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The Final Resting Place of Jim Davis.
Jim Davis Aug
26th 1909 - April 26th 1981.
Located in the Great Mausoleum, Iris Terrace. As you enter the Iris Terrace his marker
is on the right hand side 3rd. row up from the bottom on the left.
Cause of Death - Perforated ulcer.
Marlin "Jim" Davis was an American character actor who appeared in motion pictures from the 1940s to the 1980s.
Born Marlin Davis in Edgerton, Missouri, he is remembered in film for portraying a senator in the Warren Beatty conspiracy thriller
"The Parallax View", although he is best remembered by most for playing the role of Jock Ewing on Dallas.
Tragedy struck when his only child, daughter Tara Diane (1953-1970), was killed in a car crash at the age of sixteen.
After years of roles in a large number of Western films, in 1978 he was given the part of family patriarch, "Jock Ewing" in the Dallas TV series. He died from a Perforated ulcer after three seasons. Very popular with the audience, the show's writers made the decision not to write his death into the storyline right away. Initially, plans were made to replace him with another actor, but decided that because of audience awareness, his character was kept alive for a short time with the storyline that he was in South America drilling for oil. During the first part of the 1982 season, an episode featured his death in a helicopter crash. For his contribution to the television industry, Jim Davis has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd.