Charlotte, North Carolina: Hilton Sisters Siamese Twins GraveDaisy and Violet Hilton, attached at the hip, were stars of the film "Chained for Life" and the Broadway musical "Side Show," but died so broke that they're buried in someone else's grave.
Forest Lawn West Cemetery
- 4601 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC
- Forest Lawn West Cemetery. Northwest edge of the city. I-85 exit 34, then west on Freedom Drive/Hwy 27 for a little over a mile. The Cemetery will be on the left. Section M, Row 6, and two stones in from road near cedar tree. Sharing tombstone with Troy Thompson.
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Took a little while to find! When you enter the cemetery, go straight and it's the third right turn. The mausoleum is back to the right, and the grave is on the left, six rows up, second one in. There were some small angel statues and flowers, along with a recent looking picture on the grave.[Ellie Dougherty, 02/12/2015]
After driving around for more than an hour in the cemetery, I knew I needed to share more information on where the grave is actually located within the cemetery. The headstone of Troy Thompson and the Hilton sisters is before the mausoleum on the lefthand side. [The engraved side of the tombstone faces away from the 1-story white building.] We could not find any markers that indicated the sections.[Kathleen Whelan, 06/10/2013]
We looked for a long time for the Hilton sisters' headstone at Forest Lawn only to discover that they do not have their own. Instead, they share a grave marker with a man named Troy M. Thompson, a young man who died in Vietnam. Apparently his father was an acquaintance of the Hilton Sisters in Charlotte and added their names to his son's headstone at the time of their deaths (1969). The burial site is in Section M, row 6 and 2 stones in from the road near the cedar tree.[tom, 04/23/2009]
I was reading up on the Florida trips for an upcoming road trip and I stumbled upon the "Circus Freak Wintering Town" tip. The RA tidbit mentioned that the "The Siamese twin Hilton sisters ran a fruit stand here".
The Hilton Sisters, Violet and Daisy, are laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Charlotte, NC. In a somewhat strange twist of fate the Hilton Sisters ARE NOT the most famous pair of Siamese Twins buried in North Carolina. That title has to go to Chang and Eng Bunker, the "Original Siamese Twins." Chang and Eng are buried up in White Plains, NC.[Greg Brown, 01/26/2001]
April 2009: Photo added.