Bono, Sonny (Salvatore Phillip) b. February 16, 1935 d. January 5, 1998 Entertainer, US Congressman. Until the early 1960s, he had a job delivering meat along the Sunset Strip in California. He became an A&R Man for Phil Spector. Working with people such as Sam Cooke, and Chubby Checker, and writing songs such as ‘Baby Don't Go', and ‘Don't Laugh At Me' Bono achieved his highest level of fame in the entertainment field with his second wife Cheriln Sarkisian LaPierre. It was at Aldo's Italian Restaurant in Hollywood in 1961 that Sonny met a very young Cher and they...[Read More] (Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) Cause of death: Skiing Accident Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: B-35, #294 GPS coordinates: 33.8167038, -116.4414597 (hddd.dddd)
Bergen, Edgar b. February 16, 1903 d. September 30, 1978 Comedian. A ventriloquist and one of the last of the great Vaudeville-style actors, he is best remembered for his creation of the puppet characters ‘Charlie McCarthy' and ‘Mortimer Snerd' Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended Northwestern University, where he developed his acting ability and practiced ventriloquism. His early movie roles were so popular that in 1937, he starred in his own radio show, "The Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy Show" which ran until 1956, when the growing popularity...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Miramar Plot, Lot 131, Grave 2 GPS coordinates: 33.9697304, -118.3384171 (hddd.dddd)
Beaumont, Hugh b. February 16, 1909 d. May 14, 1982 Actor. He is remembered as the All-American suburban father 'Ward Cleaver' on the 1950 and 1960s popular television series "Leave It To Beaver". He actually didn't like the role much at all, feeling that it had typecast him and all but obliterated recall of his many other roles in movies and on television. Born Eugene Hugh Beaumon in Lawrence, Kansas, he began his career in show business by performing in theaters, night clubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated, Ashes scattered, Scattered at his summer retreat, not far from the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
Andrews, Patty (Patricia Marie) b. February 16, 1918 d. January 30, 2013 Singer. She shall be remembered as one third of the legendary trio The Andrews Sisters. Born Patricia Marie Andrews to a Greek immigrant family originally named Andreas, she was raised along with her sisters Maxine and La Verne in the Minneapolis suburbs; the girls formed their ensemble when Patty, who became the lead vocalist, was seven then when she was 12 they won their first major competition. They refined their art at county fairs and in Vaudeville then as their skills and popularity...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Cremated
Ellen (Rohe), Vera (Vera-Ellen Westmeyer) b. February 16, 1921 d. August 30, 1981 Actress, Dancer. She is best remembered for her role of 'Judy Haynes' in the movie, "White Christmas" (1954), playing opposite fellow actors Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Born Vera-Ellen Westmeyer Rohe in Norwood, Ohio, she began dancing at the age of ten, and within a few years, became one of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and a Broadway dancer. In 1945, she was spotted by film producer Samuel Goldwyn and invited to Hollywood, where she was...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cancer Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Roselawn section, B188
Postlethwaite, Peter William b. February 16, 1946 d. January 2, 2011 British character actor of both stage and film. Peter Postlethwaite was born to William and Mary Postlethwaite in Warrington, Cheshire. He was born into a Catholic family and served mass as a young boy at the local church. He trained as a teacher and taught Drama, before training to be an actor and appeared in numerous television dramas including "Sharp with Sean Bean". Postlethwaite was a credible actor of both stage and screen and a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company. Steven Spielberg...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul Monaghan.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Frank, Margot Betti b. February 16, 1926 d. March 9, 1945 Holocaust Victim. She was the older sister of Anne Frank, the famed Nazi Holocaust diarist and was the daughter of Otto and Edith Frank. A tidy, quiet child, she achieved good grades in school and had strong religious convictions. Her father worked in the family banking business until it collapsed in the early 1930s. In August 1933 she and her parents and younger sister Anne moved to Aachen, Germany, in preparation for a final move to Amsterdam, Netherlands, where her father founded a company...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Celler Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Bryant, SFC. William Maud b. February 16, 1933 d. March 24, 1969 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the war in Vietnam as a Sergeant First Class in Company A, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Long Khanh Province, Republic of Vietnam, on March 24, 1969. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sfc. Bryant, assigned to Company A, distinguished himself while...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Killed in action in Vietnam Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Section 15, Site 1227
Bourdon, Luc b. February 16, 1987 d. May 29, 2008 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Shippagan, New Brunswick, Canada, he played at the defense position for two seasons (2006 to 2008) in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks. After being selected by the Canucks in the 1st round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, he appeared in 36 career games. He was a member of the 2006 Canadian World Junior Hockey Championship Team. His promising career was tragically cut short when he died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 21. (Bio by: C.S.) Saint Jerome Catholic Cemetery, Shippagan, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada
Baskett, James b. February 16, 1904 d. July 9, 1948 Actor. He is fondly remembered for his portrayal of 'Uncle Remus' in the 1946 Walt Disney live action/animated musical film "Song of the South" that was based on the Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris. He studied pharmacology as a young man but gave it up to pursue an acting career. He moved to New York City, New York where he joined up with Bill 'Mr. Bojangles' Robinson. Using the name Jimmie Baskette, he appeared with Louis Armstrong on Broadway in the 1929 black musical revue "Hot...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Heart disease Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Plot: Sec: 37, Lot: 602 GPS coordinates: 39.8229485, -86.1763229 (hddd.dddd)
Oldendorf, Jesse Bartlett 'Oley' b. February 16, 1887 d. April 27, 1974 US Navy Admiral. His military career spanned World Wars I and II, and his probably best remembered for defeating a Japanese naval force in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Born in Riverside, California, he was selected to attend the US Naval Academy in 1905 and graduated in 1909. After serving two years at sea, then required by law, he received his commission in 1911. His first assignment was aboard the armored cruiser USS California, followed...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Dodds, Johnny b. February 16, 1892 d. August 8, 1940 Jazz Clarinetist and Saxophonist. He played for King Oliver's band during the roaring twenties. In Chicago, 1923, began the chain of recordings, first with King Oliver and Louis Armstrong, then with numerous famous artists of the time. He played in many small bands and led his own groups, too. The recording phase which lasted for six years and produced over 240 sides with nearly all jazz talents of those days. After the depression, Dodds continued to play with small groups, until his health...[Read More] (Bio by: Chuck Kearns) Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Sec.18 Lot 4 Grave 6
Ryder, Robert Edward Dudley b. February 16, 1908 d. June 29, 1986 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in British India, he served as a Commander in the Royal Navy. During the attack on the German Naval base at St. Nazaire, France, on March 28, 1942, Commander Ryder, in command of the gun boat HM MGB 314, was leading a force of sixteen motor launches, a motor torpedo boat, and the destroyer HMS Campbeltown. When he reached his objective, the HMS Campbeltown succeeded in ramming the dock gates. Ryder remained on the spot to conduct operations, going...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oxford Crematorium, Headington, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Melanchthon, Philipp b. February 16, 1497 d. April 19, 1560 Educator, Theologian. Born by the name of Philipp Schwarzerdt, after his father’s death he moved with his grandmother Elisabeth to Pforzheim, where he attended the Latin school. There he met Elisabeth’s brother the humanist Johannes Reuchlin, who influenced his work. It was Reuchlin who suggested Phillipp to change his last name to the Greek equivalent “Melanchthon”. In 1509 he joined the University of Heidelberg where he studied philosophy, rhetoric and astronomy. In 1512 he went to Tübingen...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Castle Church Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Wittenberger Landkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Wyler, Gretchen b. February 16, 1932 d. May 27, 2007 Actress. She appeared on stage, in films and television for over six decades. After beginning her career during the 1950s as a dancer, she first won fame for her performances in the Broadway productions of "Silk Stockings" and "Sly Fox". Wyler went on to appear in such TV series as "The Phil Silvers Show", "Toast of the Town", "Naked City", "Charlie's Angels", "It's a Living", "St. Elsewhere", "Falcon Crest", "Designing Women" and "Friends". She also had a recurring role on the series "...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Muranaga, Kiyoshi K. b. February 16, 1922 d. June 26, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class in Company F, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Suvereto, Italy, June 26, 1944. His citation reads "Private First Class Muranaga’s company encountered a strong enemy force in commanding positions and with superior firepower. An enemy 88mm self-propelled gun opened direct fire on the company, causing the men to disperse and seek...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section A 442nd Neisi Memorial
Mills, Alyce b. February 16, 1899 d. April 27, 1990 Actress. She was a popular theatre performer when she signed a contract with producer B.P. Schulberg and made her screen debut in "A Bride for a Knight" (1923). Among her many credits are "Baffled" (1924), "Parisian Love" (1925), "Too Many Kisses" (1925), "Say It Again" (1926), "Two Girls Wanted" (1927) and "Whirlwind of Youth" (1927). She retired from films at the advent of sound. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Morris, Chester (John Chester Brooks) b. February 16, 1901 d. September 11, 1970 Actor. Born in New York City, he was a popular performer best remembered for the lead role in the Boston Blackie detective films series of the 1940s. He made his Broadway stage debut as a teenager in 1918 and his big screen debut in "The Face in the Fog" (1922). He was one of the first actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for "Alibi" (1929), but it was his appearance in "The Big House" (1930), for which he broke through to stardom. In 1941, Columbia Pictures contracted him...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Overdose of barbiturates Cremated, Ashes scattered