Fun Fact: What Famous Actor Is Buried in an Unmarked Grave in Carroll County?

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Which actor of 1960’s television fame once called Carroll County, Maryland home? Fred Gwynne, star of The Munsters. 

Fred Gwynne, an American actor who may be best known for playing Herman Munster in the long-ago aired CBS comedy The Munsters, spent his final days at his residence in Taneytown, Maryland. He and his wife Deborah had lived there less than a year when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died at the age of 66 – just eight days shy of his birthday.

For reasons unknown, Gwynne was laid to rest in an unmarked grave at Sandy Mount United Methodist Church in Finksburg, Maryland. In an article in Harvard’s The Crimson (2001), his daughter Madyn Gwynne said, “He was a far more complex character than the one he played on The Munsters.”

Source: Cemetery Travel Blog, Wikipedia

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