Dec. 23, 1937: The funeral of Ted Healy as reported by the Daily News.
Today’s installment was supposed to be a look at Jack Marcus, Ted Healy’s manager. Marcus picked up Healy and took him home after he was treated for the injuries he received and was present when he died. Marcus was the main spokesman to the press in the coverage of Healy’s death and the subsequent investigation.
But Marcus disappears from news reports after the Healy incident. There are a few later stories in The Times referring to men named Jack Marcus, but it’s unclear if any of them is the right one. There’s nothing further about him in Daily Variety, and neither Daily Variety, the New York Times or the Los Angeles Times published an obituary.
We do know that Marcus was one of Healy’s pallbearers, so he is in this photograph, which was published in the Daily News. Unfortunately, only two men, Frank Fay, front left, and Dick Powell, front right, are identified.
To be continued.