Posted by: Drew | July 6, 2008

Asbury Park Boardwalk fortune teller Madam Marie dies at 93

Madam Marie was a fortune teller and entertainment personality in that little cinder block hut right on the boardwalk.  She was a long time fixture on the boardwalk from the late ’50’s thru the mid ’80’s.  She was made famous by Bruce Springsteen in his song “4th of July, Asbury Park”.

From Asbury Park Press

“Did you hear the cops finally busted Madam Marie,” Springsteen sang in his 1973 song, “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” “for tellin’ fortunes better than they do.” MORE…

From Youtube.com

The song that made her famous.

From NJ.com

“On his website, Springsteen wrote: “Back in the day when I was a fixture on the Asbury Park boardwalk, I’d often stop and talk to Madam Marie as she sat on her folding chair outside the Temple of Knowledge.” MORE…

From E!online

“It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that Bruce Springsteen fans are in mourning.

Boardwalk fixture and Springsteen song legend Madam Marie, the seaside clairvoyant immortalized in “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” died last Friday at age 93, great-granddaughter Sally Castello told the Asbury Park Press.” MORE…

From The Bosses Website

“Back in the day when I was a fixture on the Asbury Park boardwalk, I’d often stop and talk to Madam Marie as she sat on her folding chair outside the Temple of Knowledge.” MORE…

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