Vera-Ellen’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 16, 1921

Death Date

Aug 30, 1981

Age of Death

60 years

Cause of Death

Ovarian Cancer

Place of Death

Los Angeles,  California,  United States

Place of burial

Glen Haven & Sholom Memorial Park,  California,  United States


Movie Actress

The movie actress Vera Ellen died at the age of 60. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Dancer who appeared in several movie musicals, including On the Town (1949) with Gene Kelly and the 1954 production of White Christmas with Danny Kaye.

She married and divorced Victor Rothschild (m. 1954–1966) and Robert Hightower (m. 1941–1946). Her second marriage resulted in a child who tragically died at three months of sudden infant death syndrome.


Vera-Ellen died of ovarian cancer at The University of California Los Angeles Medical Center on August 30, 1981. She was 60 years old.


Her final resting place is Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar, California, a Los Angeles suburb.



“Dancing is like breathing-missing a day doing either is very bad.”


“Just look at me now – I’ve never been so happy in my life!”


“Getting involved is so, so . . . involving.”


“I’m not exactly repulsive.”


“I was called a bookish child. Mother sent me to a ballet teacher in Cincinnati when I was nine years old. I guess I was an awkward child and the family wanted me to be graceful. When I found out I liked to dance and people seemed to like to watch me, I was determined to go places.”