Katie Couric's Notebook: Headstones

With Halloween coming, the spirits moved us to go beyond the headlines .. to the head stones.

Rodney Dangerfield, who got no respect in life, didn't expect any in death. His headstone reads: "There goes the neighborhood."

Dean Martin left a musical message -- "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."

As did Frank Sinatra -- "The Best is Yet to Come."

And Mel Blanc? The voice of Bugs Bunny? "That's All Folks."

No biting commentary from Dracula. Bela Lugosi's headstone reads simply: "Beloved Father."

Merv Griffin left the show with these words: "I will not be right back after this message."

And Jackie Gleason? His trademark "And Away We Go!"

Jack Lemmon's headstone reads like his opening credits. "Jack Lemmon in ..."

Sonny Bono? "And the Beat Goes On."

Edgar Allen Poe -- "Quoth the Raven, Never More."

And the final words from actress Joan Hackett? Go Away, I'm Asleep.

That's a page from my notebook.

Whistling past the graveyard,

I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.

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