Lamarr, Hedy b. November 9, 1913 d. January 19, 2000 Actress. Daughter of a prominent Viennese banker, she gained notority as a teen for running through the woods nude in the 1933 Czech film "Ecstasy". She later married a wealthy arms manufacturer Fritz Mandl. After three years of marriage, and fearing the threat of Adolph Hitler, she left her husband and homeland of Austria in 1937. In London she met Louis B. Mayer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture Studios, who signed her to a contract, and sent her to Hollywood. At a dinner party given...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Cremated, Ashes scattered Plot: Ashes scattered in the Austrian forest near Vienna.
Pleshette, Suzanne b. January 31, 1937 d. January 19, 2008 Actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York the only child of Eugene and Geraldine Kaplan Pleshette, she entered the High School of the Performing Arts at twelve, and attended Syracuse University with a drama major. She made her Broadway debut in 1957's ‘Compulsion' which was followed by ‘Golden Fleecing' with Tom Poston in 1958. That same year saw her feature film debut in ‘The Geisha Boy.' In 1961, she replaced Anne Bancroft in the Broadway production of ‘The Miracle Worker' winning critical acclaim...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Abraham, Block 12, Space 7
Meurisse, Paul b. December 21, 1912 d. January 19, 1979 Actor. Born in Dunkerque, France, he is best remembered for his role in the classic film "Les Diaboliques" (1955), as the cruel husband who is supposedly murdered by his wife and mistress. His other films include Jean Renoir's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1959), Julien Duvivier's "Marie-Octobre" (1959), "Le Monocle Noir" (1961), "Le Deuxième Souflle" (1966), "Le Congrès s'amuse" (1966) and "L'Armée des Ombres" (1969). On stage Meurisse triumphed in Sacha Guitry's play "Mon Père Avait Raison." He...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cimetière de Neuilly-sur-Seine (Ancien), Neuilly-sur-Seine, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 5, next to the entrance from Rue des Graviers
Musial, Stan 'Stan the Man' b. November 21, 1920 d. January 19, 2013 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. For twenty-two seasons (1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963), he played at the outfielder and first-baseman positions with the St. Louis Cardinals. One of the most prolific players in baseball history, he captured a remarkable seven batting titles, while earning three Most Valuable Player Awards (1943, 1946 and 1948). Born Stanley Frank Musial in Donora, Pennsylvania (not far from Pittsburgh), his father was a zinc miner, Stan was an exceptional athlete...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Bellerive Heritage Gardens, Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Pickett, Wilson b. March 18, 1941 d. January 19, 2006 Legendary Soul Singer, Composer. He was dubbed “The Wicked Pickett” my radio DJ’s and fans, for his gruff power, raw groove and growling energy he brought to R & B music for over four decades. He first performed in the gospel harmony group the Violinaires in the 1950s and became a member of the Falcons in 1959. Their hit "I Found a Love" helped Pickett make a deal with Atlantic Records and the hook up with renowned producer Jerry Wexler at Stax Records. There with Steve Cropper, the guitarist...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Perkins, Carl b. April 9, 1932 d. January 19, 1998 Musician. Born Carl Lee Perkins in Tiptonville, Tennessee, he was a rockabilly guitarist, singer, songwriter and a rock music pioneer. He began playing guitar at age 7 and at age 13, he won at a talent show with a song he had written titled "Movie Magg". In the early 1950s, he formed a group called the Perkins Brothers which perform at a local honky tonks and appeared on WDXT radio in Jackson, Tennessee. He was touring with Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, when he was signed by Sam Phillips to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Complications from multiple strokes Ridgecrest Cemetery, Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Swan, Charles A. b. May 29, 1838 d. January 19, 1914 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private, in Company K, 4th Iowa Cavalry. In a conflict with Confederates at Selma, Alabama, on April 2, 1865, Private Swan captured the flag and color bearer of the 11th Mississippi, Infantry. For bravery in action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in June, 1865. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Lawson, Ted W. b. March 7, 1917 d. January 19, 1992 Military Aviator, Author. One of "Doolittle's Raiders". On April 18, 1942, Major Lawson piloted the Ruptured Duck, one of the 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers in first air attack by the United States in World War 2 against mainland Japan. The raid was planned and led by General Jimmy Doolittle in response to the recent sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Doolittle trained his 16 crews to take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier, which at the time was considered impossible. The planes were transported...[Read More] (Bio by: Randy) Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California, USA Plot: Outside Mausoleum, Building 1, Niche E-7
Benton, Thomas Hart b. April 15, 1889 d. January 19, 1975 Painter, Muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was the outstanding figure in the American Regionalist movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Benton is best known for his murals of everyday and historical scenes of the Midwest and Southern United States. Although he declared himself "an enemy of modernism" his work is highly...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered over Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts
Pennell, Henry Singleton b. June 18, 1874 d. January 19, 1907 Tirah Campaign Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the Derbyshire Regiment, British Army. During the attack on the Dargai Hirghts, Tirah, India, October 20, 1897, when a Captain was struck down, Lieutenant Pennell ran to his assistance under a hail of bullets, to carry and drag him back to cover. For most prestigious gallantry, he was promoted Captain and awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St Gregory Churchyard, Dawlish, Devon, England
Doherty, Denny b. November 29, 1940 d. January 19, 2007 Singer, Songwriter. He started his music career in Montreal in 1960 as the co-founder of the Colonials, which later became the Halifax Three. He was most noted for being the Canadian member of the Mamas and the Papas folk group of the 1960s. With the Mamas and the Papas, he led the group onto the charts with hits including "Monday, Monday," "California Dreamin," "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and "Dedicated to the One I Love." In the mid-1960s, Time magazine called the Mamas and the Papas one of...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada Plot: Section 6G, Plot S, Grave 13A
Room, Frederick George b. May 31, 1895 d. January 19, 1932 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as an Lance Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. During a German attack at Frezenberg, Belgium, August 16, 1917, when the company which was in the forward line had many casualties, Lance-Corporal Room was in charge of the stretcher-bearers. He worked under intense fire, dressing the wounded and with complete disregard for his own life, he showed unremitting devotion to his duties. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Greenbank Cemetery, Easton, Gloucestershire, England
Gillenwater, James Robert Lee b. October 28, 1871 d. January 19, 1946 Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was originally buried in Payne Cemetery, Rogersville, Tennessee. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army in Company A, 36th Infantry, US Volunteers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 3, 1899 near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation reads "While on a scout drove off a superior force of insurgents and with the assistance of one comrade brought from the field of action the bodies of two...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Highland Cemetery, Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
Caselotti, Adriana b. May 16, 1916 d. January 19, 1997 Actress. As a teenager in 1934, she won the role that would make her famous, the voice of "Snow White" in Walt Disney's first feature-length cartoon. She sang the song "Someday My Prince Will Come." According to studio history, Disney had been searching for a voice that was "ageless, friendly, natural and innocent." Ariannna Caselotti got a recommendation for the role when a Disney casting scout asked her father, a Los Angeles vocal coach, if any of his students might have a voice beguiling...[Read More] Cremated, Ashes scattered
Flawn, Thomas b. December 22, 1857 d. January 19, 1925 British Basuto War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born at Finedon in Northamptonshire, he served as a Private with the 94th Regiment (The Connaught Rangers.) On November 28, 1879, during the Basuto War, in the course of an attack on Sekukuni's Town, Private Flawn and Private Francis Fitzpatrick, together with six men of the Native Contingent, were with a Lieutenant of the First Dragoon Guards who was badly wounded. At first, the natives carried the wounded officer, but the party was attacked by...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Plumstead Cemetery, Plumstead, Greater London, England Plot: K758
Stewart, John b. September 5, 1939 d. January 19, 2008 Musician. He is best remembered as a member of the folk music group "The Kingston Trio". A native of San Diego, California, he replaced musician Dave Guard when he left in 1961, staying with the Kingston Trio until they disbanded in 1967. He went on to write the hit song, "Daydream Believer" for "The Monkees "that same year, and in 1968 he traveled with Senator Robert F. Kennedy during Kennedy's presidential campaign run. He also had a successful solo career, and released the 1979 single, "...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!