Caryll Ann Ekelund (Caryll Ann Ekelund)

Caryll  Ann Ekelund

Actress. She appeared with Shirley Temple in the film, “The Blue Bird” (1940), in the role of a little girl. Her name was later cut from the credits for no apparent reason. Her dress caught fire from a jack-o-lantern on Halloween night, October 31, 1939. She died from the injuries on november 3, 1939. At her funeral at Forest Lawn a few days later, her five brothers served as pallbearers while a quartet sang her favorite song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Her burial shroud was the unborn child toga from her role in the Shirley Temple film The Blue Bird.

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  • May, 06, 1935


  • November, 03, 1939


  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
  • California
  • USA

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