Belushi, John A. b. January 24, 1949 d. March 5, 1982 Actor. Comedian. Born John Adam Belushi in Chicago to Albanian immigrant parents. As a boy, his family moved to Wheaton, where John played on the high school football team and was homecoming king. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater where he co-founded an acting troupe. Belushi then auditioned for and won a spot with Chicago's famous Second City ensemble. In 1973 John moved to New York City and landed a role off-Broadway in National Lampoon's "Lemmings". The part led to a job...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Overdose of cocaine and heroin Chilmark Cemetery, Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: At the entrance of the cemetery.
Blackwell, Dr. Emily b. October 8, 1826 d. September 7, 1910 Physician and medical educator. As her elder sister Elizabeth did before her Emily Blackwell would also choose a medical career. Blackwell began her studies in 1848 under Dr. John Davis, demonstrator of anatomy at the Medical College of Cincinnati, but would encounter difficulty gaining admission to a medical college on account of her gender. After refusal by eleven medical schools--including her sister's alma mater Geneva College--Emily Blackwell was able to enter Rush Medical College in...[Read More] (Bio by: Kim H.) Chilmark Cemetery, Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Cowan, Louis G. b. December 12, 1909 d. November 18, 1976 Television and Radio Personality. Cowan was the executive producer and producer for the television shows, "The Quiz Kids" from 1949 to 1951, "Down You Go" from 1951 to 1956, and "Ask Me Another" in 1952. He also created the $64 Thousand Dollar Question television series. In 1958 Cowan resigned his CBS leadership following a scandal about his conduct of television game shows. He died on November 18, 1976, in an apartment fire in New York City. Chilmark Cemetery, Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Hellman, Lillian b. June 20, 1905 d. June 30, 1984 Playwright. Born in New Orleans to Max and Julia Hellman. Attended both New York University and Columbia University. She began her literary career reviewing books for the "New York Herald Tribune" and had some short stories published. Married to playwright Arthur Kober (1925-1932). In 1930 she moved to Hollywood where she reviewed movie scripts for MGM. She also met author Dashiell Hammett and would have an intimate relationship with him until his death. Hammett maintained Lillian was the...[Read More] (Bio by: Nan) Chilmark Cemetery, Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA