Chris Farley - Madison, Wisconsin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
N 43° 04.047 W 089° 26.017
16T E 301852 N 4771179
Quick Description: American actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live cast member, interred in Madison, Wisconsin's Resurrection Cemetery after his death of a drug overdose in 1997.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2008 7:43:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM4XFY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 85

Long Description:
Christopher Crosby Farley is interred at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery at 2705 Regent Street, Madison, WI. His tomb is located in the main mausoleum inside the front gate. You can find his grave by entering through the mausoleum chapel and continuing through the chapel into the main mausoleum. Farley's tomb is located immediately on the left at the top.
Description:
Chris Farley was born on February 15, 1964. In his youth he was a class clown and at summer camp he was a very popular camp counselor.

He attended Marquette University in Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in communications and theatre. Farley then worked briefly with his father, then began performing with the Ark Improv Theatre group studying under legendary director Del Close at the Improv Olympic Theatre. He then performed at Chicago's Second City Theatre through the late 1980's and created quite a buzz in Chicago with his wild antics which attracted Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Michaels was so impressed he brought Farley to the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1990.

On Saturday Night Live, Farley created uproarious characters such as an overzealous Chippendales dancer and motivational speaker Matt Foley. During his Saturday Night Live tenure, he was making brief appearances in movies such as Waynes World and Coneheads. In 1995, Farley left Saturday Night Live to pursue his movie career. He hit box office gold with movies such as Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.


Date of birth: 02/15/1964

Date of death: 12/18/1997

Area of notoriety: Entertainment

Marker Type: Tomb (above ground)

Setting: Indoor

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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