Allan Sherman

November 30, 1924 – November 20, 1973

As a child, I only recall my grandmother ever laughing one time: while listening to a cassette copy of Allan Sherman’s “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” at her kitchen table. The peak of comedian/parodist, Allan Sherman’s career may have been short-lived, but he had one. When all was said and done, Sherman recorded 8 albums, created game shows, performed with the Boston Pops and was the original voice for Dr. SeussCat in the Hat. His 1964 surprise novelty hit, “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” made him a household name for a summer. Then, the world turn its eyes to some bands from Britain and moved on. But, Allan continued to work. He wrote song parodies for 20 years, produced TV shows and toured the world. He struggled with his weight for most of his life. He also struggled with alcohol. Not a particularly great combination. He died of emphysema at the age of 48.

Burial

Hillside Memorial Park – Culver City, CA

Specific Location

Main Mausoleum, Columbarium of Hope, #513; Enter the main doors, turn right and then left down a main hall until just before you get to Jack Benny, turn into the small alcove on your left and Allan is in the niche on the back wall, 5 rows up, 3 spaces from the right corner.

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