burnu Acquanetta (17 Jul 1921–16 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9336496, citing Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by José L Bernabé Tronchoni (contributor 46500104) Unknown.