Bridges, Elisa b. May 24, 1973 d. February 7, 2002 Actress, Model. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for December 1994, and Playboy's Video Playmate of the Month for September 1996. Born in Miami, Florida, she was raised in Houston, Texas. She was a petite model, approximately 5 feet tall and weighed 90 pounds, with light brown hair and brown eyes. She was shy and quiet, and became a model for the opportunities to travel, often traveling between Miami, Los Angeles, and Hawaii, as a professional model. She did not smoke, and was...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Drug overdose Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Allen (Dennis Cooper), Rusty (Terri Kay) b. March 10, 1944 d. November 1, 2004 Actress. Born Terri Kay Dennis in Taylor County Texas, she was a model and a Playboy Bunny at the Miami Playboy Saloon, when she made her big screen debut in "Daughter Of The Sun" (1962). Her other film credits included "Girl Happy" (1965), "Black Spurs" (1965), "The Sexperts" (1965) and she appeared on the television series "The Harry Secombe Show". She died at the age of 60 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Kreski, Connie b. September 19, 1946 d. March 21, 1995 Actress, Model. She was Playboy Playmate of the Month for January 1968, and Playboy Playmate of the Year for 1969. She appeared in the films, "Playmates: The Early Years" (1992), "Aspen" (1977), "Captains And The Kings" (1976), "The Black Bird" (1975), "Un Homme Est Mort" (1972), "The Trackers" (1971), and "Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe And Find True Happiness?" (1969). She also appeared in the television series, "Love American Style" (1969-1974). Cause of death: Blocked carotid artery Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Myers, Cynthia b. September 12, 1950 d. November 4, 2011 Model. "Playboy" magazine's Miss December 1968, she later had a minor film career. Raised in northwestern Ohio, she apparently was fully developed into a 39-DD at 13, started receiving requests to model bikinis by the time she was 14, and later posed for automobile advertisments. Cynthia was given a chance to appear in "Playboy" and had her centerfold layout shot when she was 17, though Hugh Hefner waited until she was of lawful age to publish the pictures. She quickly became a favorite of...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Vitale, Carol b. November 14, 1946 d. July 23, 2008 Model. A platinum blonde beauty, she shall be remembered as "Playboy" magazine's Miss July 1974. Raised in northern New Jersey, she won a dance contest at 12 and participated in both the glee and drama clubs in high school. Moving to South Florida after graduation she was a finalist in the Miss Florida/World contest, modeled in advertisments for both an Oldsmobile dealership and a racetrack, and worked as a Bunny at Miami's Playboy Club. Carol began to get her picture in the magazine and even...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of Remembrance section, Wall Crypt 4722
Hamilton, Sue (Karen Susan) b. November 14, 1945 d. September 2, 1969 Actress. Born Karen Susan Hamilton in Glendale, California, she was a successful modeling beauty and was Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the Month (as Sue Williams) in the April 1965 issue. A talent scout for American International Pictures saw her picture feature in Playboy and signed her to a long-term multi-movie contract with the studio. She made her screen debut in "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (1965), followed by "Sergeant Dead Head" (1965), "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" (1965), "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Suicide Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Reflections, Lot 21, Grave 4 (near the entrance and large fountain)
Stanton, Gail b. November 19, 1954 d. November 21, 1996 Actress, Model. Born Brenda Stone in Memphis, Tennessee, she was Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the Month for June 1978. The daughter of a Southern Baptist church deacon, she changed her name to Gail Stanton so that she would not embarrass her father. A former high school cheerleader and homecoming queen, Stanton began her modeling career when she posed nude for Playboy Magazine's April 1977 pictorial, "The Girls of the New South." She also did promotional spots for Anheuser-Busch, was Miss...[Read More] Memphis Memory Gardens, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Vickers, Yvette b. August 26, 1928 d. 2010 Playboy Playmate, Actress. She appeared as the Playboy "Playmate of the Month" for the July 1959 issue, and she was also well-known for her roles in B-movie cult classics such as, "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" (1958) as Honey Parker, and in 1959 she played the role of Liz Walker in "Attack of the Giant Leeches." She studied acting at UCLA and in New York City, where she was cast in television commercials as the "White Rain" girl. However, she soon moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a career...[Read More] (Bio by: Christian Vedder) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Blue, Betty b. August 14, 1931 d. August 23, 2000 Actress/Model. She was the Playboy Playmate for the month of November 1956. She appeared in the films "Not Tonight Henry" (1961), as 'Betty,' and "Andy Warhol's Women In Revolt" (1972), as 'Pocahontas.' Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered on the property of the Playboy Mansion
Raft, Tommy Moe b. 1914 d. January 7, 1974 Comedian. He was a popular comic performer regarded as one of the funniest men in show business. During the 1950s and 1960s, he was best known as a main attraction for many Las Vegas casino and burlesque shows. He also appeared in the feature films "The Wacky Playboy" (1964) and "The Black Connection" (1974). (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Palm Desert Memorial, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA Plot: Building of Devotion, Space 47D
Stratten, Dorothy b. February 28, 1960 d. August 14, 1980 Actress, Model. Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, she grew up in a rough neighborhood, and worked at a local Dairy Queen. She began to come into her own as a model in her late teens, appearing on a TV episode of Fantasy Island in 1978. Paul Snider, a promoter, began dating her and convinced her to pose for nude photographs, while attempting to get her selected as Playboy's 25th Anniversary Playmate. Although she lost out to Candy Loving, she was made Playmate of the month for August 1979. Soon...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Murdered Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, L-170
Handelsman, J. B. b. February 5, 1922 d. June 20, 2007 Cartoonist, Illustrator. For over four decades, he was noted for his dry wit in subjects ranging from politics to popular culture. He created nearly 1,000 cartoons and five covers for New Yorker magazine between 1961 and 2006. His work also appeared regularly in Playboy, and in the British humor magazine Punch for 11 years. Handelsman wrote and illustrated several books, among them "Families and How to Survive Them" (1983) and "Life and How to Survive It" (1994). He died of lung cancer. (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!
Richman, Harry b. 1895 d. 1972 Actor. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a popular Vaudeville entertainer when he made big screen debut in "Puttin on the Ritz" (1930). Featured as a song and dance man, he also appeared in the musicals "The Music Goes Round" (1930), "Playboy" (1936) and "Stars Over Arizona" (1937). For television, he appeared on "The Buick Merle Show", "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Jackie Gleason Show". He died at age 77 in Hollywood, California. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memories, Alcove of Love, Wall B, Crypt 319
Empey, Marguerite b. July 29, 1932 d. August 19, 2008 Model, Dancer. A brunette beauty known for most of her professional life as Diane Webber, she had a noted modeling career that saw her as "Playboy" magazine's centerfold for May 1955 and February 1956. The child of a Hollywood screenwriter, she was born Marguerite Diane Empey, was raised in Southern California, and had studied ballet but was married to Joe Webber and was working as a chorus girl in San Francisco when spotted and asked to grace the pages of "Playboy". After appearing under her...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Korshak, Sidney Roy b. June 5, 1907 d. January 20, 1996 Lawyer. Known as a 'fixer' for businessmen, also the Chicago mob. He never had a criminal conviction or even an indictment, and the FBI named him the most powerful lawyer in the world. His practice mingled with the likes of Al Capone, Frank Nitti, Sam Giancana, Tony Accardo and others. His Hollywood friends included Lew Wasserman and Jules Stein. His law practice being in the field of labor consulting and negotiations, his clients included the Hilton and Hyatt Hotels, MGM, Playboy, MCA/...[Read More] (Bio by: Bernard Johnson) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of the Book Mausoleum
Letts, Arthur d. May 18, 1923 Founder of Broadway Department Stores and Bullock's. He was responsible for developing a great deal of Hollywood. He also purchased and developed Westwood, Holmby Hills and the UCLA campus. This was done through the Janss Development Co. Harold Janss was Mr. Letts son in law. Harold and his brother Edwin developed quite a bit of Los Angeles from the turn of the century into the 1960's. Areas from Hancock Park to Thousand Oaks. His son, Arthur Letts, Jr. built the Playboy Mansion. Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Chandler Gardens (formerly Section 12).
Belinsky, Bo (Robert) b. December 7, 1936 d. November 23, 2001 Major League baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels. Born Robert Belinsky, he pitched first no hitter in Dodger Stadium history on May 5, 1962 beating the Baltimore Orioles 2-0. Had a career record of 28-51 for eight seasons. Known as a notorious playboy for dating such Hollywood starlets as Ann-Margret, Juliet Prowse, Connie Stevens, Tina Louise and was twice engaged to Mami Van Doren. He also pitched for the Phildelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Priates and Cincinnati Reds. Cause of death: Cancer Davis Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Lee, Lila b. July 25, 1901 d. November 13, 1973 Actress. Born Augusta Appel, Lee was 13 years old when she was on Broadway performing in her well-know role as "Cuddles." Mother of writer James Kirkwood Jr., Lee appeared in “Blood and Sand” with Rudolph Valentino. As leading lady in 1930’s “The Unholy Three” (opposite Lon Chaney Sr.) she was positioned to become one of the new sound era's first major stars. Unfortunately her screen career was bedeviled by severe bouts with what was referred to as tuberculosis but whispered to be the results...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Cause of death: Stroke Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section F
Rose (Perschmann), Buddy (Paul) b. November 27, 1952 d. April 28, 2009 Professional Wrestler. Also known as "Playboy" Buddy Rose. Over his 32-year career (1973 to 2005) he held a total of 17 tag team championships with various partners, and 13 heavyweight championships with different promotions. He had the distinction of wrestling (under a mask as "The Executioner") in the very first match of "Wrestlemania 1", against Tito Santana, and had the dubious honor of getting the first loss as well. Following his retirement he opened a wrestling school with his longtime...[Read More] (Bio by: Miss Hildy) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, ashes given to his wife