, Spike b. 1952 d. 1962 Canine Actor. Rescued by animal trainer Frank Weatherwax from a North Hollywood Animal Shelter, he was trained to perform and do tricks. He auditioned for and won the role of 'Old Yeller' in the 1957 Walt Disney movie "Old Yeller"; which may be his most memorable role. Other credits include the role of 'King' in "The She-Creature" (1956), 'Patrasche' in "A Dog of Flanders" (1959) and 'Pete' in "The Silent Call" (1961). He guest starred in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Weatherwax Residence, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Unders shade tree in the back yard.
Alberni, Luis b. October 4, 1886 d. December 23, 1962 Actor. He majored in drama at the University of Madrid and got his start performing in theatres throughout Europe. In 1914 he moved to the United States to continue his career in the acting profession. Alberni's debonair looks and talent gained attention and he was cast in a number of Broadway productions between 1915 and 1928, often in comedies. The most notable was the original production of "What Price Glory?" (1924 to 1925). He also made a handful of silent films and settled in Hollywood...[Read More] (Bio by: Priscilla) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block G, Section 6171, Lot 5
Arthur, Johnny b. May 20, 1883 d. December 31, 1951 Actor. Comedic character performer of silent and early talkie films. Born in Scottsdale, Pennsylvania, he began performing as a teen and had 25 years of experience in vaudeville and English music hall before making his movie debut in 1923. He starred in the 1925 horror spoof "The Monster" (as the unlikely romantic interest), and in a series of two-reelers for the Christie studio in the late 1920s. Arthur's heyday was in the pre-Production Code period (1929 to 1933), when he had a...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Memorial Park H, Lot 9040, Space 2, curb marking 8865
Barton, Lyle b. January 19, 1889 d. May 2, 1971 Actress. Appeared in motion pictures from the 1920s to the 1940s. Also known as Lyle Tayo, she appeared in several "Our Gang" comedies in the early 1930s, usually playing a mother or aunt to one of the kids. She worked with comedy legends Laurel and Hardy in some of their films, as well. Her grave does not have a marker. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block E, Section 4949, Lot 5 [unmarked]
Benaderet, Bea b. April 4, 1906 d. October 13, 1968 Actress. Born in New York City and raised in San Francisco, California, she had a remarkable career in radio and television. She launched her network radio career in 1936, appearing as a regular on The Campbell Playhouse", "The Jack Benny Show", "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", "The Great Gildersleeve" and "Fibber McGee and Molly". For television, she is best remebered as the voice of Betty Rubble on the "Flintstones" and as Kate Bradley on "Petticoat Junction". She also played the role...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Lung Cancer Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum of Hope, Row C, Crypt 34 GPS coordinates: 34.1877785, -118.3631973 (hddd.dddd)
Best, Willie (William) b. May 27, 1916 d. February 27, 1962 Actor. Along with Stepin Fetchit and Mantan Moreland, he typified Hollywood's racist views of African Americans during the 1930s and 1940s. For years he was known only by the name of the character he played, Sleep 'n Eat, a lazy, easily-frightened nitwit. Best was eventually billed under his own name but his roles never rose above the menial. His 120 films include "Little Miss Marker" (1934), "The Littlest Rebel" (1935), "Blondie" (1938), "High Sierra" (1941), "Cabin in the Sky" (1943), and "...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cause of death: Cancer Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block L, Section 999, Lot 22, Curb #996, 10 graves from curb
Blystone, John G. b. December 2, 1892 d. August 6, 1938 Motion Picture Director, Actor. He appeared in 4 films, was the writer of 4, the producer of 7, the supervisor on 46 and the director of 66 films including: "The Last Man on Earth" (silent), "The Sky Hawk," "Tol'able David," "Charlie Chan's Chance," "Swiss Miss" and "Block-Heads." He was the brother of actor Stanley Blystone and director Jasper Blystone. (Bio by: Tony Scott) Cause of death: Heart Attack Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA