Khachaturian, Aram b. June 6, 1903 d. May 1, 1978 Composer. He was educated at the Gnesin School and the Moscow Conservatory. Together with Prokofiev and Shostakovich he was one of the most popular and successful composers of the Soviet period. His unique musical idiom was marked by his Armenian heritage. His scores are noted for their sensuous, singing melodic writing, colorful orchestration, and elemental rhythmic drive. Known in the West chiefly as the composer of instrumental concerti and the vivid scores for the ballets Gayaneh and...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Komitas Pantheon, Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Farrell, Glenda b. January 30, 1904 d. May 1, 1971 Actress. Born in Enid, Oklahoma, she began her career with a theatrical company at the age of 7, appeared in a number of Broadway shows in the 1920s and made her screen debut in "Little Caesar" (1930). From 1930 to 1968, her many credits included "Scandal For Sale" (1932), "Gold Diggers of 1935" (1935), "City Without Woman" (1943), "Apache War Smoke" (1952), "Kissin' Cousins" (1964) and "Tiger by the Tall" (1964). She was also the wife of Dr. Henry Ross, a West Point graduate and US Army...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Lung cancer United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA Plot: Section 7, Row D, Grave 211 GPS coordinates: 41.3987389, -73.9680328 (hddd.dddd)
Thorpe, Richard b. February 24, 1896 d. May 1, 1991 Motion picture director. He began his career in 1924. He is best remembered for his adventure films, such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1934), "Tarzan's New York Adventure" (1942), "Ivanhoe" (1952), "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1952), "All the Brothers Were Valiant" (1953), "Knights of the Round Table" (1953), "The Student Prince" (1954), "The Adventures of Quentin Durward" (1955), and the musical film "Jailhouse Rock" (1957). Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Smart, Greggory b. September 4, 1965 d. May 1, 1990 Murder Victim. Victim in one of the most sensational crime/love triangle stories of the twentieth century. Gregg and Pam Smart married in 1989 and lived in a condominium in Derry, NH. Gregg was 24-year old insurance agent, and Pam was the director of media services at Winnacunnet High School in nearby Hampton. It was at the high school that Pam met and seduced 15-year old student Billy Flynn. In order to sustain the relationship and not lose possession of her dog, furniture, and condo in a...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony B) Cause of death: Murdered Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Tyler (Markowski), Tom (Vincent) b. August 9, 1903 d. May 1, 1954 Western actor. He starred in more than 90 B-grade western films from the 1920's to the 1940's. Movies and TV Series: Captain Marvel in the movie series, "Adventures of Captain Marvel." Crossroad Avenger: 'The Adventures of the Tucson Kid' 1953, 'The Yellow Haired Kid' 1952, 'She Wore A Yellow Ribbon' 1949, The Dalton Gang' 1949, 'I Shot Jesse James' 1949, 'The Golden Eye' 1948, 'Cheyenne' 1947, 'Never Say Goodbye' 1948, 'The Phantom' 1943, 'Riders of the Rio Grande' 1943, ' Outlaws of Cherokee...[Read More] (Bio by: Cinnamonntoast4) Cause of death: Heart attack Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Plot: Sec. 15 Lot 51
Watson, Douglass b. February 24, 1921 d. May 1, 1989 Actor. Born Larkin Douglass Watson III in Jackson, Georgia, in 1921, he served in the United States Army during World War II before turning to acting. During the war he was honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross and 2 Purple Hearts. Best rememebered for his roles on the television soap operas, "Another World" (1974-1989), as Mackenzie 'Mac' Cory', "Love Of Life" (1972-1973), as Dr. Lloyd Phillips, "Search For Tomorrow" (1967-1968), as Walter Haskins, and "Moment Of Truth" (1965), as Dr...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Section A, Lot 131A, Grave 3
Corbitt, Claude b. July 21, 1915 d. May 1, 1978 Major League Baseball Player. The infielder had two hits in four at-bats for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945 but was sold to Cincinnati on March 18, 1946. He saw limited with the Reds the next three seasons. The most he played was 87 games in 1948, when he hit .256. The right-handed hitter had a career batting average of .243 with one homer. (Bio by: Ron Coons) Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Sheldon, Gene b. February 1, 1908 d. May 1, 1982 Actor. Born Eugene Hume, he was a comedian banjo player best known for his role as Bernardo on the 1950s, Walt Disney television series "Zorro". He began acting at an early age, serving as stage assistant to his father whom was a magician and was a radio announcer at age 17, broadcasting on Toledo radio station in 1925. He made his film debut in "Susie's Affairs" (1934), as Slug the banjoist, followed by playing banjo in the musical "Roberta" (1935). In the early 1940s, he performed a comedy...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Bavasi, Emil 'Buzzie' b. December 12, 1915 d. May 1, 2008 Professional Baseball Executive. For over four decades he was one of Major League Baseball's most enduring and innovative general managers. He began his career as publicity director for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939 and was promoted general manager in 1951. During his tenure as GM, the Dodgers in Brooklyn won eight National League pennants and won the World Series in 1955. He also helped African Americans players such as Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe through the difficult...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Eyermann, Tim b. 1947 d. May 1, 2007 Jazz Musican. He was called the "E-Man" for being a versatile multi-wind instrumentalist and a veteran saxophonist. He is best known as the leader of "East Coast Offering", a band that he formed in 1974. His group made ten albums for MCA and Bluemoon records and received two Grammy nomonations. Prior to this he was a member of the noted U.S. Air Force's "Airmen of Note", a premier jazz show band. He recorded and played with artist to include Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Paris, Johnny b. August 29, 1940 d. May 1, 2006 Musician. Born John M. Pocisk, he was the founder, leader and saxaphonist in the group Johnny and the Hurricanes. He began playing saxaphone in high school and soon formed his own groups The Black Cats and then The Orbits. In the late 1950s he took the band to Detroit, where they were offered their first recording contract as "Johnny and the Hurricanes" while performing backup for another local group from Toledo. Their signature sound of tenor sax and organ produced such hits as "Crossfire", "...[Read More] (Bio by: RO) Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Reis, Robert Joseph T. 'Bobby' b. January 2, 1909 d. May 1, 1973 Major League Baseball Player. He was a right-handed pitcher and outfielder for three teams in six years in the majors. Born Robert Joseph Thomas Reis in Woodside, New York, he played for the Brooklyn Robins (1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932, 1935), and finished with the Boston Bees (1936 to 1938). Playing in 175 games in his career, Lake was a starting pitcher in 9 games. He posted a 10-13 won-loss record with an earned run average of 4.27. He struck out 52 batters in 69 appearances on the mound...[Read More] (Bio by: Mel Bashore) Willow River Cemetery, Hudson, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, USA
Patten, Luana b. July 6, 1938 d. May 1, 1996 Actress. At age eight, became a star in her second film, Disney's 'Song of the South', playing Ginny to Bobby Driscoll's Johnny. Made five other Disney films: 'Melody Time', 'Fun and Fancy Free', 'So Dear to My Heart'(again teamed with Driscoll), 'Johnny Tremain', and 'Follow Me, Boys!' Her non-Disney films include 'Rock, Pretty Baby', 'The Restless Years', 'Home from the Hill', 'A Thunder of Drums', and "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come". Her last film was 'Grotesque', released in 1988. Cause of death: respiratory failure Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach), Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Hibiscus #702
Moore, Horace Ladd b. February 25, 1837 d. May 1, 1914 Military Figure, US Congressman. Born in Mantua, Ohio, he moved to Lawrence, Kansas Territory, in 1858, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861. With the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and was commissioned a Lieutenant in Company D, 2nd Kansas Regiment, Volunteer Infantry. He served continuously until he was mustered out of the volunteer service as Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 4th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry on June 30, 1865. Returning to Kansas, he served...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Struble, Arthur Dewey b. June 28, 1894 d. May 1, 1983 United States Navy Admiral. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1911. Served in World Wars I and II and the Korean War. Served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations from 1948 to 1950. Commanded the 7th Fleet during the Korean War and lead it during the Inchon and Wonsan landings. Commanded the the Eastern Sea Frontier before retiring in 1956. (Bio by: Bill Heneage) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 2, Lot 4737-E R
Maki, Wayne b. November 10, 1944 d. May 1, 1974 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, he played the position of Left Wing for the St. Louis Blues from 1969 to 1970 and the Vancouver Canucks from 1970 to 1973. The brother of hockey player Ronald "Chico" Maki, one of the main highlights in his career was the infamous stick-swinging duel between him and Boston Bruin's defenseman Ted Green at training camp. The incident almost caused Green his life. On December 14, 1972, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He...[Read More] (Bio by: K) New Greenwood Cemetery, Sault Sainte Marie, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada Plot: Lot 24 (North Half)