Freeman, Ed W. b. November 20, 1927 d. August 20, 2008 Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Master Sergeant during the Korean War and was given a battlefield commission during the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. At that point in his career his dream was to attend flight school. However, because of his six foot four stature he was considered too tall. In 1955 the height limit was raised allowing Freeman to enroll fulfilling a lifelong dream. The nickname "Too Tall" stuck with him throughout his military career. It would be...[Read More] (Bio by: Elizabeth Reed) Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA Plot: Site #12-J-155
Dawson, Richard b. November 20, 1932 d. June 2, 2012 Entertainer. Fondly remembered for playing the pocket-picking safe-cracker Corporal Peter Newkirk in the TV comedy series "Hogan's Heroes" (1965 to 1971). He became associated with 1970s TV game shows as a regular panelist on "Match Game" and as host of "Family Feud". Born Colin Emm in the Southern region of England, in the town of Gosport, his father was a truck driver, he joined the Merchant Marines at the age of fourteen. He later earned wages as a boxer and waiter, prior to making a name...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Allman, Howard Duane 'Skydog' b. November 20, 1946 d. October 29, 1971 Musician. The Allman family was living near Norfolk, Virgina, when Army Sergeant Willis Alllman was murdered on the day after Christmas, 1949. His widow, Geraldine, took her sons Gregg, two, and Duane, three, to live in Daytona Beach, Florida. In 1959 while on a family trip the boys saw B.B. King perform. Their musical dreams were born at that show. They both started playing in local groups and Duane soon quit school to work on his music. They formed a band called The Escorts and later changed...[Read More] (Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) Cause of death: Motorcycle accident Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Power, John Vincent b. November 20, 1918 d. February 1, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a First Lieutenant, Platoon Leader, in the United States Marine Corps in the 4th Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 1, 1944 at Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. His citation in part reads "Severely wounded in the stomach while setting a demolition charge on a Japanese pillbox, 1st Lt. Power was steadfast in his determination to remain in action...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Section D, Lot 4
Hubble, Edwin Powell b. November 20, 1889 d. September 28, 1953 Astronomer and Physicist. He was responsible for the discovery of the Big Bang theory of the expanding universe and the Hubble Constant. Hubble was instrumental in the design of the Hale Telescope which was set up at Mount Palomar Observatory and was given the honor in being the first to use it. The Hubble space telescope was named after him in his honor, as was Asteroid 2069 Hubble and the Hubble Crater on the Moon. (Bio by: Charles Johnathan Baumer) Unknown* Plot: Buried in Switzerland * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Gould, Chester b. November 20, 1900 d. May 11, 1985 Cartoonist. He is best known for creating the "Dick Tracy" cartoon strip. Born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, he spent 10 years working on various comic strips at the Chicago “Tribune”-New York “News” Syndicate under editor Joseph Medill Patterson before creating "Dick Tracy" in 1931. (Patterson shortened the first name from his original "Plainclothes Tracy" to the then nickname for detective, and the result was comic strip immortality.) Armed with sidekick “Pat Patton” and then Sam “Catchem”, “Dick...[Read More] (Bio by: LincolnFan) Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Delli Colli, Tonino b. November 20, 1923 d. August 16, 2005 Cinematographer. His 130 film credits include "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," "Once Upon a Time in the West," "The Name of the Rose," and "Life is Beautiful" by Roberto Benigni in 1997. He worked with directors such as Sergio Leone, Federico Fellini, Roman Polanski and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cause of death was a heart attack. He made his first film "Finalmente Si," in 1943. He shot Italy's first colour movie, "Toto a Colori," in 1952, and won 4 David di Donatello Awards. He was awarded the...[Read More] (Bio by: Genet) Chiesa di Santa Maria di Aracoeli, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Wolcott Sr., Oliver b. November 20, 1726 d. December 1, 1797 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. Born in Windsor, Connecticut, he was the son of the Royal Governor of the Connecticut colony. After graduating from Yale College at the age of 20, he served as a soldier in the Connecticut Militia during the French and Indian War. In 1751, he moved to Litchfield, Connecticut, where he would work as a merchant and later, as a county sheriff. In his late 20s, he married Laura Collins, with whom he would have five children. Wolcott...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) East Cemetery, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
McGinn, Edward b. November 20, 1843 d. September 28, 1908 Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Company F, 54th Ohio Infantry for action on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads "Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Plot: Block 20, Lot 13M
Cooke, Alistair b. November 20, 1908 d. March 30, 2004 Television Personality. British Broadcaster and Commentator for BBC Radio and Television. He is best remembered for his "Letters from America" series for BBC World Service, and for hosting the "Masterpiece Theatre" television series from 1971 to 1992. He received four Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody awards for broadcasting, and was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Born in Manchester, England, he earned an honors degree from Cambridge University...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Bones stolen before cremation
Allison, Fran b. November 20, 1907 d. July 13, 1989 Actress. Born in La Porte City, Iowa, she began working as a songstress on Iowa radio programs and eventually moved to Chicago in 1937, where she was hired as a staff singer and personality on NBC Radio. From 1937 to 1939, she was a regular on "Don McNeill's Breakfast Club" radio show as Aunt Franny. In the early 1940s, she joined puppeteer Burr Tillstrom, formed a program and became known as "Fran" of the "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie" puppet show on television 1948 to 1950s. Known as the "First...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA Plot: Old Section 2, near entrance
VIII., Pope. Pius b. November 20, 1761 d. December 1, 1830 Roman Catholic Pope. Born Francesco Xaverio Castiglioni. Upon his accession to the throne, he ordered all his relatives to resign positions they held in the Church in order to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. The character of Pius VIII was mild and amiable, and he enjoyed a reputation for learning, being especially versed in canon law, numismatics, and Biblical literature. (Bio by: MC) Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Butler, William Boynton b. November 20, 1894 d. March 25, 1972 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in he served as a Private in the 17th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. At Lempire, France, August 6, 1917, while in the trenches which were being heavily shelled, Private Butler picked up a un-exploded shell and jumped to the entrance of the emplacement. At that moment a party of infantry were passing, he shouted to them to hurry past and turning round, placed himself between the party of men and the live shell till they were out of...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woodhouse Hill Cemetery, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Plot: New Section 3, Plot 48.
Mayer, Carl b. November 20, 1894 d. July 1, 1944 Screenwriter. He is widely considered the single most important figure in the "Golden Age" of German Cinema of the 1920s. Mayer was born in Graz, Austria. When he was 16 his father committed suicide after losing a fortune in gambling, and he worked various jobs to support himself and his three younger brothers. In Berlin after World War I he met a young Czech poet, Hans Janowitz, and together they wrote the script for the Expressionist classic "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1919). Its...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, Greater London, England
Frazer, Dan b. November 20, 1921 d. December 16, 2011 Actor. Best remembered for playing Captain Frank McNeil in the TV detective series "Kojak" (1973 to 1978). The idea of acting appealed to him during his youth and at the age of fourteen, he made his introduction to audiences in a production with the WPA's Federal Theatre Project. While serving with the Special Services in the US Army during World War II, Frazer was able to continue attaining experience in theatre and following his return home, he initiated his association with Broadway in "...[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!
Larsen, William b. November 20, 1927 d. January 21, 1996 Actor. He appeared in the films "JFK" (1991), "Full Moon In Blue Water" (1988), "Five Days From Here" (1979), "Being There" (1979), "Heaven Can Wait" (1978), "Go West, Young Girl" (1978), "The Incredible Hulk" (1977), and "Delta County, U.S.A. (1977). He also appeared in the television show "Remington Steele" (1982-1987). Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Canova, Judy (Julietta) b. November 20, 1913 d. August 5, 1983 Actress, Singer. For three decades she was a unique persona in the movies and music, a musical comedienne, a yodeling country bumpkin with costumes to match. However, unknown to many she was a recording artist who made hundreds of recordings from the early '30's and continued into the end of the '50's. She was born Julietta Canova in Starke, Florida to a cotton broker father and a concert-singer mother. When only twelve, Julietta, her sister Annie and older brother Leon (Zeke) were...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memory, Columbarium of Everlasting Light