Famous American Filmmaker, Harriet Lynn, Passes away

Harriet Lynn was a popular American dancer and singer who also appeared in the first production of the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in the year 1967 and went on to testify against its demolition 40 years later, passed away from lung cancer on Oct. 31 at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

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Harriet Lynn Death. Her Obituary

Harriet Lynn a famed American personality has left the mortal world for the high heavens. Her cause of death was the result of lung cancer. She passed away on Oct 31 in the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

The Survivors of Harriet Lynn also include her husband of 37 years, Ivan Kramer who is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County physics professor; two sibling brothers, H. Gerald Garbis from Grants Pass, Oregon, and Stuart L. Garbis of Owings Mills; and a sibling sister, Carla H. Garbis of Crockett, California.  There are no funeral services recorded at the time of publishing this article.

Harriet Lynn Legacy and Works

The former University Parkway resident was age 77 years old at the time of her death. Born in Baltimore, she was raised by her parents on Allendale Road and Pikesville. She was the daughter of Morris Garbis who works as a real estate agent and property owner, and Ruth Rochkind, a housewife and poet. She completed her high school at Milford Mill High School and later earned a degree in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music. Her first acting teacher was her cousin Vivienne Shub.

She went to study dance with Deborah L. Hoffman. Ms. Lynn went into musical theater and rented an apartment in New York hoping to get a good job. “I was willing to live in New York and starve for a while,” she said in a 1967 Sun story.

In the year 1994, the veteran woman went to found the Heritage Theater Artists’ Consortium. “My sister loved all things art and she traveled all over the world,” said her beloved sister Carla H. Garbis. “She photographed nature and food. She photographed everything that was served to her and her table companions.

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She also liked connecting with people and had more energy and was healthier than anyone I know at 77 until one day she wasn’t.” Ms. Lynn has often reported, “Strangers are friends I haven’t met.” She was the cornerstone of the local theater who also taught the art of tai chi.

Lynn also played the role of Ms. Shields who was born Ella Catherine Buscher in Baltimore and later migrated to London and acted as a man and did the song. “Burlington Bertie from Bow” is popular. MMS Lynn has also worked and acted on cruise ships and with DD Smith & Co., a nightclub act.

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The now-deceased Harriet Lynn also worked as a producer and artistic director of the famed Pumpkin Theatre, a children’s performing arts group section. After living in Baltimore for numerous years, she moved to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California with her family. She was also a regular person in the theater in that locality.