|The former Winchell home at 6116 Yucca Street
on the northeast side of Camelback Mountain. 6-02.
Walter Winchell Grave
Winchell is buried at Greenwood Memorial Lawn, 2300 W.
Van Buren, Phoenix, plot 12-3-6-17. To find the
grave, enter Greenwood at the first drive west of I-10.
Take the first turn to the left, the first turn to the
right, the first turn to the right and the first turn to
the left. The grave is in Section 17, to the west of the
road after the last turn, about midway between
intersections. Look west between a tree marked with the
number "17" and a palm tree for the large
headstone of Mitchell J. Bankhead. Walter
Winchell's marker is the 8th back from the road,
preceded by his wife and son.
grave is in the Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, adjoining
those of his son and wife. 3-02.
(Walter Winchel, 1897.04.07-1972.02.20)
Lived in Phoenix
Died in Phoenix
Winchell was a newspaper columnist credited with inventing
the gossip column. He took his column to national radio in 1932
which he began with the memorable "Good Morning, Mr. and Mrs. North
and South America and all the ships at sea ... let's go to press!"
From 1959 to 1963 his distinctive voice provided narration for the popular
television series The Untouchables.
Winchell's wife moved to
Arizona for her health in 1955, and bought a home at 6116 Yucca Street on
the northeast side of Camelback Mountain. Eventually Winchell joined
her there in retirement. Winchell, his wife who died in 1970, and
his son who committed suicide in 1968 are buried at Greenwood Memorial