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The Final Resting Place of Lilli Palmer.
24th.May 1914 - 27th.January 1986.
Located in the Commemoration Section across from the Freedom Mausoleum.
Cause of Death - Cancer.
Lilli Palmer (born Lillie Marie Peiser) was an international actress.
Palmer, who took her surname from an English actress she admired, was one of three daughters born to Dr. Alfred Peiser, a German Jewish surgeon, and Rose Lissman, an Austrian Jewish stage actress in Posen, Prussia, Germany (then - after WW I - Poznań, Poland). She studied drama in Berlin before fleeing to Paris in 1933 following the Nazi takeover. While performing in cabarets, she attracted the attention of British talent scouts and was offered a contract by Gaumont-British. She made her screen debut in Crime Unlimited (1935) and appeared in British films for the next decade.
In 1943, she married actor Rex Harrison and followed him to Hollywood in 1945. She signed with Warner Brothers and appeared in several films, notably Cloak and Dagger (1946) and Body and Soul (1947). She also periodically appeared in stage plays as well as hosting her own television series in 1951. Harrison and Palmer appeared together in the hit Broadway play Bell, Book and Candle in the early 50s and later starred in the film version of The Four Poster (1952). Harrison and Palmer divorced in 1957. They have one son, Rex Carey Alfred Harrison (born in 1944).
Palmer went on to play both leading and supporting parts in the U.S. and abroad. On the small screen, in 1974 she starred as "Manouche 'The Leopard' Roget" in the six-part television drama series The Zoo Gang, about a group of former underground freedom fighters from World War II, with Brian Keith, Sir John Mills, and Barry Morse.
She was married to Argentine actor Carlos Thompson from 1958 until her death in Los Angeles from cancer in 1986 at the age of 71. A talented writer, she published her memoirs Change Lobsters and Dance in 1975 and a novel, The Red Raven in 1978.