born an only child on September 6,1930 in St. Louis Mo to Alfred and Eleanore (Fohr) Wigge. Shirley was called home on Monday May 11, 2020 at 1:30 am while residing at Nazareth Living Center. Shirley grew up in St. Louis City and attended Southwest High School. She was a model, singer, dancer and entertainer starting out at Casa Loma Ballroom and even danced on the Muny stage. She then found her way to Hollywood California as a young adult where she taught dance lessons for Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray studio’s. She worked as a secretary for several producers at Paramount Picture Studio’s along with traveling the USA as a dancer and singer. She led a 4-piece band combo entitled “Shirley Ann and Her Key Men.” She had bit parts in television programs such as General Hospital, Days of our Lives, Facts of Life and performed in commercials as well as several movies. In later years she worked at Santa Ana and Hollywood Park Racetrack as an usher, ticket taker and more.
Shirley is proceeded in death by her parents and much of her family. She was a cousin to the August Gremaud family of St. Louis. Her funeral will be private, and she will be laid to rest at New St. Marcus Cemetery where her parents and mother’s family are entombed.
Donations in her memory may be made to Our Lady’s Inn Our Lady’s Inn – Maternity Homes
or a charity of choice.